Akamai for WordPress

Description

The Akamai for WordPress plugin will automatically purge the cache using the new Fast Purge feature whenever you create or update a post.

With the Fast Purge API, you can automate your publishing flow to maximize performance and offload without compromising on freshness. Switching to a Hold ‘Til Told methodology, you can cache semi-dynamic content with long TTLs, and then refresh it in approximately 5 seconds with Fast Purge.

Development & Support

This plugin is developed on GitHub. Issues should be filed here.

References

Screenshots

  • Akamai for WordPress Settings screen

Installation

  1. Upload the plugin directory to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress
  3. Edit the Settings to add credentials

FAQ

Installation Instructions
  1. Upload the plugin directory to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress
  3. Edit the Settings to add credentials
How long does purging take?

The purge request is almost instantaneous, and the purge itself is completed within 5 seconds.

What is purged?

By default, the front page, and the individual post page are purged. You can additionally enable purging of tag, category, and monthly archives.

What are the limitations?

This API supports the following rate limits per customer:

  • 6,000 URLs per minute (sustained)
  • 5,000 URLs per second (burst)

Purge requests submitted at a higher rate results in a 507 error code. If you receive this error, wait 5 seconds and try again.

In addition, there is a strictly enforced 50,000 byte limit on the size of each request.

Contributors & Developers

“Akamai for WordPress” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.

Contributors

Changelog

0.5

  • Fix banner image

0.4

  • Rename plugin to “akamai”

0.3

  • Add support for purging on comments

0.2

  • Use latest Akamai libraries

0.1

  • Initial release