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Cache Cleaner

Clean cache fast in Joomla!

Version: 3.7.0   Type: M PS   Compatibility: Joomla! 2 Joomla! 3

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Description

With Cache Cleaner you can clean your cache fast and easily via a link in your Joomla! Administrator.

Not only that, it also gives you the possibility to purge expired cache, do a global check-in, empty the temp folder, empty user-defined folders and database tables … all with just 1 click!

Cache Cleaner can clean your cache automatically when you save an article or other item. And it can clean your cache at preset intervals too.
So no more clickety-click to get to the core Joomla! Cache Manager and no more manually deleting files.

Free vs Pro

Free

Free

Enough functionality for most websites!

Unlimited access to free updates and support.

Features

  • Clean Joomla! cache
    • 1-click cleaning of the Joomla! cache
  • Purge expired cache
    • 1-click purging of the expired Joomla! cache
  • Purge update cache
    • 1-click purging of the update cache used for update notifications for Joomla and extensions
  • Empty cache folder
    • Completely empties the cache folder
  • Empty tmp folder
    • Ability to completely empty the tmp folder

Free support

  • Access to Free forum
    • Get support for the extension.
      Response time aim: within 72 hours. Usually within 24 hours.
  • Install on multiple domains
    • You can install the extension on any domain you want. No limitations. No domain checks.
  • Open Source code
    • The code is open source (GPL), meaning there is no form of code encryption. No use of Zend Guard or ionCube.

Professional

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Need more? Get all Pro features and support.

1 year access to Pro updates and support.

Pro features

  • All features available in the free version, plus:
  • Clean cache on save
    • Clean cache every time you save/apply an article or other item in the administrator
  • Clean cache by interval
    • Clean cache by interval (ever so many seconds)
  • Global Check-In
    • 1-click Global Check-In of all checked-out items
  • Empty user-defined folders
    • Ability to empty user-defined folder
  • Empty user-defined database tables
    • Ability to empty user-defined database tables
  • Purge JRE cache
    • Supports purging 3rd party JRE cache
  • Purge JotCache
    • Supports purging 3rd party JotCache
  • Purge KeyCDN cache
    • Supports purging the CDN cache of KeyCDN
  • Purge MaxCDN cache
    • Supports purging the CDN cache of MaxCDN
  • Purge SiteGround Dynamic cache
    • Supports purging the SiteGround Dynamic cache (Varnish)

Pro support

  • Access to Pro forum
    • Get faster support for the extension.
      Response time aim: within 48 hours. Usually within 12 hours.
  • Pro downloads & updates
    • Get access to the Pro downloads and updates for a full year.
  • Install on multiple domains
    • You can install the extension on any domain you want. No limitations. No domain checks.
  • 30 Day money back guarantee
    • Not happy with the extension? Or simply have no use for it after trying out the Pro version? Simply ask your money back!
  • Open Source code
    • The code is open source (GPL), meaning there is no form of code encryption. No use of Zend Guard or ionCube.

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Tutorial

There is a Free and a Pro version of Cache Cleaner.
The parts in this tutorial that only concern the Pro version will be marked with: Pro only

Introduction

With Cache Cleaner you can clean your cache fast and easily via a link in your Joomla! Administrator.

Not only that, it also gives you the possibility to purge expired cache, do a global check-in, empty the temp folder, empty user-defined folders and database tables … all with just 1 click!

Cache Cleaner can clean your cache automatically when you save an article or other item. And it can clean your cache at preset intervals too.
So no more clickety-click to get to the core Joomla! Cache Manager and no more manually deleting files.

What is Cache Cleaner?

Cache Cleaner is a Joomla! administrator module (and system plugin).

On all your Joomla administator pages you will see a ‘Clean Cache’ module (icon & link) in the ‘status’ position (top right). With just 1 click it will clean your cache and optionally a whole lot more.

If you are using Joomla! (or 3rd party) caching, you will need to clean your cache when making changes to your website. Normally this means having to go to the Joomla! Cache Manager, select all cache types and delete them. This is very annoying and requires a lot of clicks and waiting time.

With Cache Cleaner this is done with one click. It doesn't need to reload the page either because it uses ajax to do this in the background.

