Simple Cache

Description

Simple Cache was constructed after getting frustrated with the major caching plugins available and building sites with developer-only complex caching solutions that get millions of page views per day. Simple Cache promises the following:

  • Extremely simple one-click install. There is an on-off switch. That’s it. No need to wade through 50 complicated settings.
  • Simple Cache makes your site run very fast so you can handle lots of traffic.
  • Extremely easy to delete. Don’t like the plugin? You can remove it, and your website won’t break.
  • Easily clear the cache if you need to.
  • Enable gzip compression
  • Want to get advanced with object caching (Memached or Redis)? An advanced mode is available that will automatically setup Batcache and Memcached/Redis for you.

If you need your site to run fast, don’t have time to mess with complicated settings, and have been frustrated by other caching plugins, give Simple Cache a try.

Pull requests are welcome on Github.

Support

For full documentation, questions, feature requests, and support concerning the Simple Cache plugin, please refer to Github.

Installation

  1. Install the plugin through your dashboard.
  2. Navigate to Settings > Simple Cache. Turn caching on.
  3. Done.

FAQ

Installation Instructions
  1. Install the plugin through your dashboard.
  2. Navigate to Settings > Simple Cache. Turn caching on.
  3. Done.

Reviews

Great!

Awesome plugin, installed it and used advance mode and under a minute and you are done. 🙂

BEST CACHE PLUGIN – happy for 3 months now

Tried every cache plugin out there. They were all full of options and ultimately JUST SLOW. This was the first one that actually worked and also happened to be the simplest one to use. It was my programmer who thought of trying this one. He explained the developer was a well-respected one from 10up.

I was using Redis at first for object cache but it would have some issues with exclude URL’s so we switched over to Memcache and everything has been perfect. My home page is 1mb in size and loads in 500-800ms using Simple Cache + Cloudflare CDN. I’m on 4-core VPS, btw.

My site is blazing fast…it’s even faster than with LiteSpeed Cache, which is supposed to be faster since it’s a server-level cache. I don’t know how that’s even possible but I’m guessing client-side object caching takes less work than doing a full-page server cache. Hope someone can explain that to me.

Woocommerce issues

This plugin made my password resets not work, as well as made my cart items in WooCommerce say 1 item in cart, when there were more items.

Wow!

Instant gratification! The google Page score jumped 30 points. Thank you.

thanks

This plug in brought me from a D to a B on webpagetest. No other plugin could do it, even the complicated ones

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Contributors & Developers

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

Contributors

“Simple Cache” has been translated into 3 locales. Thank you to the translators for their contributions.

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Changelog

1.6.3

  • Fix missing FS_CHMOD_DIR and FS_CHMOD_MODE in sc_cache(). Props chesio
  • Make form labels properly clickable. Props ranss
  • Only show notices to admins. Props psorensen

1.6.2

  • Prevent fatal when commenting with Captcha.

1.6.1

  • Fix comment update warnings

1.6

  • Add wildcards and regex to cache exemptions

1.5.6

  • Prevent gzipping on 404 or non-cached pages

1.5.5

  • Fix Memcache cache purging with the following:
  • Allow Memcache flushing in multisite
  • Include object cache within the admin
  • Only batcache when a URL is accessed 2 times

1.5.4

  • Fix comment status PHP notice
  • Only let admins see purge cache button

1.5.3

  • Fix non-HTML (JSON) file caching.

1.5.2

  • Fix password protected posts

1.5.1

  • Only create gzip file cache file if necessary and vice-versa
  • Don’t check exceptions in simple mode

1.5

  • Add page cache URL exemptions in advanced mode
  • Improve messaging around object caching extensions

1.4.2

  • Properly verify files can be created/edited. Props davetgreen

1.4.1

  • Make sure file.php is included on purging. Props sagliksever
  • Make sure we don’t cache wp-login.php and other php files.
  • Reschedule cron when settings are saved
  • Properly output HTTP caching headers
  • Make HTML cache comment more human readable.
  • Fix rtrim file path bug
  • Properly clear file cache on cron
  • (Important) Purge all cache when a post is updated/created. This makes sure you don’t show a stale blog index when content is created/updated.
  • Make sure config file doesnt balloon

1.4

  • Properly purge cache when comments are created/approved.
  • Make sure user gets non cached pages after commenting
  • Fix bug causing php files with get params to be cached
  • Properly check WordPress logged in cookies

1.3

  • Purge single view cache for all post types when they are updated/deleted
  • Admin bar button for purging the cache

1.2.5

  • Support wp-config.php one directory below WP.

1.2.4

  • Fix config file getting erased in Windows
  • Add developer function sc_cache_flush() for clearing the cache

1.2.3

  • Properly check needed file permissions
  • Sane default cache expiration time

1.2.2

  • On uninstall delete all related plugin files including config.
  • Turn off object caching in admin
  • Update notices
  • Dont show in memory options that aren’t available

1.2.1

  • Fix advanced dropdown bug

1.2

  • Support gzip compression
  • Fix bug when config variable doesn’t exist
  • Fix advanced tab toggling JS error
  • Fix bug where in memory cache setting was sticking in simple mode

1.1

  • Add page cache length field
  • Code formatting

1.0.3

  • Fix error messaging around non-writeable file system
  • Fix redis

1.0.2

  • Properly clean up files
  • Don’t break if advanced-cache.php or object-cache.php is gone.

1.0.1

  • Boolval bug fixed

1.0

  • Plugin released