Support » Plugin: Simple Cache » ERR_CONTENT_DECODING_FAILED on 404 pages with ‘Enable Compression’

  • Resolved mprewitt


    If I tick the enable option for ‘Enable Compression’ in Simple Cache, I get a strange error.

    The conditions for this error are:

    – ‘Enable Compression’ in Simple Cache is active
    – The browser is Google Chrome or Firebox (and maybe IE) — does NOT affect Safari
    – The page is the WordPress 404 error page — does not affect any other pages that I’ve seen

    Another thread somewhere suggested that a PHP file that ends with a space character after the closing “?>” can cause this, but I did a text search and none of the files end that way.

    Not sure what else to try.

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  • Plugin Author Taylor Lovett


    Can you link to where this is happening?



    I’ve got the same problem. It works only, when the .php extension is added, otherwise that error occurs.
    You can check it:
    ..and working sample:

    Thread Starter mprewitt


    Here it is on my site:
    (or you can do something like to trigger a 404, same result)

    Just as winston_wolf says above, if I type:
    …it works.

    Thread Starter mprewitt


    The previously mentioned site has gone live, with compression disabled. But the issue can still be seen at another site,, etc.

    Plugin Author Taylor Lovett


    Fixed in 1.5.6

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