Additionally you can set Cache Cleaner up to clean a lot more stuff:

  • Purge Joomla cache
  • Purge expired cache
  • Global Check-In Pro only
  • Empty cache folder
  • Empty temp folder
  • Empty user-defined folders Pro only
  • Empty user-defined database tables Pro only
  • Purge JRE cache Pro only
    Purge JotCache Pro only
  • Purge SiteGround Varnish Cache Pro only
  • Purge MaxCDN cache Pro only
  • Purge KeyCDN cache Pro only
  • Purge cache on save
  • Purge cache by interval Pro only

You can switch these options on/off in the Cache Cleaner system plugin settings.

Status Bar

After clicking on the ‘Clean Cache’ link Cache Cleaner will show a status bar at the top of your screen. This will turn green when the cache is successfully cleaned.

Cache Cleaner will also show you how many KB or MB is cleaned.

Frontend Secret URL

You can make Cache Cleaner clean your cache without even having to log into the administrator.

By defining a secret word, you can simply add this to any frontend url of your website.

For instance, set your secret word to: mysecret

Now you can add ?cleancache=mysecret or &cleancache=mysecret to your url, like:

http://www.yourdomain.com?cleancache=mysecret
http://www.yourdomain.com/some-page?cleancache=mysecret
http://www.yourdomain.com/index.php?option=com_content&;...&cleancache=mysecret

So use a ? for SEF urls and an & for urls that already have variables.

Settings

Here is the full list of the options you can find in the Cache Cleaner system plugin settings:

Purge Cache This will clean the cache stored by Joomla! (not the browser's cache)
Purge Expired Cache Enable to purge the expired cache when cleaning cache.
Purge Update Cache Enable to purge the cache in the updates table (used for checking updates for Joomla! and extensions) when cleaning cache.
Global Check-in Enable to do a global check-in. This will unlock any checked-out items.

Frontend secret URL

You can define a secret word that you can use in a frontend URL to be able to clean the cache from a frontend URL.
Place your secret word after cleancache=, like:
http://www.yourdomain.com/index.php?cleancache=your_word
http://www.yourdomain.com/index.php?option=com_content&...&cleancache=your_word

Frontend secret Enter a word that can be placed in a frontend URL to clean cache.
...&cleancache=your_word

Automatic cleaning on Save

Cleans the cache if you save (or apply) something

Administrator
Frontend
Cleans the cache if you save (or apply) something
Show message Enable to show a message when cache is cleaned.
Clean on tasks Comma separated list of tasks to consider as a save. You can also add tasks like publish, unpublish, remove, etc.

Automatic cleaning by Interval

Cleans the cache every so many seconds

Administrator
Frontend
Cleans the cache every so many seconds
Seconds Enter the interval in seconds. The cache will be cleaned on pageload if it hasn't been cleaned for more than so many seconds.

Clean Other Folders

Empty tmp folder Select to have the tmp folder emptied when cleaning cache
Custom Folders Enter the paths of extra folders you want emptied. The path should be relative to the root of the site. One path per line.

WARNING: Please use with care. If you enter a folder that has important files/folders, you will loose them when cache is cleaned!
Custom Folders Enter the paths of extra folders you want emptied. The path should be relative to the root of the site. One path per line.

WARNING: Please use with care. If you enter a folder that has important files/folders, you will loose them when cache is cleaned!

Clean Other Database Tables

Database Tables A comma or enter separated list of database table names you want emptied.
You may use #__ as a placeholder for your Joomla database prefix, like #__dbcache instead of jos_dbcache.

WARNING: Please use with care. If you enter names of tables with important data, you will loose it when cache is cleaned!

3rd Party Cache

JRE Cache Clean the cache made by the JRE Cached extension, if it is installed
JotCache Clean the cache made by the JotCache extension, if it is installed
SiteGround Cache Purge the SiteGround Varnish Cache. You can only use this if your site is running on a SiteGround server on which Varnish Cache is active.
MaxCDN Purge the MaxCDN cache. You can only use this if your have an active MaxCDN account.
Authorization Key Enter the MaxCDN Authorization Key (see link above).
Zone IDs A comma separated list of MaxCDN pullzone IDs of which you want to purge the cache.
KeyCDN Purge the KeyCDN cache. You can only use this if your have an active KeyCDN account.
Username The KeyCDN account username
Password The KeyCDN account password
Zone IDs A comma separated list of KeyCDN pullzone IDs of which you want to purge the cache.

