WP REST Cache | Acato


Are you facing speed issues, using the WordPress REST API? This plugin will allow WordPress to cache the responses of the REST API, making it much faster.

This plugin offers:

  • Caching of all default WordPress REST API GET-endpoints.
  • Caching of (custom) post type endpoints.
  • Caching of (custom) taxonomy endpoints.
  • Automated flushing of caches if (some of) its contents are edited.
  • Manual flushing of all caches.
  • Manual flushing of specific caches.
  • A counter how many times a cache has been retrieved.
  • Specifying after what time the cache should be timed out.
  • Registering custom endpoints for caching.
  • Automatic cache regeneration.

Installation from within WordPress

  1. Visit ‘Plugins > Add New’ (or ‘My Sites > Network Admin > Plugins > Add New’ if you are on a multisite installation).
  2. Search for ‘WP REST Cache’.
  3. Activate the WP REST Cache plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress.
  4. Go to “after activation” below.

Installation manually

  1. Upload the wp-rest-cache folder to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory.
  2. Activate the WP REST Cache plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress.
  3. Go to “after activation” below.

After activation

  1. Visit ‘Plugins > Must-Use’ (or ‘My Sites > Network Admin > Plugins > Must-Use’ if you are on a multisite installation).
  2. Check if the ‘WP REST Cache – Must-Use Plugin’ is there, if not copy the file wp-rest-cache.php from the /sources folder of the WP REST Cache Plugin to the folder /wp-content/mu-plugins/.

The default timeout for caches generated by the WP REST Cache plugin is set to 1 year. If you want to change this:

  1. Visit ‘Settings > WP REST Cache’.
  2. Change the Cache timeout.
Maybe because the installation process is relatively simple, the official website does not write a detailed installation process for the time being. If you encounter problems installing this plugin, you can solve it through search engines or comment below, I will try to help you solve it

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