ShortCache

Description

Allows user to cache output of any shortcode by adding a cache attribute to it. For example, cache output of [gallery] shortcode like this: [gallery cache].

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Screenshots

  • Settings screen.

Installation

  1. Install via WP Admin > Plugins > Add New or download a .zip file and upload via FTP to /wp-content/plugins/ directory
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress
  3. (optional) Modify options via WP Admin > Settings > ShortCache, if needed.
  4. In the shortcode You want to cache, add a cache attribute: [gallery cache].
  5. (optional) You can define a custom cache interval by passing that to the attribute like this: [gallery cache="5"] – this will be cached for 5 hours.
  6. (optional) You can also define a custom cache scope by passing a cache-scope attribute: [gallery cache cache-scope="user_id,post_id"]. This will create different caches for every user and every post.

FAQ

Installation Instructions
  1. Install via WP Admin > Plugins > Add New or download a .zip file and upload via FTP to /wp-content/plugins/ directory
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress
  3. (optional) Modify options via WP Admin > Settings > ShortCache, if needed.
  4. In the shortcode You want to cache, add a cache attribute: [gallery cache].
  5. (optional) You can define a custom cache interval by passing that to the attribute like this: [gallery cache="5"] – this will be cached for 5 hours.
  6. (optional) You can also define a custom cache scope by passing a cache-scope attribute: [gallery cache cache-scope="user_id,post_id"]. This will create different caches for every user and every post.
So, how do I cache a shortcode?

In the shortcode You want to cache, add a cache attribute: [gallery cache].

Can I control how long should it stay in cache?

Yes, there is a setting for that in Settings > ShortCache. Also You can define a custom cache interval by passing that to the attribute like this: [gallery cache="5"] – this will be cached for 5 hours.

What does “Cache Scope” mean?

This defines how granular the cache should be. If you disable all check-boxes, one cache value will be stored for the whole site. If you check ‘User ID’, a different value will be cached for every logged in user. You can also differentiate it by Post ID or the URI where the short code is displayed.

The “Last Update Timestamp” setting ensures that caches are regenerated if there is an update (a saved post/page) somewhere on the site.

Can I control Cache Scope on per shortcode basis?

Yes, You can define a custom cache scope by passing a cache-scope attribute: [gallery cache cache-scope="user_id,post_id"]. This will create different cache values for every user and every post.

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Contributors & Developers

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

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Changelog

0.2.0

  • Initial release on wp.org

0.1.0

  • Initial release