[wp-hackers] Caching in core? (was: Caching in 2.5: anyone has a file-based caching plugin?)

Thomas Bukowski wordpress at neodude.net
Sun Mar 23 10:29:24 GMT 2008

On Mar 23, 2008, at 2:30 AM, Mahmoud Al-Qudsi wrote:

> He says he'll be releasing it soon. If I don't hear back from him,  
> I'll take it on as another caching project to add to the family, if  
> y'all like.

I was thinking of submitting a gsoc proposal on something cache- 
related. Paint me ambitious, but I think there can be a cache solution  
that is acceptable for core inclusion. Obviously database-backed  
caching is the only kind that will be support on *all* deployments of  

It wouldn't be too difficult to write an db-object-cache.php that  
would serialize objects and put them into the database. Another way to  
do it is to store snippets of HTML, from comments, posts and the like.

Actually - caching can (should?) be integrated into the core, as  
suggested by the "Integrated Caching Solutions" gsoc idea. Right now,  
it consists of dumping files here and there. Instead, WP could ship  
with 1) an admin interface (under "Settings") to enable/disable  
caching, select caching type (db, memcached, etc) and configure these  
caches; 2) a default caching mechanism - most likely, a db-backed one.

Caching, I think, is a fairly crucial component of WP. A default  
caching method would raise the traffic a vanilla WP blog can take. I  
suppose there could also be a more official structure for all the  
plugins out there to plug into (pun not intended) - not just the the  
object cache as is now, but also an admin interface.

Is this worth pursuing?

Sorry for hijacking the thread; I hope Stephane/everyone doesn't mind!

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