Usage

fluid_page_cache comes with zero configuration and works out of the box, when it is installed.

Info Module

fluid_page_cache ships an Info Module which allows you to see the records used in view, for each page variation in page cache.

Page cache tags in TYPO3

Caution

The info module only works, when the page cache is stored in database.

When you use e.g. Redis, the info module will not work.

The main functionality of fluid_page_cache is not affected. It supports all cache backends, the Caching Framework is compatible with.

Handling new records

fluid_page_cache works with zero configuration, but also adds a new option to pages cache options:

Extended page cache settings

When this option is enable, Fluid Page Cache will create an additional cache tag for the records’ PID (e.g. sys_folder).

This is especially useful, when the page cache of all page variants of this page should get cleared, for example when you create a new record in a sys_folder.

Therefore this option makes sense to enable for pages, which primarily contains lists of records (with/without paginations).

If you not activate this option on such pages, a new record in a related sys_folder will have no effect to page cache at all.

So, you should not enable this option for dedicated detail pages. Otherwise their cache would also get cleared, when new records have been created.

Register cache tags manually

fluid_page_cache is just able to create cache tags for used entities in view, when they get passed into the template using variables.

View helpers like f:cObject provide own data, which the variable container in Fluid does not know about.

View helper

To be still able to provide cache tags here, fluid_page_cache ships a view helper, you can use in your templates.

Example Fluid template:

{namespace fpc=T3\FluidPageCache\ViewHelpers}

<f:cObject typoscriptObjectPath="lib.contentElementRendering">{element.uid}</f:cObject>
<fpc:registerCacheTag table="tt_content" uid="{element.uid}" pid="{element.pid}" />

PageCacheManager class

The central class \T3\FluidPageCache\PageCacheManager is entry point for all parts of this extension.

You can call the static method registerCacheTag from everywhere you want.

PageCacheManager::registerCacheTag($table, $uid, $pid);

Keep in mind, that fluid_page_cache only apply:

  • when TYPO3_MODE constant is FE
  • $GLOBALS['TSFE'] is set

The pid is used to create an additional cache tag for the related e.g. sys_folder. It only applies when the setting tx_fluidpagecache_pid_cache_tag in page settings, is enabled.

If you want to register an Extbase entity manually, you can use the static registerEntity method:

$entity = $this->myRepository->findByUid(1);
PageCacheManager::registerEntity($entity);

$entity must be:

  • an instance of \TYPO3\CMS\Extbase\DomainObject\AbstractDomainObject
  • persisted (and have an uid available)

All cache tags made with fluid_page_cache got this syntax: fpc_{table_name}_{uid}

{table_name} may also store the keyword pid, which is related to tx_fluidpagecache_pid_cache_tag option in page settings.

DataHandler Hook

Creating cache tags does only make sense when you use them to clear specific cache entries.

fluid_page_cache provides an after-save-hook, which is triggered each time you modify a record using the DataHandler (e.g. editors in backend).

When a new record is created, e.g. in a sys_folder, the cache tag fpc_pid_{uid of current page} is cleared. This cache tag only applies to pages, which have the setting FPC: Enable PID cache tag enabled.

It applies automatically, when fluid_page_cache is installed.