/ Configure FastCGI Cache for Bludit

Following my FastCGI Cache Purge plugin for Bludit, I've been asked how FastCGI cache is even configured for Bludit.

This is not a beginner guide, so I assume you have nginx installed together with the ngx_cache_purge module. If you don't, there are a few guides online how to build nginx from source with the module like this. Generally configuring FastCGI cache also shouldn't be a problem.

The gist is to:

Bludit Specifics

Since there are things we don't want to cache, they need to be configured. I used the following settings:

# This will prevent caching anything in the admin and any POST requests.
if ($request_uri ~* "/admin/|/bl-kernel/") {
  set $skip_cache 1;
if ($request_method = POST) {
  set $skip_cache 1;
# This will allow to use the purging plugin. Note that you need to replace YOURZONE with what you set up for FastCGI cache. 
location ~ /purge(/.*) {
  allow your.server.ip.address;
    deny all;
  fastcgi_cache_purge YOURZONE "$scheme$request_method$host$1";
  access_log off;
# My website rarely changes, so all pages are cached for 48 hours.
location ~ \.php$ {
  fastcgi_cache_bypass $skip_cache;
  fastcgi_no_cache $skip_cache;
  fastcgi_cache YOURZONE;
  fastcgi_cache_valid 200 302 48h;
  fastcgi_cache_valid 404 1m;
# Unrelated to fastcgi cache, but if we're already modifying configs...
location ~*  \.(jpg|jpeg|png|gif|ico|css|js)$ {
  expires 7d;
location ~ /wp\S* {
  deny all;
  access_log off;

What do we gain?

With FastCGI CacheFig.1 With FastCGI Cache

Without FastCGI CacheFig.2 Without FastCGI Cache

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