This Comet Cache release candidate includes 6 bug fixes, 2 new features, and 2 enhancements. You can download and try out this release using the links below. Please report bugs and feedback on GitHub.

Comet Cache Pro testers: Don't forget that you can automatically receive Release Candidates by telling the Comet Cache Plugin Updater to check for Release Candidates in Comet Cache → Plugin Options → Update Credentials → Beta Program.


Lite: Comet Cache Lite v170201-RC

Pro: Comet Cache Pro v170201-RC (you must be logged into your account at to access this download)

Installation Instructions

  1. Deactivate and Delete any existing Comet Cache plugin via Dashboard → Plugins
  2. Download the release candidate using the link above
  3. Install the release candidate you downloaded by going to Dashboard → Plugins → Add New → Upload and selecting the downloaded zip file
  4. Activate Comet Cache

Changelog for Comet Cache v170201-RC (Release Candidate)

  • New Feature: Comet Cache can now be configured to automatically clear the cache for date-based archive views whenever any single post is cleared due to changes in content, title, etc. See: WordPress Dashboard Comet Cache Plugin Options Automatic Cache Clearing Auto-Clear "Date-Based Archives" Too?. See also: Issue #724.

  • New Pro Feature: Apache Optimizations now include a new option that allows site owners to enforce an exact host name for all requests. See: WordPress Dashboard Comet Cache Pro Plugin Options Apache Optimizations Enforce an Exact Host Name?. See also: Issue #101.

  • Bug Fix: Apache detection sometimes inaccurate. So instead of using default WP core globals for server detection, Comet Cache now uses it's own set of Apache/Nginx/IIS detection functions. And, this release enhances our Apache and Nginx detection routines; making them smart enough to catch additional edge cases; i.e., to further reduce the likelihood of there being a false-positive. See Issue #748.

  • Bug Fix: Some XML-RPC and REST API requests were being cached inadvertently. See Issue #855.

  • Bug Fix: Broken textarea field due to white-space:nowrap in Firefox. See Issue #866.

  • Bug Fix: This release resolves empty directories being left in the cache folder, in some scenarios. See Thread #866.

  • Bug Fix (Pro): Some REST requests were being redirected incorrectly whenever Apache Optimizations were enabled. See Issue #855.

  • Compatibility Bug Fix: Some Jetpack API calls were being cached inadvertently. See Issue #855.

  • Enhancement: Notes in HTML source now indicate fully functional on first load for improved clarity. See Issue #860.

  • Enhancement: Enhancing security by removing basename(__FILE__) from direct access notices.

Please note that when this version leaves beta and an official release is made, the WordPress Plugin Updater will automatically detect the new version on and ask you to upgrade (applies to Comet Cache Lite). If you're using Comet Cache Pro, please configure the Pro Plugin Updater (Dashboard → Comet Cache → Plugin Updater) so that you are notified when there is a new official release.

Please report bugs and feedback on GitHub.