After spending far too much time trying to get WP-Cache2 plugin to work on a very vanilla WordPress installation, I’ve given up on it.
I’m sure it’s super amazing when it does work, but in my experience as a competent *nix user, it’s difficult to get working/debug (and silly to remove because of this stupid symbolic link that many FTP clients can’t remove).
1 Blog Cacher
Anywho, I started hunting for alternatives, and the one that I installed successfully (and confirmed working) on the first try is 1-Blog-Cacher.
The installation was NOT simple, at least not compared to WP-Cache. I followed these instructions:
- Create the cache directory /wp-cache/ in your WordPress directory (/wp-cache/) and make it writeable (chmod 777).
- Upload 1blogcacher2.0.php file to /wp-content/plugins/ WordPress directory (/wp-content/plugins/1blogcacher2.0.php).
- Upload advanced-cache.php file to /wp-content/ (/wp-content/advanced-cache.php).
- Add this line to the wp-config.php file (/wp-config.php): define(‘WP_CACHE’, true);
- Activate the plugin and take a look to «Options > 1 Blog Cacher» in the WordPress panel.
… and there were helpful prompts in the Options panel if I forgot something. Changing the settings isn’t simple, as you have to open up the advanced-cache.php file with a text editor, and re-save/re-upload it when you want to make a change.
But anyways, it works.