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WP-Cache Conflicts with Sem-External-Links

A few days ago I wrote about a problem I was having with WP-Cache. Cache files were being generated, but none of them were ever being used and the cache counter in the admin area never incremented (it always read zero).

After going through my plugins one at a time, the problem was oddly with External Links (version 2.2). Upgrading to version 2.4 did not solve the problem, but turning off the "Process all outgoing links" option did - now WP-Cache works properly. Turn the feature on - WP-Cache stops working. Turn it off and WP-Cache begins working again.

This bug was witnessed to occur with External Links 2.2 and WP-Cache 2.0.19-2.0.21 and EL 2.4 and WP-C 2.0.21.

3 Responses to "WP-Cache Conflicts with Sem-External-Links"

  1. Hmm, I'd do that sort of external link treatment client-side using JavaScript rather than server side. Perhaps doing that could make this incompatibility a non-issue.

  2. There are a lot of ways to do it, yeah. In a book I edited (CSS Cookbook from O'Reilly) there's a fully CSS way to do it with domain name matching, too. I may have to implement that version again.

    According to my old MT CSS file from TST (heh), you should be able to see what I mean here.

  3. thanks for the bug report!