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WordPress 2.5, wp-cache and gzip compression

  • Hi,

    I’ve searched the forums and documentation for an answer to this but have had no luck – I have just upgraded my two sites to WordPress 2.5 and all seems to be working fine except for a few plug-ins, which is to be expected.

    The wp-cache plug-in activates fine but will not enable as:

    “Error: GZIP compression is enabled, disable it if you want to enable wp-cache.

    Warning: GZIP compression is enabled in WordPress, wp-cache will be bypassed until you disable gzip compression.
    WP-Cache is Disabled”

    I understand that 2.5 deliberately does not offer the option of gzip compression. So the upshot is that I cannot enable wp-cache as unfortunately WordPress 2.5 no longer gives me the option of disabling gzip compression (I don’t remember enabling it as I was using wp-cache with WP 2.3.2), am I missing something obvious here? How do I disable gzip now?



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  • Apologies for the double post, finger slipped 🙂

    Try http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/wp-super-cache/ – this bug has been fixed in that.

    Thanks for the advice, I’ve now installed WP Super Cache and I’m very happy with it, it’s working perfectly and it’s very fast.

    Cheers again…

    We ran into a similar problem with the WordPress 2.5/wp-cache combo this afternoon, following our WordPress 2.5 upgrade; all our pages that were cached by wp-cache were suddenly throwing internal server errors.

    We’ve had to disable caching for now. Any word on what might be happening? Other plugins are Defensio, Google XML Sitemaps, FeedBurner FeedSmith, and a couple media-type plugins.

    Super Cache’s latest update was activing strange. Many post links were going straight to the homepage, and others were fine. We disabled it, and all is fine now… Any cache systems that actually work with WP 2.5?

    I believe that the upgrade from 2.x to 2.5 did not unset the “gzipcompression” option in the wp_options table. If you’re comfortable with modifying the mysql database (and have the permission to do so), the following should help:

    update wp_options set option_value=0 where option_name="gzipcompression";

    You can then verify it by doing:

    select * from wp_options where option_name="gzipcompression";

    Which should result in something like:

    | option_id | blog_id | option_name | option_value | autoload |
    | 35 | 0 | gzipcompression | 0 | yes |
    1 row in set (0.00 sec)

    @guppiecat: That worked great. Thanks!

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