If 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!