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Why cache draft content?


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svandragt

Community Member, 44 Posts

22 November 2012 at 2:18am

Edited: 22/11/2012 2:19am

What reasons are there for caching draft content by default?

I'm asking this because I've added the following code to mysite/_config.php to restrict caching directives:

// limit caching to test + live environment and "Published stage" only
if (Director::isDev() || Versioned::current_stage() !== 'Live') {
    SS_Cache::set_cache_lifetime('any', -1, 100);
}

It makes sense to me to have that as a default for SilverStripe in general, because this prevents draft caches from showing on the live site by mistake. I've had this happen with draft menu links for example. It seems a more sensible default from my understanding.

Why would it be desirable to have caching enabled in draft stages?