Published: 08 October 2015

Integration with JCH Optimize, Rokbooster and Scriptmerge

JotCache 5.2.0 has new feature, which was longer time expected from site administrators, allowing close collaboration with Joomla js&css optimization extensions. Four most used extensions were selected : JCH Optimize, Rokbooster, JBetolo and Scriptmerge. Each of them is using different internal processing to combine and compress website assets - html, javascript, css files. After evaluation on test servers were choosen three of them - JCH Optimize, Rokbooster and Scriptmerge for possible integration with JotCache. JBetolo was rejected because of unstable operation with page cache.

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

Plugin image - 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

currency-select2JotCache 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.

Published: 23 May 2014

JotCache 5.0.RC2 is coming two weeks after first release candidate version was published. During this time period some problems occurs on test sites which now in JotCache 5.0.RC2 evoke code and operation changes :

1. better recognition of visitor browsers

2. changed processing of frontend messages

3. better security protection

Thanks to all members of community which sent their remarks to JotCache 5.0.RC.

Any remarks to JotCache 5.0.RC2 please to present on Twitter account @Jotcomponent or JotComponents Forum JotCache Pre-release Feedback.

Published: 11 May 2014

Development of JotCache reacts on requirements comming from forum discussions and practical experience with  thousands of Joomla web sites. Newest developed major version of JotCache is ver.5.0 primarily prepared for Joomla 3.3. New features covers following areas :

  • Multisite operation
  • Use of memcached (server) as cache storage
  • Extended URL caching rules (include/exclude general mode, using logical AND in rule expressions)
  • Cache Operation Modes (previous Browser Split) with possibility for each browser category (incl. phones, tablets) to select own operation mode - exclude from caching, use common cache (for different browser categories) or use individual cache
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