New combination of system plugin and management component covers tailored processing in JotCache for all types of extensions : static nad dynamic modules as well as components with static content and dynamic forms. Extended marking of cached content allows fast checking of cache operation in frontend and backend (new feature for easy selecting of cached pages which needs cache reset).
JotCache Plugin is extended replacement of standart System-Cache plugin with following enhancements :
Features of ver.3.0
* Cache management with faster opening on larger web sites – the cached files are presented with cached page titles and links, added more informations about cached page (browser type, language, non-routed query string), implemented items ordering, changed information about date/time of caching (incl. indication of expired or no more existing cache files)
* Exclusion of selected pages and template positions from page caching
* Selective use of browser cache for choosen page URI's
* Reworked plugin functions for more powerfull autoclean (garbage collection) activity and browser caching.
* New common installer for one-step installation of JotCache component and plugin in upgrade mode
* Bots/crawlers and cookies exclusion
and all major features from oldier versions of JotCache :
* Possibility to set different page caches based on user browser type. Standart options allows to have different caches for Internet Explorer browsers - IE6, IE7, IE8, IE9. All other browser types are using common page cache. When used template system has separate templates for mobile phones then here is possibility to exclude mobile users from page caching.
* Cached page content can be compressed before saving into the cache. JotCache plugin has option to compress (gzlib) cached pages before storing to the cache, therefore the web access to cached content is accelerated. Compressing function covers static (page) as well as dynamic module content.
* Possibility to clear the cache only for selected pages. With accompanied JotCache Component here it is possible to see the actual cached pages linked to used component and view. You can delete the selected cached pages (marked in component list view) leaving the rest of cached pages intact.
I have an issue with the plugin and K2 but after i asked for support and changed the order of the plugins all is working fabulous.
Thank you guys for this great extension. Keep up the good work.
Thanks to all reviewers taking the time to express evaluation of JotCache component. Feedback about live site usage of JotCache is important for further development and it brings valueable reflection to the community.
I stumbled across JotCache entirely by accident, long after trying every imaginable performance enhancement extension you can think of, including those prepackaged with my favorite commercial templates. Some of them are so complicated, in fact, configuring them for deployment is like picking a lock. And not only was I never able to get any of them to show any noticeable improvement in browsing performance, they'd often scramble my page rendering or crash the site altogether.
JotCache is remarkably simple to deploy, and the results are outstanding. Every site I've installed it on feels like a completely different site. Granted I've only been using it for just under 48 hours, I haven't found a single thing not to like about it.
My thanks to Jot Components for generously making this gem available to the community.
I haven't fully tested it yet but first run through everything works still and it was very easy to install.
Thanks to all reviewers taking the time to express evaluation of JotCache component. It has high value for community as well as for me as developer and supporter. Proper feedback has eminent contribute to further development.
However there was always a page or a component that had problems, so I could never enable the cache.
With jotcache, I now have full control! It's easy to exclude compontents / pages and even module positions.
Split browser support is awesome. And the extra page compression also works nice. I want to thank V.Kanich for this excellent piece of work! This should be part of the default joomla software if you ask me.
Other cache extensions and the joomla cache tool, just seemed to brake my site & I was really at the end of the tunnel, I even hired a "Speed expert" of a freelancer website and even they couldn't speed my site up.
I seemed to stumble upon JotCache and literally within minutes of installing it my site was 50% faster.
Its a large site with lots of areas that could really benefit from being cached.
I found it fairly easy to set up and quickly found that the parameters to exclude certain URL's and areas of the site is what makes JotCache so special for me.
It has been installed on a very big, busy site for around 6 months now & I have no issues with it.
New versions, upgrades and bug fixes seem to come out pretty frequently & I recently needed some support.
The support via the forum was quick and informative.
Vlado even took ownership of my problem and tested some stuff in my own website and offered a solution to my problem.
I make many Joomla sites and there are certain Components I see as core to me and I install them in all my sites (JCE, Akeeba are obvious ones), but JotCache is on my list now too!
Thanks for your time in building this great component & offering the support that you do.
Well Done & keep up the good work
Thank you very much for stimulating review. This and other positive feedbacks from satisfied users of JotCache extension are great motivation for further development of this project.
Website performance is critical to online success, and Joomla is sometimes hard to tame. When I found that Joomla's default cache option interfered with Chronoforms and caused other problems, I was worried to see that there were only a few third party extensions available.
Thankfully, one of those third party extensions was Jotcache, and it works like a charm. When I originally installed it, I noticed that my Roktabs extension wasn't rendering properly in Internet Explorer. The solution? Individual caches for each browser! Brilliant.
It drastically improves site performance and has the options you need in order to exact more control over the caching of your Joomla site.
Yesterday I ran into another problem on a fresh install: Jotcache didn't seem to be working despite having the same settings used on a previous setup. I emailed Vlado and he responded within a few hours. I gave him access to my site and within a day he had responded with the solution: another third party extension was interfering.
What more can you ask for? I almost feel bad accepting the extension for free.
Thanks for everything, Vlado! Joomla thrives because of contributions like yours. Keep up the great work!
This kind of support is what makes this an excelent component: not only does it do what is advertised but when there is a problem it gets fixed fast! (the developer could have easilly choosen to point to the other plugin for a solution).
Thanks Vlado for this wonderfull addition to my website and user experience.
After extension uninstall it is necessary to clear the cache to restore uncached site operation.
Alexandru Vlas wrote me on 15th March. I responded on 20th March after 4 days vacation abroad but I get no response yet. Sorry for missunderstanding. I have no evidence during last two years of JotCache going public that something is left broken after its uninstall - your case is still open.
I only ran into one problem - compatibility with frameworks such as Gantry or YJSG - there is no way to exclude module positions as they do not follow the standard markup.
The only other thing that would be great is the ability to exclude individual modules.
I wish I could contribute with coding but am not skilled at it. However, I would be more than happy to help financially in making this compatibility and addition happen.
Thanks again for the great component.
JotCache allows you to exclude individual articles from caching so I installed it. After some configuration of JotCache, I enabled the plugin. It works well and solves my problem.
I needed something like this when Cache Wrapper, which overlaps a little in functionality, wasn't able to do the job of protecting a particular module from unwanted caching.
This achieved the solution. Nevermind it requires editing the template, it worked and was easy to implement.
This - along with CacheWrapper and CacheCleaner - is one of the three caching extensions I have to rate highly.