Other Options

Show Size Enable to show the total size of the cleaned cache in the message.
Ignore Files/Folders Enter the paths of folders and files you don't want to be removed when cleaning cache. The path should be relative to the root of the site. One path per line.
Log Path The path of the log file used to store the time of the last clean. The file 'cachecleaner_lastclean.log' will be stored in this folder. Make sure your Joomla! setup is able to write to this folder.

Administrator Module Options

Display link How do you want the link to be displayed?
Link Text The text to display as link.
Display Toolbar Button Select to show a button in the toolbar.

Installation

You can either install Cache Cleaner by using the core extension manager available in the Joomla! Administrator Control Panel, or by using the powerful NoNumber Extension Manager.

Note: When updating Cache Cleaner, you do not need to uninstall it first. The package will update all the files automatically.

Keep in mind that when you update to a major new version (or uninstall first), you might lose some configuration settings.

NoNumber Extension Manager

It is very easy to install/update any NoNumber Extension using the NoNumber Extension Manager.

Please see the User Guide for the NoNumber Extension Manager for more detailed information...


Joomla! Extension Manager

To install via the Joomla! Extension Manager, just follow these steps:

  1. Log into your Joomla administrator;
  2. In the menu, choose: Extensions >> Extension Manager;
  3. Choose the tab: Install from Web (or enable it if you haven't done so yet);
  4. Select the search field and enter Cache Cleaner and hit enter;
  5. Click on the Cache Cleaner listing;
  6. Click on Install;
  7. Click on Install to confirm.
Joomla! Installer - Install from Web

Or if you need to install the Pro version or cannot install via the 'Install via Web' method for some reason:

  1. Download the extension install file (.zip);
  2. Log into your Joomla administrator;
  3. In the menu, choose: Extensions >> Extension Manager;
  4. Choose the tab: Upload Package File;
  5. Click on the Choose File button and select the extension zip;
  6. Click on Upload & Install.
Joomla! Installer - Upload Package File

If you have problems installing Cache Cleaner, please try the manual installation process as described here: docs.joomla.org/Installing_an_extension

FAQs

Will Cache Cleaner clean JRE cache too?

Yes, it will.

Can I clean the cache from the frontend?

Yes, you can.

By defining a secret word (in the Cache Cleaner system plugin settings), you can simply add this to any frontend url of your website.

For instance, set your secret word to: mysecret

Now you can add ?cleancache=mysecret or &cleancache=mysecret to your url, like:

http://www.yourdomain.com?cleancache=mysecret
http://www.yourdomain.com/some-page?cleancache=mysecret
http://www.yourdomain.com/index.php?option=com_content&;;...&cleancache=mysecret

So use a ? for SEF urls and an & for urls that already have variables.

Will Cache Cleaner clean the browser’s cache too?

No, it will not!

Cache Cleaner does not clean the browser’s cache (because it is impossible to do). So you will still have to clean your browsers cache manually if you need it cleaned.

Installation

How can I install/upgrade Cache Cleaner?

You can either install Cache Cleaner by using the core extension manager available in the Joomla! Administrator Control Panel, or by using the powerful NoNumber Extension Manager.

Note: When updating Cache Cleaner, you do not need to uninstall it first. The package will update all the files automatically.

Keep in mind that when you update to a major new version (or uninstall first), you might lose some configuration settings.


Cache Cleaner won't install...

If you have problems installing Cache Cleaner, please try the manual installation process as described here: docs.joomla.org/Installing_an_extension

How can I uninstall Cache Cleaner?

You can either uninstall Cache Cleaner by using the core extension manager available in the Joomla! Administrator Control Panel, or by using the powerful NoNumber Extension Manager.

If you no longer use any NoNumber extensions, you can also uninstall the NoNumber Framework plugin by using the Joomla! core extension manager.

What are the minimum requirements?

