Frontend As Any User

Description

This plugin is useful to avoid problems with full page cache systems that don’t distinguish between logged and non-logged users, as for example the full page cache provided by CDNs like Cloudflare.
If your full-page caching system doesn’t distinguish between logged and non-logged users, the cached page may include editing links and the admin top bar if it is active.
Usually, to avoid this problem you visit the page in incognito window, but you may forget to do it.

This plugin will help you to prevent this kind of problems.

After activation in the admin top bar you will find a switch to activate/deactivate the incognito mode.
The switch position will be saved in your browser until you delete your browser cookies.
When you activate the incognito mode, you will see the frontend as you were not logged in.
Be careful, all the administrators will be able to switch between normal and incognito mode. All the administrators should care about their settings.

If you have a plugin for server cache, you are logged in and the incognito mode is active, you will see non-cached pages on frontend.
To see the cached pages, you have to really log out.
At least that’s the behaviour with the most popular cache plugins.

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Changelog

0.0.1

  • First release