ZenCache v150626 was released on June 26th, 2015. This release includes 3 new Lite features, 2 new Pro features, 5 enhancements, 1 bug fix, and a completely restructured codebase.
This release includes a completely restructured codebase. We have reorganized the files and the codebase itself to improve performance and make it easier to add future improvements.
Other notable changes include major improvements to the Static CDN Filters feature, including greatly improved support for WordPress Multisite Networks. The Static CDN Filters feature now supports multiple CDN hostnames, which can be used to improve performance by working around web browser concurrency limits, allowing the browser to download many resources simultaneously.
New Lite Features
We've enabled several features in ZenCache Lite that were previously only available in the Pro version: URI Exclusion Patterns, HTTP Referrer Exclusion Patterns, and many new options for controlling how and when the cache is cleared.
Complete Changelog for ZenCache v150626
- Restructured Codebase: The entire ZenCache codebase has been restructured to improve performance, enhance flexibility, and make it easier to build in new features!
- New Feature! The free version of ZenCache now supports several new options that were previously only available in the Pro version. You can now toggle the Auto-Clear Cache routines for the Home Page, Posts Page, Author Page, Category Archives, Tag Archives, Custom Term Archives, RSS/RDF/Atom Feeds, and XML Sitemaps. This gives you more control over exactly when ZenCache purges the cache for these parts of your site. See ZenCache → Plugin Options → Clearing the Cache for further details.
- New Feature! URI Exclusion Patterns are now available in ZenCache Lite! This previously Pro-only feature is now available in the free version of ZenCache and allows you to exclude a list of URIs from being cached by ZenCache. See ZenCache → Plugin Options → URI Exclusion Patterns for further details.
- New Feature! HTTP Referrer Exclusion Patterns are now available in ZenCache Lite! This previously Pro-only feature is now available in the free version of ZenCache and allows you to define a list of referring URLs or domains that send you traffic. When ZenCache sees a request coming from one of those URLs or domains, it will not cache that particular request. See ZenCache → Plugin Options → HTTP Referrer Exclusion Patterns for further details.
- New Pro Feature!: Static CDN Filters now supports multiple CDN hostnames. This allows you to configure more than one CDN hostname, also referred to as Domain Sharding. This makes it possible for site owners to work around web browser concurrency limits, allowing the browser to download many resources simultaneously, which increases overall speed. Props to @isaumya and @jaswsinc. See Issue #468.
- Enhancement (Pro): Static CDN Filters now includes proper support for WordPress Multisite Networks, including support for subdomains (full support for Domain Mapping coming in the next release). If you're running a WordPress Multisite Network and want to configure a CDN, see this KB Article for further details.
- Enhancement (Pro): Static CDN Filters now also apply to any static files that are referenced inside CSS files. Props @jaswsinc. See Issue #461.
- Enhancement: Completed a major restructure of the entire codebase to improve modularity and dependency management. Props @jaswsinc.
- Enhancement (Pro): Static CDN Filters now supports the ability to configure separate CDN hostname(s) for each domain (or subdomain) that you run in a WordPress Multisite Network. Props @jaswsinc. See Issue #475.
- Enhancement (Pro): Static CDN Filters now support subdomains when ZenCache is running inside a WordPress Multisite Network. Props @jaswsinc. See Issue #439.
- Bug Fix (Pro): Static CDN Filters were not being applied to the primary site on WP Multisite installations that used subdomains. Props to @isaumya for discovering this bug. See Issue #470.
Upgrading to the Latest Version
ZenCache Lite users should receive an update notification from within their WordPress Dashboard (Dashboard → Updates).
ZenCache Pro users who have configured the Plugin Updater (Dashboard → ZenCache → Plugin Updater) should receive a notification to upgrade on the WordPress Dashboard. If you have not configured the Plugin Updater, you can download the latest version of ZenCache Pro by logging into your ZenCache.com account here.
Please report bugs and feedback on GitHub. If you are a ZenCache Pro user and require priorty support, please open a support ticket here.