Cache Cleaner will only work correctly if your setup meets these requirements:

  • Up-to-date version of Joomla:
    • Joomla 2.5.10 or higher
    • Joomla 3.3.0 or higher
  • PHP 5.3.13 or higher
  • PHP mbstring (Multibyte String) functions enabled
  • MySQL 5 or higher

Important: I can only provide support for setups that:

  • meet the above requirements;
  • do not have extension files or Joomla! core files which have been altered in any way.

Where can I download earlier versions?

You have access to all previous free versions of all extensions on this website.

If you have a subscription to an extension, you can also download any previous pro version of any extension on this website.

If you do not have a valid subscription, you can download any pro version that is older than 1 year.

You can find old versions in the changelog.

Note: Please note that I am unable to provide support on old versions! (whether you have a subscription or not).

How can I downgrade to an earlier version of Cache Cleaner?

If for some reason you need to install an older version, it is best to uninstall the extension first.

You will also have to uninstall the NoNumber Framework system plugin.

After that you can simply install the older version zip file using the Joomla! installer.

Note: Please note that I am unable to provide support on old versions!

How can I upgrade from Joomla 2.5 to Joomla 3?

The upgrade of Joomla itself is a one-click process. But that just takes care of Joomla.

Many templates and extensions will not work the same or at all after upgrading to Joomla 3.

I personally advise against using the built-in upgrade process, and advise starting from scratch by installing a fresh copy of Joomla 3.

If you do want to upgrade Joomla 2.5 to Joomla 3, you will need to do this with regards to the NoNumber extensions you have installed:

  1. Disable or uninstall all NoNumber extensions.
    (Uninstalling NoNumber extensions will make you lose any global configuration settings for that extension. You will not lose any saved items)
  2. Upgrade Joomla 2.5 to Joomla 3.
  3. Re-install all NoNumber extensions you want installed.

For a detailed step-by-step migration process, see: https://docs.joomla.org/Joomla_2.5_to_3.x_Step_by_Step_Migration

Licensing

Under what license are NoNumber extensions released?

All free and paid NoNumber extensions are released under the Open Source GNU GPL v2.0 license.

See the Terms & Conditions for additional terms.

NoNumber Framework

What is the NoNumber Framework?

The NoNumber Framework is a Joomla! system plugin that is installed along with every NoNumber extension.

This plugin contains all the common functions and language strings that the NoNumber extensions use.

If you use any NoNumber extensions, this plugin must be installed and published. They will not function correctly or they will not function at all without it.

What is the NoNumber Elements plugin?

The NoNumber Elements system plugin is no longer used and has been replaced by the NoNumber Framework.

If you have been using NoNumber extensions for a long time you may still have this Elements plugin installed.

The NoNumber Elements plugin can safely be uninstalled IF your NoNumber extensions are up-to-date.

More Questions

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Is there no answer to your question in this list, please try out these options:

  • General FAQs
    For general questions see the Pre-Sale Questions & Answers.
  • Tooltips
    All settings/options for the installed extensions have tooltips that explain what that setting is for. That should give you enough information to know how to use it.
  • Google
    Google is your friend! If you have some problem, get an error, have a question, try out Google. It usually gives you enough feedback to find an answer.
  • Forum
    For more specific questions or feedback, please use the Forum.

Changelog

+ Added   - Removed   ^ Changed   # Fixed

26-Feb-2015 : v3.7.0

Download Free

 + J3PRO Added button in plugin settings to purge KeyCDN cache
 + J3PRO Added button in plugin settings to purge MaxCDN cache
 ^ Updated translations: lt-LT, uk-UA
 # Fixed issue with purging JotCache not working

28-Jan-2015 : v3.6.0

Download Free

 + Added ability to also purge on ajax (raw) tasks, like saveorder
 + J3PRO Added ability to purge cache created by JotCache
 ^ Updated translations: uk-UA

08-Jan-2015 : v3.5.3

Download Free

 + Added publish, unpublish, archive, trash & delete to the default tasks to clear the cache on
 ! Removed compatibility for php versions under 5.3.13
 # Fixed issue with Free version being able to be installed over the Pro version

21-Dec-2014 : v3.5.2

Download Free

 # Fixed issue class not found errors on some setups
 # Fixed issue with ignore folders option not working
 # J3PRO Fixed issue with KeyCDN and MaxCDN purging not working

