This plugin hasn’t been updated in over 2 years. It may no longer be maintained or supported and may have compatibility issues when used with more recent versions of WordPress.

Busted!

Description

Saves you from asking “have you emptied your cache?”.

Features

  • Safe to leave running on live sites.
  • Only refreshes browser cache for a file if it has been modified.
  • Resolves Content Delivery Network (CDN) issues. No need to purge CDN cache.
  • Multisite compatible.
  • “Just works” — no configuration necessary.

Requirements

Requires scripts use any of the below functions to load. Almost all files meet these requirements. The only case it doesn’t account for is when URLs are hard-coded. This shouldn’t ever be done, since it can break sites for other reasons.

Photo credit: Brent Schneemancc

Installation

  1. Search for “Busted” under WordPress Admin > Plugins > Add New
  2. Install the plugin.
  3. Activate the plugin.

Reviews

This is pure bliss!

Hasn’t been updated in 2 years and still works great!

Would be nice if updated so more people are confident to use it 🙂

Works Fine!

Works out of the Box. No more “browser cache clearing” advice to clients needed!
And Update would be awesome

No joy

It appends the version numbers, but the main page still gets stuck before loading due to pre-cached stuff.

works behind nginx

Fixed an issue with stale CSS being returned behind an Nginx reverse proxy. Unsure whether I’d use it in production, but very useful when a site is under active development.

Amazingly easy and it works!!!!!

Works perfect. Literally, install, activate, it just works. Was having problems with every browser (FF, Opera, Chrome, IE, Safari, etc.) needing to be forced with F5 to refresh current css style (lasting only for that session), and user coming to the site were seeing OLD CACHE css — now I am happy! THANK YOU… PS I tried a dozen ways, functions, functions.php, techniques, tutorials, codes, snippets, etc. YOURS IS THE ONLY ONE THAT WORKED!

THANKS!!!

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Contributors & Developers

“Busted!” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.

Contributors

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Interested in development?

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

Changelog

1.4

  • Fix: Enable for stylesheets, not just JavaScript. Thanks @francescolaffi.
  • Fix: Enable in wp-admin. For real this time.
  • Fix: Hopefully suppress mysterious notice on login screen. Thanks @norcross.

1.3

  • New: Change version slug to ‘b-modified’ to avoid user confusion.

1.2

  • New: Enable in wp-admin. Thanks @norcross.

1.1

  • New: Only refresh cache if file has been modified. Thanks @unserkaiser.

1.0

  • Initial public release.