OSMap Has a New Cache With Multilingual Support

OSMap Has a New Cache With Multilingual Support

OSMap Pro is now even faster! We've released a new version with a faster caching system that supports multilingual sites.

Almost four years ago, we added a caching system to OSMap Pro. That system increased the site load speed by 1000% for sites with large sitemaps. But, there were some issues with it:

  1. The caching didn't work well for multilingual sites.
  2. The caching codebase was complex and proved to be difficult to maintain.

So starting with OSMap Pro 4.2.25, you'll find a new and improved caching system.

Faster and Simpler

We ended up starting from scratch and creating a new, improved, and simpler caching system that more closely aligns with the Joomla core. There were many hurdles that we had to overcome with the codebase, but we're happy with the end result.

The codebase was reduced by about 80% or about 1,000 lines of code. This will make it much easier to maintain and fix bugs quickly, as well as be less likely to introduce new bugs. It has already eliminated several longstanding, unresolved bugs.

And the new version has multilingual support! This was one of the main reasons we undertook the rewrite because multilingual sites are important to our users and important to us.

Over to you

With this type of major overhaul, we've done a lot of testing but there may be some edge cases we've missed. If you have any questions or feedback on the new OSMap Pro, please click here to contact us. We'll be happy to help.

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