11-Dec-2014 : v3.5.1

Download Free

 # FREE Fixed issue with php error about unexpected ')'

11-Dec-2014 : v3.5.0

Download Free

 + Added support for memcache(d)
 + Added translations: az-AZ
 + PRO Added ability to purge KeyCDN Pullzone Cache
 + PRO Added ability to purge MaxCDN Pullzone Cache
 + PRO Added ability to purge SiteGround Dynamic Cache
 ! PRO Removed the redundant CMS Lib cleaner
 ! J3 Removed compatibility for Joomla 3 versions under 3.3.0
 ^ Refactored code
 ^ Updated translations: pl-PL
 # Fixed issue with error about nnFile on installation on some setups
 # PRO Fixed issues with duplicate rows in update_sites table

01-Oct-2014 : v3.4.3

Download Free

 # Fixed issue with frontend clean on save not working
 # PRO Fixed issue with frontend clean on interval not working

13-Sep-2014 : v3.4.2

Download Free

 # PRO Fixed issue with clean on interval not working correctly

01-Aug-2014 : v3.4.1

Download Free

 # PRO Fixed issue with error about undefined function when using the empty tables option

31-Jul-2014 : v3.4.0

Download Free

 ! J3 Removed compatibility for Joomla 3 versions under 3.2.2
 ^ Refactored code
 ^ Updated translations: id-ID, pl-PL, zh-TW
 # J2 Fixed issue with errors after upgrade to Joomla 3

11-Apr-2014 : v3.3.5

Download Free

 ^ Updated translations: id-ID
 # Fixed issue with module settings being reset on update

20-Mar-2014 : v3.3.4

Download Free Download Pro (older than 1 year)

 # Fixed issue with version number of module not getting updated on install

19-Mar-2014 : v3.3.3

Download Free Download Pro (older than 1 year)

 ^ Updated translations: bg-BG, de-DE, ru-RU
 # Fixed issue with parent folders of ignored folders being deleted

14-Feb-2014 : v3.3.2

Download Free Download Pro (older than 1 year)

 ^ Updated translations: es-ES
 # Fixed installation error about duplicate entry on some MySQL 5.6 setups
 # Fixed issue with some missing language strings in some occasions
 # J2 Fixed issue with submenu not hiding on touchscreens
 # J3 Fixed issue with javascript error about undefined function on some setups

07-Nov-2013 : v3.3.1

Download Free Download Pro (older than 1 year)

 ^ Changed javascript minification to use Google Closure
 ^ J3 Made status bar visible on mobile view
 # J3 Fixed Joomla 3.2 compatibility issues

09-Aug-2013 : v3.3.0

Download Free Download Pro (older than 1 year)

 + Added translations: fa-IR
 + J3 Added ability to show a toolbar button
 ! J2 Removed compatibility for Joomla 2.5 versions lower than 2.5.10
 ! J3.0 Removed compatibility for Joomla 3 versions lower than 3.1.0
 ^ Improved minification of js files
 ^ Updated translations: ar-AA, ar-SA, de-DE, ja-JP, pt-PT, sk-SK

15-May-2013 : v3.1.5

Download Free Download Pro (older than 1 year)

 # J3 Fixed issue with loading Mootools for tooltips instead of jQuery

28-Mar-2013 : v3.1.4

Download Free Download Pro (older than 1 year)

 ^ Changed messaging on installation on unsupported Joomla versions
 ^ Cleaned up some code (syntax)
 ^ Updated translations: pl-PL

11-Mar-2013 : v3.1.3

Download Free Download Pro (older than 1 year)

 + Added less files for generating css files
 ^ Minified css and js files
 ^ Updated translations: de-DE, fr-FR, it-IT, lt-LT, pt-BR, pt-PT
 # Fixed some issues with installation breaking and throwing errors on some setups

10-Jan-2013 : v3.1.2

Download Free Download Pro (older than 1 year)

 + PRO Added options to purge cache and do a global check-in on save and interval
 + J3 Fixed issue with page breaking when auto clean is enabled
 ^ Updated translations: hu-HU

29-Dec-2012 : v3.1.1

Download Free Download Pro (older than 1 year)

 # Fixed error about XML setup file on first install

24-Dec-2012 : v3.1.0

Download Free Download Pro (older than 1 year)

