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

Mark Jaquith mark.wordpress at txfx.net
Mon Mar 24 21:41:50 GMT 2008

On Mar 23, 2008, at 6:29 AM, Thomas Bukowski wrote:
> 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 WP.

Brian Layman and I are going to be mentoring this project for GSoC.   
Andy Skelton mentioned that he might have some code or ideas to  
contribute as well.  I think it's definitely time for there to be some  
level of built-in output caching.  Everyone has their day on Digg et  
al, and I'm personally tired of seeing those WP sites go down until  
such time as the author can install a output caching plugin.  We can  
do better.  The downsides of caching (i.e. dealing with hyper-dynamic  
content and managing expirations) will be greatly blunted when the  
output caching framework is in WP core.

Mark Jaquith

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