Country Caching For WP Super Cache

Country Caching For WP Super Cache | Andrew Wrigley | caching,country,GeoIP,super cache,WP Super Cache

Description

Bonus also makes Cookie Notice work correctly with WPSC (whether using country/EU geolocation or not).

Allows WP Super Cache to display the correct page/widget content for a visitor’s country when you are using geo-location; solves problems like these reported on WordPress.Org and StackOverflow.

A similar extension is available for Comet Cache.

This plugin builds an extension script that enables Super Cache to create separate snapshots (cache) for each page based on country location.

Separate snapshots can be restricted to specific countries. E.g. if you are based in the US but customize some content for Canadian or Mexican visitors, you can restrict separate caching to CA & MX visitors; and all other visitors will see the same cached (“US”) content.

You can also specify a single snapshot for a group of countries e.g. all European Union countries.

It works on both normal WordPress and Multisite (see FAQ) installations.

More info in the user guide

Identification of visitor country for caching

Via Cloudflare or Maxmind (when the plugin is first enabled it uploads GeoLite2 data created by MaxMind, available from http://www.maxmind.com ). Cloudflare works with any PHP version, but Maxmind Geolite2 requires PHP 5.4 or later. It is also possible to connect a different GeoLocation sytem of your choice (see documentation).

If you use Cloudflare and have “switched on” their GeoLocation option ( see Cloudflare’s instructions ) then it will be used to identify visitor country. If not, then the Maxmind Country Database will be used.

Updating (If not using Cloudflare for country) The installed Maxmind Country/IP data file will lose accuracy over time. To automate a monthly update of this file, install and enable the Category Country Aware (CCA) plugin (Country Caching and the Cataegory Country Aware (CCA) plugins use the same Maxmind data file in the same folder and the CCA plugin includes code for its update). The CCA plugin has many other features and functionality you may find useful. Alternatively you can manually update (FAQ below).

ADVICE

I don’t recommend you use ANY Caching plugin UNLESS you know how to use an FTP program (e.g. Filezilla). Caching plugins can cause “white screen” problems for some users. WP Super Cache is no different; when I checked the first page of its support forum it included 4 posts like this. Sometimes the only solution is to manually delete files using FTP or OS command line. When deactivated/deleted via Dashboard->Plugins; the Country Caching plugin deletes its files, but in “white screen” situations you may have to resort to “manual” deletion – see FAQ for instructions.

License

This program is free software licensed under the terms of the GNU General Public License version 2 as published by the Free Software Foundation.

In particular please note the following:

This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.

Installation

(Obvously you must have WP Supercache installed and activated. If you wish, you can switch off caching in it settings until you have finished your Country Cachching set-up.)

Install Country Caching plugin in normal way. Then go to “Dashboard->WPSC Country Caching”. Check the “Enable WPSC Country Caching add-on” box, and save settings.

Plugin author

Andrew Wrigley

Plugin official website address

https://wordpress.org/plugins/country-caching-extension-for-wp-super-cache/
If you encounter problems in using the Country Caching For WP Super Cache plugin, you can comment below, and I will try my best to help you solve the problem

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