 ^ Cleaned up code
 ^ Moved media files to Joomla media folder
 ^ Updated translations: sv-SE
 # J2 Fixed issue with error about plugin not being enabled when php error reporting is on

11-Dec-2012 : v3.0.2

Download Free Download Pro (older than 1 year)

 ! J2 Removed ability to install on Joomla versions lower than 2.5.7
 ^ Updated translations: th-TH
 ^ J3 Replaced icon image with font-face icon
 # J2 Fixed issue with errors about xml files on installation

14-Nov-2012 : v3.0.1

Download Free Download Pro (older than 1 year)

 ^ Updated translations: sl-SI
 # Fixed issue with error messages about XML file on installation on some setups

11-Nov-2012 : v3.0.0

Download Free Download Pro (older than 1 year)

 + J3 Added Joomla 3 support
 ! J1.5 Removed Joomla 1.5 support
 ^ Updated translations: de-DE, da-DK, es-ES, it-IT, nl-NL, pt-BR, zh-TW

29-Jun-2012 : v2.2.0

Download Free Download Pro (older than 1 year)

 + J2 Added ability to purge the update cache when choosing Purge Expired
 ! Removed ability to install on Joomla 1.6 and 1.7
 ! J1.5 LAST VERSION COMPATIBLE WITH JOOMLA 1.5
 ^ Cleaned a lot of code
 ^ Updated translations: hu-HU, lt-LT, sl-SI

11-Jun-2012 : v2.1.2

Download Free Download Pro (older than 1 year)

 # J1.5 Fixed issue with error on install

10-Jun-2012 : v2.1.1

Download Free Download Pro (older than 1 year)

 ! Removed ability to install on setups with php 5.2 or lower
 # Fixed issue with multiline input in ignore file/folders option not working (thanks Jurian Even)
 # FREE Fixed issue with auto clean folders on save option not showing
 # PRO Fixed issue with auto clean tables on interval option not working

01-May-2012 : v2.1.0

Download Free Download Pro (older than 1 year)

 + Added translations: zh-TW
 ^ Increased page load speed by changing how xml files are loaded

16-Apr-2012 : v2.0.2

Download Free Download Pro (older than 1 year)

 ^ Updated translations: hu-HU

10-Apr-2012 : v2.0.1

Download Free Download Pro (older than 1 year)

 # SECURITY FIX: Fixed URL injection vulnerability in NoNumber Framework

07-Apr-2012 : v2.0.0

 ^ Changed some language strings
 ^ Cleaned up code syntax
 ^ Now available as Pro and Free version

12-Mar-2012 : v1.11.8

 # J1.5 Fixed issue with module being installed as site instead of admin

12-Mar-2012 : v1.11.7

 ^ Updated translations: cs-CZ
 # [J1.7+] Fixed issue with custom folders not being cleaned when more than one is entered

10-Feb-2012 : v1.11.6

 + Added translations: pl-PL
 # Fixed issue with installer not removing the folder/zip from the tmp
 # Fixed issue with status bar not completely disappearing when fading out

09-Jan-2012 : v1.11.5

 ^ Updated translations: it-IT
 # Fixed issue with Chrome caching the cleaning result of Cache Cleaner

16-Dec-2011 : v1.11.4

 + Added translations: pt-PT
 ^ Cleaned up more code
 # Fixed issue with Zoo giving errors about its cache folder not existing on save

18-Nov-2011 : v1.11.3

 # Fixed issue with link to system plugin in error message not working

03-Nov-2011 : v1.11.2

 + Added translations: da-DK, id-ID
 ^ Cleaned code syntax (no longer guaranteed support for php 5.2.x and lower)
 ^ Improved handling of unreadable/protected folders
 ^ Updated translations: de-DE, es-ES, fr-FR

08-Oct-2011 : v1.11.1

 # Fixed security issue in NoNumber Framework plugin

08-Oct-2011 : v1.11.0

 ^ Cleaned up some code (like no more use of DS)
 ^ Improved installer
 ^ Moved translation language files to main package (no more language packs)
 # Fixed styling for admin template AdminPraise Lite
 # J1.7 Fixed issue cleaning on save/apply not working

