[wp-hackers] Caching as part of the core

Rich Pedley elfin at elfden.co.uk
Wed Jul 25 20:52:22 UTC 2012

I'm surprised that this conversation has gone on as long as it has - 
much longer than previous times from what I can recall.

Remember - the people asking for caching to be in the core are people 
that want it for a reason - ie for a site. the majority of people that 
use WordPress not only don't care whether it is there or not, they 
probably never need it. I would estimate that well over 80, if not 90, 
percent of users will never ever need caching.

Plugins, as Otto has repeatedly mentioned are there for a reason - and 
if coded well can do the job just as good as anything added into core. 
Provided the hooks are there for the implementation of a caching 
plugin then there is no issue, and if they aren't - then they can be 
requested to be added!

But what if you don't like the current caching plugins that are 
available? well there as an obvious answer to that - write your own! 
Or adapt what is available - I have written countless additions to 
existing plugins when the need arises.


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