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WordPress Varnish ESI Widget

This plugin uses WordPress + Varnish and caches the sidebar with ESI.

  1. Activate the plugin through the 'Plugins' menu in WordPress
  2. Appearance, Widgets, drag the ESI Widget to Sidebar 1
  3. Drag the Widgets that you want to display on your sidebar to the newly created ESI Widget Sidebar.
  4. Settings, Varnish ESI Widget, Set the Server IP(s) that the plugin needs to communicate with to purge.
  5. Make sure you have configured Varnish with the included default.vcl or with one that you have created that allows the plugin to issue BANs. Verify your ACL is set to allow purging.

Requires: 2.6 or higher
Compatible up to: 3.3.2
Last Updated: 5 years ago
Active Installs: 20+


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