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WP-URLCache allows you to use a shortcode to locally cache outgoing links in your posts and pages.


  • Use WordPress’ builtin plugin installation system located in your WordPress admin panel, labeled as the “Add New” options in the “Plugins” menu to upload the zip file you downloaded
  • Extract the zip file and upload the resulting “wp-urlcache” folder on your server under wp-content/plugins/.

All you need to do after that is navigate to your blog’s administration panel, go in the plugins section and enable WP-URLCache.

In order to personalize the available options, check in WordPress’ “Misc” section under “Settings” (options-misc.php).

For more information, see the “Installing Plugins” article on the WordPress Codex.


How do I use it?

Simply use the [urlcache url target alt cachetext] shortcode in your posts where:
* URL is the URL you want to cache
* Target is the link target value
* Alt is the link alternate value
* CacheText is the text you want to display in lieu of the cached link

Any technical requirements?
  • You will need PHP5. PHP4 has been officially discontinued since August 8 2008. If this plugin gives you PHP errors (T_STATIC, T_OLD_FUNCTION), you should strongly consider upgrading your PHP installation.
  • You will need cURL
  • You will also need at least WordPress 2.7 since WP-URLCache is using WordPress’ Settings API.


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  • Initial release