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  • Resolved ctrlaltdelete

    (@ctrlaltdelete)


    Hello, i’m currently using disqus js to display recent comments like so.
    https://*SHORTNAME*/recent_comments_widget.js?num_items=5&hide_mods=0&hide_avatars=1&avatar_size=92&excerpt_length=100

    It bypasses the cache using document.write. Would this plugin do the same or just print plain html that will remain static if using caching plugins?

    • This topic was modified 8 months, 4 weeks ago by Steve Stern.
    • This topic was modified 8 months, 4 weeks ago by Steve Stern.
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  • Plugin Author ovann86

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    That old disqus.js was discontinued/unsupported by disqus years ago – I’m surprised it still works !

    This plugin used to build on it, but it started to get buggy. If I remember right, it would occasionally decide to reject the parameters passed to it.

    But I did like how it was 100% client side for exactly this purpose – cache bypass.

    As it stands – no I dont believe this plugin would bypass a cache, and not sure it would be easy to either.

    Im thinking it would either need to clear the cache for all the pages the shortcode is used – or use it’s own JS script to query the WordPress site and spit out the code.

    I’ll have a little think about it and see if it’s possible (or sane) to do.

    If you have thoughts on how it might be implemented, please let me know.

    Plugin Author ovann86

    (@ovann86)

    I forgot to reply to this message.

    Version 2.3.0 introduced a new ‘Use Cache Buster’ setting – which should bypass cache plugins.

    It won’t talk “live” to Disqus (like the recent_comments_widget.js) – as this would likely use up all your API calls.

    But if that’s important for you – the ‘Cache Time’ setting can be adjusted to a lower amount.

    Or as an extreme you can enable ‘Bypass Cache’ to talk “live” to Disqus – but again, each request will use up the limited API calls they allow per hour.

    Let me know how you go with it.

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