27-Sep-2011 : v1.10.2

 # Fixed issue with double slash in framework javascript url
 # J1.7.1 Fixed styling issue

21-Sep-2011 : v1.10.1

 ^ Moved status link and submenu styling to NoNumber Framework
 # Fixed issue with non-translated strings showing on non-English setups
 # Fixed issue with text showing when the admin module is set to show only the icon
 # Fixed styling for admin template Mission Control

16-Sep-2011 : v1.10.0

 + Added extra dropdown with purge cache and global check-in
 ^ Changed NoNumber Elements plugin to NoNumber Framework
 ^ Moved common language strings to NoNumber Framework files

21-Jul-2011 : v1.9.4

 # J1.5 Argh, now fixed issue with install problems

21-Jul-2011 : v1.9.3

 # J1.7 Fixed issue with install problems

14-Jul-2011 : v1.9.2

 # Fixed more issues with new NoNumber Elements files causing problems with Advanced Module Manager (sorry)

13-Jul-2011 : v1.9.1

 # Fixed issue with new NoNumber Elements files causing problems with Advanced Module Manager

13-Jul-2011 : v1.9.0

 + Added option to clean custom defined database tables
 ^ Changed layout of options
 ^ Changed use of elements
 # Fixed issue with JEventHandler error on some setups
 # J1.7 Fixed issue with install problems

23-May-2011 : v1.8.0

 + Joomla 1.7 compatible!

12-May-2011 : v1.7.0

 + Added option to only purge expired cache via ctrl-click
 ^ Changed way the mootools version is detected
 # Fixed issue with Turkish language file error on installation

06-Apr-2011 : v1.6.4

 + Added option to define the path of the log file
 # Fixed issue with missing language strings
 # Fixed issue with stat errors on some setups

29-Mar-2011 : v1.6.3

 + Added option to define tasks to consider as a save (save,apply,...)
 ^ Changed language files to be J1.6 ready
 ^ Changed option to clean tmp folder to be switched on by default

18-Feb-2011 : v1.6.2

 + Added option to ignore certain folders/files when cleaning cache

10-Feb-2011 : v1.6.1

 ^ Changed extension icon / logo

13-Dec-2010 : v1.6.0

 + Added display of size of cleaned cache (and option to turn it off)
 # Cleaned up some code
 # Fixed issues with document being called to early
 # Fixed some issues with loading of language strings

25-Nov-2010 : v1.5.1

 # Fixed the main language string CLEAN_CACHE

25-Nov-2010 : v1.5.0

 + Added checks to see if NoNumber Elements plugin is installed/enabled
 ^ Fixed and updated all language strings

12-Nov-2010 : v1.4.0

 ^ Made MooTools 1.2 compatible
 ^ Moved some styling to global plugin

28-Jul-2010 : v1.3.0

 + Added ability to clean custom defined folders
 + Added ability to overrule interval/automatic settings for cleaning of folders
 ^ Changed settings layout a bit

24-Jul-2010 : v1.2.5

 + Added tooltip to the clean cache link
 ^ Changed way version and license information are displayed (now via ajax)
 ^ Changed way versions and licenses are checked (no more base64)

07-Jul-2010 : v1.2.4

 + Added ability to change the text shown as link in the status bar
 + Added option to also clean the tmp folder when cache is cleaned

23-Jun-2010 : v1.2.3

 # Fixed issue with code looping, causing page timeouts

22-Jun-2010 : v1.2.2

 ^ Improved code (=faster)
 # Fixed issue with auto cleaning on interval on admin login screen

18-May-2010 : v1.2.1

 # Fixed issue with auto cleaning on interval

17-May-2010 : v1.2.0

 + Added check to see if system plugin is enabled (graceful fail)
 + Added options to clean cache automatically on interval (so many seconds)
 + Added options to clean cache on save/apply
 ^ Improved check to see if cleaning has been successful

20-Feb-2010 : v1.1.3

 + Added ability to clean cache from cmslib cache folder
 + Added extra info in tooltip (on hover over icon) and option to turn that off
 + Added option to turn of 3rd party cache cleaning (for CMSLib and JRE Cache)
 # Fixed issue with errors about registry for php 5.0.5

