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W3 Total Cache
Posts page cache doesn't clear if there is a static front page (6 posts)

  1. robertstaddon
    Posted 4 years ago #

    There is a very annoying bug in the latest version of W3 Total Cache ( It malfunctions if your front page is displayed as a static page instead of as a posts page (Under Settings > Reading Settings).

    Because the posts page is not the front page, whenever a new post is posted W3 Total Cache doesn't automatically purge the posts page out of the cache. So any site visitors (that aren't logged in) will continue to see the old cached posts page without the new post until the cache is manually clared.

    Here are some example sites that are having this issue:

    A patch with this bug fix would be greatly appreciated! Manually clearing the cache anytime a customer creates a new post gets tiring very quickly. :)

    I'm using WP 3.3.1 Multisite. Under Performance > Page Cache, I have "Cache home page" checked under General and "Home page", "Posts page", and "Blog feed" checked under Purge Policy.

    This post is a follow-up to this one: http://wordpress.org/support/topic/plugin-w3-total-cache-new-posts-dont-show-on-blog-page-except-for-admins


  2. robertstaddon
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Update: If "Page Cache Debug Mode" is turned on under Performance > General Settings, the posts page cache successfully flushes even if a static home page has been set!

    It is interesting to note that GZIP files are not generated when Debug Mode is turned on. This may be related to the issue.

  3. Frederick Townes
    Plugin Author

    Posted 4 years ago #

    Can you please submit a bug submission form from the support tab of the plugin with a link to this post?

  4. robertstaddon
    Posted 4 years ago #

    I just submitted a bug report. Thanks for taking a look!

  5. Frederick Townes
    Plugin Author

    Posted 4 years ago #

    No problem, this is fixed in the next release.

  6. brandonsavage020
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Has this patch been released into the wild? The last update was in 2011 so I'm imagining that it has not yet made it into a release. Any idea when the next release is due?

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