• Mar
  • 26

Recommended upgrade: PHP Speedy WP 0.4.4

Just a quick informational post for those of you using the PHP Speedy Wordpress plugin. Version 0.4.4 is now available from here: http://aciddrop.com/2008/03/22/php-speedy-wordpress-plugin-version-04/

This is a recommended upgrade (versions 0.4-0.4.2 had a couple of bugs which could end up displaying an error message rather than your page output under certain conditions).


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  • Mar
  • 26
Luigigreco.it

How can I upgrade safely my 0.4 version?

  • Mar
  • 26
admin
Leon

Luigi - just deactivate PHP Speedy WP, then upload the new files. Then set your options again and reactivate. If you want to avoid setting the options again, save a copy of your current php_speedy_wp/libs/php_speedy/config.php then reupload it after you have updated the other files.

  • Apr
  • 4
steve

Leon,

How’s it going?

I’m a little fuzzy on how trackbacks on wp work, which leads to my question/concern. I have a link on my single post pages that gives the trackback url using the wp template tag trackback_url(). When I’ve clicked on that link on other blogs and on mine it normally appears to refresh the page.

With speedy on, clicking the link takes the page to a blank white screen. Turning speedy off brings it back to normal. My concern isn’t what happens when you click on the link (not even sure the purpose of having the link), but rather if trackbacks and pingbacks are working.

I tried narrowing it down in the options to find which was causing it, but it turned out even with all the options off, it still doesn’t work.

Could this be disabling trackbacks?

  • Apr
  • 4
admin
Leon

Steve - thanks for letting me know. I have fixed that problem - 0.4.4 is now available. You just have to replace the php_speedy_wp.php file. I think trackbacks would still have been working as I have been receiving them on this site, but a blank page isn’t great!

  • Apr
  • 4
steve

No problem…thanks for fixing.

Any idea when you are going to have the compressed background images in speedy feature?

  • Apr
  • 5
Trick

Is it compatible with Wordpress 2.5? I’m eager to try it out but I don’t want to risk my site until I know for sure :)

  • Apr
  • 6
steve

Leon,

I’ve been moving my site over this weekend to launch it and it never dawned on me until I saw it but there were a ton of files in the cache (naturally). I was wondering if we should be concerned with how large the cache will grow over time?

Perhaps there should be an automated way of clearing the cache and a button in the options to manually clear it like wp-cache has? Or just do it manually on the server would be the other way I guess? Or should it even be something to be concerned about?

I know my host has a memory limitation for my account, although I doubt I could hit it anytime soon. Your thoughts?

  • Apr
  • 7
admin
Leon

steve - sorry, no idea on the background images thing. I had a little play to make sure it was possible, but I have no firm date in my mind. As to the cache, if you are using Speedy on a single site (i.e not Wordpress MU) and every page has the same Javascript and CSS then you can turn on cache cleanup in the config. Otherwise, you can just delete the files in the cache periodically if you want. But it won’t affect memory, just disk space usage and even then nothing massive. I wouldn’t worry about it.

  • Apr
  • 7
steve

No problem, I was just curious.

Oh ok, so that’s what you’re talking about with the file cleanup. In it’s description you say to not use that option if you’re using different js and css files on different pages.

I’m using conditional wp tags for a lot of the js in my plugins to only be placed in the head on pages where that plugin is actually being using. To me, it sounded like I shouldn’t turn the cleanup option on because not every page calls the same js files. Is that right? Should I still leave it off?

  • Apr
  • 15
Alex

Hey Leon,

your plugin works great but once a week my whole website goes blank and nothing on there. After I turn off the plugin and turn on again it’s working fine again. I switched off the gzip feature. I hope it will work now, but is a problem with memory limit on my server? Would be great if you can help.

Alex

  • May
  • 19
Bryan
Bryan

“Enabling page gzip compression just enables the option in Wordpress (in Options | Reading). PHP Speedy itself does no page gzipping.”

But this option was NOT made available for me at (WP 2.5) “Settings | Reading”.
Am I missing something?

Also. if PHP Speedy is working for some pages and not others (works on about page but not home page for example) is there anything I can do to correct this?

Excellent plug-in.

One last thing… is there a list of plug-ins known to be incompatible with PHP Speedy? It might help.

  • May
  • 20
admin
Leon

Steve - yes, leave it off.

Alex - that sounds like a strange one. Does it happen regularly once a week? Did switching off gzip help?

Bryan - Yes, Wordpress removed this option in 2.5. Maybe their users were having too much trouble with it. I’ve certainly seen a lot of problems. So with Speedy and WP2.5 gzipping does nothing. I may follow their lead and deprecate it.

It should work on all pages - you are using the latest version of the plugin?

There are no know incompatibilities at the moment.

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