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Brutal Cache


This project is to speed up your blog. With special techniques your blog will get very strong!
But watch out, randomized content wouldn’t be randomized, because the content is saved in static files, and the Admin-bar from the frontend will be removed!
In the backend the plugin is strongly customizable so you have total control of caching. You can define expiring times, so that the cache-file will be renewed in a certain interval. A special feature is the “brutal mode”. It starts a short script at the beginning of the program, so the resources your blog needs will be drastically reduced, if a cache-file exists.

Known Issues

Cachefiles empty

Some times the cachefiles are empty. The only and first time I noticed this was with Artisteer themes.

Trouble Shooting Help

“undefined Index ‘HTTP_IF_NONE_MATCH’ …” appears at my page

Turn error_reporting E_STRICT off, so it won’t appear another time.


How to install the plugin.

  1. decompress the archive
  2. load the folder to the plugin directory
  3. activate the plugin
  4. configure the plugin under settings -> brutal cache

Contributors & Developers

“Brutal Cache” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.

Translate “Brutal Cache” into your language.

Interested in development?

Browse the code, check out the SVN repository, or subscribe to the development log by RSS.


Version 0.6.4

  • bugfixes
  • code improvements
  • corrected some spelling mistakes

Version 0.6.3

  • minor bugfix
  • minor performance updates
  • some workflow updates

Version 0.6.2

  • minor bugfix with symbols in urls

Version 0.6.1

  • bugfix at brutal mode
  • fixed another little bug which created a E_NOTICE

Version 0.6

  • feature: delete cache with wildcard
  • deactivates caching for logged in users, so adminpanel usw could be used

Version 0.5

  • feature: reduce HTML requests
  • feature: delete single cachefile
  • chances a little the backend
  • fixes SVN
  • bug fixes
  • optimizations

Version 0.4.3

  • deleting admin-bar from frontend

Version 0.4.2

  • adding control of minifing cache

Version 0.4.1

  • little bugfix

Version 0.4

  • little bugfix
  • Cachefiles now get minified

Version 0.3.4

  • bugfixing

Version 0.3.3

  • security patch

Version 0.3.2

  • Brutal Mode is checking whether submitbutton was pressed

Version 0.3.1

  • optimizing the caching
  • little bugfixes

Version 0.3

  • Rename the version
  • Optimizing the plugin
  • requirements set to PHP5
  • Brutal Mode optimized
  • Adminmen├╝ translated
  • settings optimized
  • rightproblems solved