09-Feb-2010 : v1.1.2

 ^ Changed the License Code check (now controlled by the License Manager)
 # Fixed issue with database error preventing cache cleaning on some setups
 # Fixed issue with deprecated syntax for php 5.3
 # Fixed issue with frontend cache cleaning not working
 # Fixed location of Joomla! DTD files

20-Jan-2010 : v1.1.1

 + Added ability to add &cleancache=1 to admin url
 ^ Change css (to prevent underline on icon only)
 ^ Moved plugin functions to helper file
 # Fixed javascript error preventing cache to be cleaned (bug introduced in v1.1.0)

19-Jan-2010 : v1.1.0

 + Added Commercial License Code support
 ^ Moved elements to separate global plugin (also used by other extensions)

17-Dec-2009 : v1.0.0

 + Added message when cache is cleaned on frontend
 + Added option to hide icon or text in toolbar
 + Added support for APLite admin template
 + First stable release
 ^ Changed file encoding to UTF-8
 ^ Cleaned up code
 ^ Improved checks to see if cache cleaning is successful
 # Fixed issue with error on uninstallation
 # Fixed issue with problems with paths in some setups (double slash)
 # Fixed some style issues

10-Aug-2009 : v0.1.0

 + First release
	
	

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Functionality

Cleaning your Joomla cache in on click

Ease of use

Easy to install, no documentation needed

Support

5 Star Plus. Best support I got so far from any extension developer!

Documentation

Covers it all.

Functionality

Cleans all cache items from Joomla Cache as well as several third party cache systems.

Ease of use

Automatic cleaning after save, and/or one-click button functionality. Couldn't be easier.

Support

I wish I could rate this higher than 100. Peter's support is second to none. He has even gone so far to log in to my site to troubleshoot.

Documentation

FAQ and support forum with answers to 90% of questions in there.

Great extension which has already saved me lots of time: with one click you install the plugin. Just a very limited configuration to have everything working automatically and after every update you do the cache is automatically cleaned. It's great for production sites because that way you know everything will be available to your customers. But also for sites where you are developing content and changing configuration constantly it is a tool which saves an enormous amount of time.
The free version is all I needed till now and it has worked without any lapse since I installed it almost 6 months ago.
Many thanks to Peter! Keep up the good work.
I love it, it saves time. It's should be implemented in the joomla core. Thanks a lot!
Good extension. But if you find a problem (error) in this extension and then report about it on a forum - the administrator of a forum (Peter), without checking this report, starts proving that is No problem and All is fine. I found two errors in last two versions but instead of "Big Thanks for extra quick report" I received haughty - "don't use my extensions" and blocked topic?! - it, probably, for my spent time (screenshots, videos, account registration for show him his errors!). You can see all conversation at a forum: public extension support -> cache cleaner -> Cant update from 3.3.2 to 3.3.3.
"Excellent"(for plugin) - "Very Poor"(for forum answers) = Average.
But I give you 5 stars, because.....may be you had a bad mood at that time. Good luck and more kindness and professional endurance.
This little plugin makes those tiny changes (and then another little tweak) so much easier on a production site - no need to turn off the cache, or be constantly cleaning it manually. Just works - thanks so much!
Free version is all I've needed so far - great that it can be installed with one click via the install from web tab, then that's it, voila!
Just nailed the Pro version of this bad boy for half-price thanks to Peter moving house.

Ahh the benefits of Twitter....

The pro version is definitely worth it!
If only for the front-end cache cleaning?! :)
Without this extension you have to spend 2-3 seconds every time you want to clean your cache. With this extensions you can clean the cache with a clik. No big deal someone says. I'm saying that is a big deal when you have manually clean a cache again and again and again. No time to spend thanks to cache cleaner.
I have been using Cache Cleaner 3.3.0FREE for a week while upgrading a 3.15 site (and also previous versions on a 1.5 site over several years).

It's so simple and quick - just one click of the "Clean Cache" button each time I make an edit in the back end. I have saved lots of time and frustration by NOT having to go through the System / Clear Cache menu and then check the Cache Group and click the Delete button - dozens of times each work session!

I thing 3.3.0FREE should be included the Joomla core.

Nice one Peter - and many thanks.
For someone who fiddles a lot with content this little tool is invaluable. Thanks Peter.

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