Cache Enabler – WordPress Cache

Description

WordPress Cache Engine

The Cache Enabler plugin creates static HTML files and stores them on the servers disk. The web server will deliver the static HTML file and avoids the resource intensive backend processes (core, plugins and database). This WordPress cache engine will improve the performance of your website.

Features

  • Efficient and fast disk cache engine
  • Automated and/or manual clearing of the cache
  • Manually purge the cache of specific pages
  • Display of the actual cache size in your dashboard
  • Minification of HTML and inline JavaScript
  • WordPress multisite support
  • Custom Post Type support
  • Expiry Directive
  • Support of 304 Not Modified if the page has not modified since last cached
  • WebP Support (when combined with Optimus)
  • Supports responsive images via srcset since WP 4.4
  • Works perfectly with Autoptimize

Cache Enabler is the first WP plugin to allow you to serve WebP images without JavaScript and also fully supports srcset since WP 4.4. WebP is a new image format that provides lossless and lossy compression for images on the web. WebP lossless images are 26% smaller in size compared to PNGs.

How does the caching work?

This plugin requires minimal setup time and allows you to easily take advantage of the benefits that come from using WordPress caching.

The WordPress Cache Enabler has the ability to create 2 cached files. One is plain HTML and the other version is gzipped (gzip level 9). These static files are then used to deliver content faster to your users without any database lookups or gzipping as the files are already pre-compressed.

When combined with Optimus, the WordPress Cache Enabler allows you to easily deliver WebP images. The plugin will check your upload directory for any JPG or PNG images that have an equivalent WebP file. If there is, the URI of these image will be cached in a WebP static file by Cache Enabler. It is not required for all images to be converted to WebP when the “Create an additional cached version for WebP image support” option is enabled. This will not break any images that are not in WebP format. The plugin will deliver images that do have a WebP equivalent and will fall back to the JPG or PNG format for images that don’t.

Website

System Requirements

  • PHP >=5.6
  • WordPress >=4.6

Contribute

  • Anyone is welcome to contribute to the plugin on GitHub.
  • Please merge (squash) all your changes into a single commit before you open a pull request.

Maintainer

Credits

Screenshots

  • Display of the cache size in your dashboard
  • Cache Enabler settings page and "Clear Cache" link in the dashboard

Reviews

Does the Job where others fail.

Again another plugin that just “does exactly what it say’s on the tin”well-done guys!

I’m constantly changing plugins around on a myriad of development sites I run. So I have tried 80-90% of the “SEO, Speed boost, Performance optimisation plugins” out there, sadly a lot of them do not meet up to the high standards that are required in today’s industry.

Cache Enabler, however, is an exception to that rule, it does exactly what it promises, and when tied together with other caching/minification plugins, for Example, Autoptimize, or image optimization plugins such as Optimus Pro works even better!

Cache Enabler is very simple to set up with very a very minimal but intuitive settings page, unlike other plugins your not drowned in options here, you get exactly what you need, with nothing hidden.

I 100% recommend using this plugin, with the others mentioned in this review together on your site!

Crashes sites

I’ve had the same error happen on 2 separate sites. It’s not immediate but happens after a number of hours. The only common denominator for both sites was that I was running other caching software. WP Rocket on the one, and Pagespeed Ninja on the other.

good plugin… but doesn`t load my divi site corectly

i`m using it on a DIVI theme website together with Autoptimize

speeds up my website, i can finally use the webp. files

but the CSS isn`t loading on some pages… i have to manually clear the cache so the pages load up nicely…

and i never checked the pre-compression function…

Problem with WP Security and Cache Enabler

In the plugin ‘WP Security’ I had the maintenance mode (
Enable Front-end Lockout) enabled. After saving the Cache Enabler settings I was immediately taken to the font-end lockout page now. All links from the backend now did the same. After I had set the autoload setting in the options table of the database to ‘no’ I came back in. Therefore first of all only one asterisk. (Translation with the help of DeepL)

simple, fast, gets it done!

I’ve been using WP Super Cache for years. Recently, I ran into issues with the preload wiping out the entire cache and never finishing in a timely manner. I finally got fed up and decided to give Cache Enabler a try. 5 minutes later, with no tuning at default my first few pages (the exact same pages with no code changes or optimizations) were returning 95+ on google PageSpeed, whilst before I could never crest 75! Very happy with the plugin. The preload is fantastic and very solid. I ran a curl script against my sitemaps in order to speed up preload and the load average never ran high.

Contributors & Developers

“Cache Enabler – WordPress Cache” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.

Contributors

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Changelog

1.3.1

  • Fix for missing trailing slashes was incomplete
  • Add filter option before minification

1.3.0

  • Clear cache on woocommerce stock updates

1.2.3

  • Fix expiry time
  • Allow to customize bypass cookies
  • Fix Autoptimize config warning
  • Pages can now be excluded from cache by a path matching regex
  • Plugin upgrades can now trigger cache clear
  • Scheduled posts and drafts are now properly handled
  • A missing trailing slash will now redirect like wordpress does by default

1.2.2

  • Fixed settings form issue

1.2.1

  • Minor fixes

1.2.0

  • Added advanced cache feature
  • Clear cache if reply to a comment in WP admin

1.1.0

  • Added the possibility to clear the cache of a specific URL
  • Supports now Windows filesystems
  • Added X-Cache-Handler to indicate if loaded through PHP
  • Support of WebP images generated by ewww
  • Dynamic upload directory for WebP images
  • Fixed multisite purge issue
  • Added requirements checks
  • Made plugin ready for translation

1.0.9

  • Option to disable pre-compression of cached pages if decoding fails

1.0.8

  • Added support for srcset in WP 4.4
  • Improved encoding (utf8)

1.0.7

  • Added cache behavior option for new posts
  • Improved metainformation of the signature
  • Optimized cache handling for nginx

1.0.6

  • Fixed query string related caching issue

1.0.5

  • Credits update

1.0.4

  • Changed WebP static file naming

1.0.3

  • Fixed WebP version switch issue

1.0.2

  • Added support for WebP and CDN Enabler plugin

1.0.1

  • Added WebP support and expiry directive

1.0.0

  • Initial Release