Support » Plugin: WP Super Cache » [Plugin: WP Super Cache] Cache plugins deleted on update

  • Resolved jp2112



    I use the WPSCMin plugin with WPSC, but every time WPSC is updated, the plugins folder gets overwritten and I need to reinstall it.

    “Cache plugins are PHP scripts that live in a plugins folder inside the wp-super-cache folder. They are loaded when Supercache loads, much sooner than regular WordPress plugins.”

    I understand that from time to time new features are added to this folder. But is there any way to keep the existing contents of that folder on update?


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  • Plugin Author Donncha O Caoimh


    Unfortunately this is a side effect of how WP updates plugins 🙁

    You can add $wp_cache_plugins_dir (pointing at a new plugins folder) to the config file (either wp-config.php or wp-cache-config.php) and the plugin will load it’s plugins from that folder instead. There’s more info in the developer docs page:

    I really should add a note to the plugins folder with this info. Hopefully for the next release.

    Thank you, I should have noticed that! I assume that setting will persist across upgrades.

    I created a new folder in wp-content called ‘wpsc_plugins’ and uploaded the minify plugin. I changed the line in wp-content/wp-cache-config.php to this:

    $wp_cache_plugins_dir = WP_CONTENT_DIR . '/wpsc_plugins/';

    I logged out to verify the content is minified. It works great! More plugins should have features like this.

    Plugin Author Donncha O Caoimh


    Great! There’s a note on the plugins page now but I’d love to automate this. I doubt I’ll ever find the time to.

    FYI I just upgraded and this value didn’t change. Great job!

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