Cache Override


Vince Falconi

3rd Party (Free)

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MIT License Download v1.0

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  • ExpressionEngine 2


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Cache Override is a flexible ExpressionEngine plugin that provides proxy-browser-friendly, cache-busting URLs for assets of any kind.

Cache Override works a lot like EE’s built-in {path} variable in that it outputs a URL based on the provided path, but it comes with a few extra features:

  • Using the pattern parameter, you can define how the filename should be rewritten. This also allows you to employ the “revving the filename” technique, placing the timestamp as part of the filename itself, instead of in a query string on the end of the URL.
  • The absolute_url parameter gives you the option of an absolute URL (because let’s face it, some of us just prefer absolute URLs). (Note: the absolute URL will be based on what you’ve set as the site URL in your EE configuration.)
  • Because Cache Override’s output is only the URL, it can be used to rewrite the filename of any asset you need to cache-bust-CSS, JavaScript, images, JSON, whatever.

Example usage:

{exp:cache_override path="/assets/css/styles.min.css" pattern="v-{t}.{f}.{e}" absolute_url="true"}



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EE Support Downloads Add-On Version Release Date
2.5.0+ Download 1.0 Jan 13, 2015

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This entry was created January 13, 2015, 1:35 pm.
This entry was last updated January 13, 2015, 1:42 pm.

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