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Page Caching based on cookies
« on: June 25, 2019, 15:00:55 pm »
Hi all,

We are using Cloudflare for our VM3 website and we'd like to use its caching functionality instead of the page caching joomla plugins out there. In order to exclude logged-in users and users with items added in cart though, we need to use cookies (which you just exclude in Cloudflare's settings - see attached pic). AFAIK though, VM doesn't produce any cookies for the logged user or for the add/remove from cart actions. Is this something possible to do, at least as an option in the config?



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Re: Page Caching based on cookies
« Reply #1 on: June 27, 2019, 09:31:32 am »
I don't have any experience with VM in Cloudflare. Just two hints:

1. VM uses the Joomla login. So I suppose the cookie for logged in users is the 'joomla_user_state' session cookie.
2. Using the Joomla 'System - Page Cache' plugin with VM is a bad idea anyway. See this forum thread:
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Re: Page Caching based on cookies
« Reply #2 on: June 27, 2019, 10:58:51 am »
Thanks alot for your reply:

1. The joomla_user_state cookie is set as soon as u login by Joomla and the value is “logged_in”. But it isn’t present when not logged in, is destroyed when u log out. So it cannot be used unfortunately.
2. Yes, system-page cache is out of the question. So far we are using jotcache and it is a decent solution.

Cloudflare's caching solution is pretty straightforward (and fast). So, if anyone is interested to incorporate this cookie stuff for virtuemart, we can also discuss for a custom paid job, please contact me.


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Re: Page Caching based on cookies
« Reply #3 on: June 27, 2019, 22:13:25 pm »
If the solution for you is only to set this cookie(or another one) for all users, i think that it can be done in 1 or 2 hours.
Please contact me, if you need me to do the job.


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Re: Page Caching based on cookies
« Reply #4 on: July 09, 2019, 08:05:19 am »
Check if your web hoster have Litespeed caching thats a good stable speed improvement for Joomla and use a Joomla litespeed plg & com. Joomla standard plg caching not working well still.. :'(

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