Phoar! What a spike!

I released WP Super Cache 0.5.3 on Friday last. From the stats it looks like people are upgrading which is good news!

This version has a number of fixes and improvements:

  • If your blog is installed in a sub-directory you’ll want to upgrade. This version fixes the mod_rewrite rules that search for the cached files. If upgrading, make sure you delete the Super Cache rules so they’ll be upgraded. (Thanks Otto42)
  • With a click of a link in the backend page you can view your mod_rewrite rules to check that they are ok. This may help the adventurous who want to upgrade those rules manually too.
  • The plugin now warns if your blog’s root directory is writeable. Most of the time there’s absolutely no reason for this so it’s good to be reminded to fix it.
  • Check that $mutex is set. This is really only useful if your server is borked and the filesystem is mounted read-only but it’s good to be complete.

Wondering about the title? Check out this traffic graph Scott Beale posted a few weeks ago and you’ll understand. One of his posts hit the front page of Digg (twice) then Slashdot.org, and was covered by lots of other blogs and media. Wow.

On December 12th our blog hit a record high of 222,523 views in one day.

Best Buy Cease & Desist Traffic Stats