TOPIC: Unable to exclude items from caching

Unable to exclude items from caching 16 Dec 2015 23:25 #1547

Just installed JotCache and am having trouble getting it to exclude various items from the caching functionality. We have two items that we would like to NOT be cached for obvious reasons: 1) a random article display on the home page, and 2) the site breadcrumbs display.

The random article display uses an instance of the Articles - Newsflash module to randomly pull a single article from a selected category. We have this module assigned to a position (featured-random) that is in turn added to an article using the Joomla shortcode . That article is set to display on the home page and displays a different random article each time the home page is loaded. When we enable JotCache however, one of the random articles is cached and subsequent page loads show the same article over and over. We have tried selecting the featured-random location for exclusion in the JotCache component but this has no effect and it isn't clear to us if it is possible to exclude the entire home page or just the main home page content from caching or how to do this.

Regarding our breadcrumbs that is just the breadcrumbs module displaying in a position of the same name. When we select the breadcrumbs location for exclusion in the JotCache component the breadcrumbs still behave as they do when they are subject to page caching.

Thank you for any help you can provide.

Joomla version : 3.4
JotCache version : 5.2.1
site template: custom
system plugins : HikaShop, YouTubeGalleryPro, SigPlus, BreezingForms, ARI Sexy Lightbox
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Unable to exclude items from caching 17 Dec 2015 08:54 #1548

Articles Newsflash module as any other modules can be only excluded from the caching when it is assigned to standard template position. You chose plugin managed injection of the module
this module assigned to a position (featured-random) that is in turn added to an article using the Joomla shortcode
which is causing described obstacle.
For breadcrumbs check above described condition and check also if module is cached (setup on module edit page) - then disable module caching.
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Unable to exclude items from caching 17 Dec 2015 18:51 #1549

Thank you for the quick reply. We have disabled caching on the breadcrumbs module (under Extensions-->Modules) but we still notice glitches in the breadcrumbs that we cannot repeat with JotCache disabled. Any other suggestions for remedying this? Here are our settings:

- System Cache Settings: conservative (when this is off we still have the breadcrumbs caching problem)
- Gzip Page Compression: on
- Plugins: JotCache on, in last position, all settings default, "System - Page Cache" plugin diabled
- Modules, caching: Breadcrumbs: caching off
- JotCache Excluded Locations: breadcrumbs

Regarding the caching of the random article display, we understand that because we are adding this module to an article that appears on the home page that JotCache can not handle it as a standard location. Is there a way to turn off caching for the home page, or just the content area of the home page?

Joomla version : 3.4
JotCache version : 5.2.1
site template: custom
system plugins : HikaShop, YouTubeGalleryPro, SigPlus, BreezingForms, ARI Sexy Lightbox
The administrator has disabled public write access.
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