Announcing Better WP Varnish

Bit51.comIf you’ve spent any amount of time trying to get your WordPress site to run fast you’ve probably heard of Varnish. If you haven’t Varnish is a http proxy that can be put in front of any major web server where it stores and serves out cached copies of your web pages at lightning speed. The problem with it, at least as far as WordPress is concerned, is it can be a pain to purge items from the cache when you update a page, add a post or a comment, or change anything else.

Enter Better WP Varnish. This new plugin, based on the older Varnish as a Service plugin, will purge posts, comments and other pages automatically when an update is made. In addition you can automatically purge the whole cache or a single page right from the admin bar thereby making development far more efficient.

It’s so new yet that I haven’t even put up a page for it here on Bit51 but it will be coming shortly. In the meantime try it and let me know what you think.

If you use Varnish make sure you check it out!

Download Better WP Varnish

About Chris Wiegman

Chris is the owner of Bit51 where he blogs about web development and works on WordPress plugins such as Better WP Security. In addition Chris is a Senior Developer for Springbox in Austin, TX where he develops a host of solutions for clients large and small.

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  • Janio Sarmento


    Should I configure the Varnish port to 80 (or the HTTP public port) or to 6082 (the “admin” port)?

  • Sam

    Hello there, I’m new to this caching stuff, how will this cope with the slider and quote rotators on my site at Will they become static?

  • Chris Wiegman

    80 Should be fine. On my own hosts I typically leave varnish on 80 and Apache on something else.