Moving the WP Super Cache Plugins folder

WP Super Cache is a plugin for WordPress that allows you to speed up your site by making use of server side caching. The plugin itself can be extended through the use of Super Cache plugins. Ideally you should move the Super Cache plugins folder from its default location (wp-content/plugins/wp-super-cache/plugins/) as otherwise whenever you upgrade the super cache plugin it will overwrite its plugins directory.

I suggest moving the folder to wp-content/wpsc-plugins/. You’ll then need to edit the wp-content/wp-cache-config.php file to change the location where WP Super Cache looks for the plugins. Find the line that says:

$wp_cache_plugins_dir = WPCACHEHOME . 'plugins';

and change it to:

$wp_cache_plugins_dir = WP_CONTENT_DIR . '/wpsc-plugins';
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Differences between caching methods with Geo targeted content

I recently released a version of the Geo Text WordPress plugin with support for the WP Super Cache and W3 Total Cache page caching plugins. As part of this I added a page to describe why caching plugins are problematic and the different methods the plugin uses to enable compatibility with caching plugins: Geo Text WordPress Plugin: W3TC and WPSC compatibility.

After writing that text, I thought some simple diagrams might help illustrate the reason why standard caching is not useful when you have geo targeted content, and the way that page key modification and fragment caching / dynamic caching can solve this issue.

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