Setting up the Proxy Cache Purge plugin on DreamPress

Overview

Your DreamPress site is automatically set up with the Proxy Cache Purge plugin. Without the plugin, your site may experience issues on DreamPress such as the inability to save changes or displaying stale content to your visitors.

If you migrate a site from another host, or upload from your local computer to DreamPress, you might overwrite this plugin with your own plugin files.

If the plugin is every removed, you can set it up again in the WordPress dashboard.

Installing and activating the Proxy Cache Purge plugin

  1. Go to your WordPress Admin Dashboard.
  2. Hover over the Plugins menu on the right and click on Add New.
  3. Type 'Proxy Cache Purge' in the 'Search Plugins' box in the upper right.
  4. Locate the Proxy Cache Purge plugin and click the Install button.

    If you see an Activate button button instead of an Install button, skip to step 5. If instead you see a greyed-out 'Active' button, skip to step 6.

  5. Click the Activate button.
  6. Refresh the page and click the 'Proxy Cache' menu on the left menu bar.
  7. Check that the "Set Custom IP" field at the bottom of the page shows 'localhost'. If it does not, change the field to read 'localhost', then click the Save IP button to save it.

    On older DreamPress machines (before August 2017), this field should be the IP address of the DreamPress server.

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