Support » Plugin: WP Engine Advanced Cache » Excluding Page’s from Varnish Cache

  • We ran into some issues with the Varnish caching that WP Engine employs on our critical checkout pages (cart and checkout) for an e-commerce website though these were solved when we asked WP Engine to exclude these critical pages from the Varnish cache.

    We now have a need to extend the duration of the caching (which defaults to 10 minutes per WP Engine support) though when we activate the plugin we instantly start to experience similar caching issues on our cart and checkout pages. Is there a way to exclude pages from the cache via this plugin?

    If not are there any workarounds that you would suggest?

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  • Plugin Author Ethan Kennedy

    (@ethankennedy)

    Hey!

    There isn’t currently a way to manage exemptions through the plugin, since the exemptions take place on the Nginx layer on WP Engine’s side.

    Those issues are something that is reported and addressed in version 1.3. I am hoping to have that updated and deployed in the very near future. The headers I added on the Cart and Checkout pages mess with the browser’s cache and lead to those issues in the other times I have seen this problem.

    I’ll get that update out, and follow up to see if you’re seeing the same issues. I’d recommend leaving the plugin disabled in the meantime.

    Hey Ethan!

    That’s really great news that an update to address this is already in the works. We’ll leave the plugin turned off per your suggestion for the moment, however is there a rough ETA for when you expect this update to roll out?

    We’re really excited to use the plugin.

    Plugin Author Ethan Kennedy

    (@ethankennedy)

    Hey!

    That is great to hear! Barring any feedback Steven has on the update, it should hopefully go out next Monday.

    Hi Ethan,

    Just wanted to follow back with you to see if there was any update regarding the update we were discussing?

    Looking forward to hearing back!

    Plugin Author Ethan Kennedy

    (@ethankennedy)

    Hey!

    We’re taking another approach to how one of the core functionalities of the purge path function works, which is the main feature of the 1.3 update, so it’s delaying it a little bit. We’re meeting again to discuss the implementation I have written, and I hope to have the update pushed on Thursday.

    I am really sorry about the delay on this, I am definitely learning a lesson about workflow, and really should have pushed the bug fixes as minor versions to 1.2 before working on adding features.

    I will go ahead and follow up as soon as that update has been processed.

    Plugin Author Ethan Kennedy

    (@ethankennedy)

    Hey!

    The update was just pushed to the plugin, which should take care of the issues you’re seeing in WooCommerce.

    If you could go ahead and try it out, let me know if you see any strange behavior and I can go ahead and take a look.

    Again, I apologize for the delay in getting that out. Thank you!

    HI

    I have a similar issue with the WPEngine advanced caching plugin
    With the plugin enabled and WCVendors
    I am unable to
    1 – save vendor settings in vendor prodashboard > settings
    and
    2 – unable to upload new images in product management (An error occurred in the upload. Please try again later.)
    I had, therefore, disabled the caching plugin – having updated to the latest version Version 1.3.0
    I was rather hoping that this would be a fix
    I have update, cleared cache and retested
    Unfortunately the problems still exist

    Any further info/help would be much appreciated or should I start a new thread for these issues?

    Plugin Author Ethan Kennedy

    (@ethankennedy)

    Hey!

    I think that is a different issue than the one initially addressed here. If you could go ahead and open a new thread that would be awesome! I haven’t heard any similar reports around the plugin, but I am happy to dig in and see what might be causing it.

    HI
    Thank you for your reply
    I will post new thread now
    Reagrds
    iain

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