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Wordpress speed & caching questions...

Discussion in 'Web Design' started by virtualgeorge, Dec 18, 2015.

  1. virtualgeorge

    virtualgeorge Junior Member

    Sep 20, 2008
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    I need some clarifications on how to use caching plugins & CDN's.

    For example, I have a wordpress multisite install with over 100 sub-sites/users. All sites have some pages in common which are all updated sitewide occasionally or I make a css change to the theme that is in use by all sites.

    So if I am updating & testing theme changes I have to disable the caching or cdn while I am working on it.
    What if a user is updating a page on their site, they don't see the changes because of the caching.

    Do some plugins know that something has changed on a page to load that page from cache?

    Or do you just have to clear the caching plugin or cdn every time you make an update?

    Does that make sense? How do you minify or cache a site that has frequent page updates?
  2. sandandkush

    sandandkush Power Member

    May 29, 2015
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    Try out WP Rocket, it deals best and fastest with all Wordpress sites I worked with.
  3. Lomomu

    Lomomu Junior Member

    Nov 19, 2015
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    Depending on what particular caching plugins you're using, you can generally set it so that caching will refresh and deliver the most recent version of the website to the user every so often (6 hours, 2 days, 1 month, etc).

    I'm pretty sure most of the bigger caching plugins will also refresh the cache once changes are made to the website.