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CartPress Sends no-cache Headers

WordPress Plugin News Feed Stops Website Caching

It’s hard to believthecartpress sends no-cache headers icone a simple news feed from the CartPress e-commerce plugin for WordPress prevents WordPress from caching pages. This is apparently what happened to a website recently.

The website was caching fine up to early 2013, then stopped caching. In March we provided some pro-bono help, and the bug seemed to be fixed. 6 weeks later the bug had returned. After trying every possible cache plugin, the owner was getting desperate.

We had a quick look at the website, and found http headers had no-cache parameters set. Read more.

CartPress Sends no-cache Headers

Fastest WordPress Caching System

Unique Very Fast Cache for WordPress

The fastest caching system for WordPress; imagine WordPress pages serving in under 100 ms – on low-end shared hosting! This is the fastest cache system for WordPress I’ve found.

WordPress is a great CMS, but it has one drawback – It’s slow. A side by side speed comparison between Drupal and WordPress on the same server showed Drupal was about twice as fast as WordPress.

Really Static (WordPress plugin) creates static HTML files from WordPress pages and posts. You don’t even need WordPress installed on a live server. The system is very fast because you can take WordPress completely out of the loop, and serve static HTML files directly.

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Time for WordPress Quality Control

Quality Control Needed For WordPress Plugins

WordPress PluginsIt is time WordPress.org introduced a quality control system to vet plugins available from the repository. There are so many faulty plugins that just simply do not work, or are not compatible with the later WordPress versions.

A system needs to be introduced whereby WordPress users can see immediately if a plugin will work the way the developer claims, if it is fully compatible with the version of WordPress in use. The user voting system does not work well enough – how many users actually bother to vote for a plugin – a very small percentage if we look at votes cast, and downloads of any plugin…

The WordPress plugins from the repository are free mostly, although there are many that need paid subscriptions to enable full functions… Read more

Quality Control for WordPress