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04-27-2011, 12:45 PM
What's a reliable cache plugin for WP MS that is friendly to DS IDXpress?

Ricardo Bueno
05-03-2011, 10:38 AM
What's a reliable cache plugin for WP MS that is friendly to DS IDXpress?

Hey There!

The W3 Total Cache seems to work well (in most cases) with dsIDXpress. Give it a spin and let me know if that works:

Anyone using any other plugins?

05-04-2011, 10:02 AM
I'd absolutely recommend W3 Total Cache as well. Minify settings can't be applied to dsIDXpress, and you'll want to avoid the database cache and object cache settings (and not only because of dsIDXpress).

Setup can be a bit of a pain. I used http://zemalf.com/1443/w3-total-cache/ to set it up. Its definitely a good start. And I referred to http://www.freedomtarget.com/w3-total-cache-with-amazon-s3-and-cloudfront to help with the CDN setup.

Setting up Minify and your CDN will be HUGE in your speed improvements. I don't even have a great theme (and dsIDXpress pushes its style sheet to your header) and I saw a huge speed improvement.

I'd definitely recommend using http://www.webpagetest.org/ to before and after your results. Its sort of fun.

05-19-2011, 09:28 AM
I should say, as of May 2011 that W3 Total Cache's minify is broken and will badly screw up your site! I'm using version and its still not working correctly. They are actively working to fix it though.

Mike McGee
05-19-2011, 10:50 AM
Hey Seth, we're discussing that right now over on this thread (http://forum.diversesolutions.com/showthread.php/198-New-Version-of-W3TC-0.9.2). Seems like it will work fine if you disable minify. Also, I do disable object cache as you recommend, but database cache seems to work fine for me. Were you having issues with database cache or is there some other reason I should disable it?

Incidentally, that link you gave for setting up W3TC spawned a malware warning for me: