Web programming and optimization of Joomla sites
Published: 29 September 2015
After the years of using Joomla 2.5 based site you can recognize here new layout and functionality. Major targets for upgrade were mobile friendly presentation and of course new security functions available in Joomla 3.4.
For more flexible exchange of ideas between users of JotCache extension here were added to already proved Kunena based forum also two new possibilities - commenting system JComments and user help & guidance solution Freestyle FAQs. JComments was selected from more possible extensions because of wide range of functionality and local usage on the server without any external (cloud) parts. Using Freestyle FAQs is more less rehearsal for evaluation if such user guidance is welcome along with JotCache Help presentented on JotComponents Knowledge Base. JotCache FAQ and How To items are available only for users registered on JotComponents site.
JotCache extension is not simple install & use solution but more set of administrator tools for speed-up and optimization of Joomla sites. How to use these tools and how to solve the obstacles needs to collect experiencies from live site operation. Therefore use not only JotComponents forum but also new commenting system for this purpose.
Here is also intention to provide more languages for JotCache extension especial for languages of users/visitors :
as taken from long term evaluation in Google Analytics.
If you have translation of language strings for any of above shown languages please provide language files to JotComponents for the public access.
Published: 08 October 2015
Integration with JCH Optimize, Rokbooster and Scriptmerge
The selection of which of named extension shall be linked to JotCache operation is simple action on JotCache plugin setup form (Cache Operation Modes tab) :
But before the integration with JotCache set page caching off for carefull testing of asset processing in selected extension. It is not simple & fast operation because you have usually many different parameters for setup and you need carefully check site pages for optimal settings. When you are satisfied with asset processing then you can enable JotCache operation. JotCache can accept different settings of asset extension but for Rokbooster is required to set parameter 'Scan Method' to value - Joomla Header Scan :
The integration is working properly when all combined files (js and/or css) are loaded correctly with cached page even in case when combined files are cleaned from its own cache.
Published: 03 March 2015
New features in ver.5.1
Edit Page Invalidate
In previous versions of JotCache (ver.5.0 and before) when registered user with permission to create/edit frontend page was logged-in he could change content without any limitation but after his logout the page old content was shown until expiration or invalidation of the cached page. Such approach has its advantage (only final/reviewed content is shown to public) but in some cases is requested to immediately show new content to the public directly from cache. Here is possible in JotCache ver.5.1 to enable plugin parameter 'Edit Page Invalidate'.
Published: 23 June 2014
JotCache is often used on Virtuemart shopping sites with good results for much faster page responses. But in cases when shop was configured to run with different currencies until present time was not possible to use any page caching.