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HTML Cache plugin for Craft CMS

This Craft plugin will generate static HTML files for your website. No need for Reddis/Varnish setups anymore!

  • Improves the speed drastically: 300-1500MS to 2-50MS (depending on server setup) if ubercache is enabled from the settings page
  • Busts the cache automatically when an entry has been updated
  • Cache duration time can be set; defaults to 3600 seconds (1 hour)
  • Active development and support through Craft's Slack
  • Make sure to check out the Roadmap (further below) and add your wishes/requirements through an issue

This plugin is still in beta, so please test if this plugin works as expected on a development environment before pushing to a production site.

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🍻 HTMLCache is Beerware

I've decided to keep this project Open Source/Beerware and to not publish it as a "premium" plugin. If you like the project/find it usefull and you have a few bucks to spare, you're welcome to donate a beer 🍺 through Pledgie!

Click here to lend your support to: Craft HTMLCache donations and make a donation at !


To install HTML Cache, follow these steps:

  1. Download & unzip the file and place the htmlcache-master directory into your craft/plugins directory
  2. -OR- do a git clone directly into your craft/plugins folder. You can then update it with git pull
  3. Install plugin in the Craft Control Panel under Settings > Plugins
  4. The plugin folder should be named htmlcache for Craft to see it. GitHub recently started appending -master (the branch name) to the name of the folder for zip file downloads.

HTML Cache works on Craft 2.5.x and Craft 2.6.x, both PHP 5.6 and 7.0

HTML Cache Overview

Creates a HTML Cached page for any non-cp GET request for the duration of one hour (configurable) or untill an entry has been updated. Will not serve a cached request when in DEV-mode

Configuring HTML Cache

After installing HTML Cache, you'll be redirected to the settings page.

Using HTML Cache

HTML Cache has a settings page where you can enable/disable both normal and ubercache. The ubercache alters the public/index.php file to include extra functionality before Craft gets initialised, eliminating the TTFB caused by Yii.

HTML Cache Roadmap

  • Fix cached CSRF-requests
  • CP Widget with amount of cache files and size, plus a button to purge the cache directly
  • Move files inside _cached directory to storage/runtime directory as those permissions should work at all times
  • Cache bust by webhook
  • 1.1: Improve cache busting by checking the impact of an updated entry; do we really need to bust everything?

HTML Cache Changelog

1.0.4-2 -- 2016.03.08

  • Bugfix

1.0.4 -- 2016.03.07

  • Moved a few functions to a standalone file
  • Plugin settings including cache duration
  • When enabling the UberCache, the public/index.php file will be altered to include the standalone file
  • This improves the speed from 300-1500ms to about 2-25ms, depending on your server ;)

1.0.3 -- 2016.03.04

  • Fixed case-sensitivity bug in HtmlcachePlugin.php and the Htmlcache_HtmlcacheService.php, causing an (in)visible error that did not enable the plugin

1.0.2 -- 2016.03.03

  • Fixed case-sensitivity bug in HTMLCachePlugin.php, causing an invisible error that did not enable the plugin

1.0.1 -- 2016.02.22

  • Moved to services instead of plugin file self

1.0.0 -- 2016.02.17

  • Initial release
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