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Some posts are requested through Ajax.

// Filename: ajax-posts.php
require_once "wp-load.php";
echo my_get_post($_GET["id"]);

How can I make theese Ajax requests cacheable by W3 Total Cache?

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closed as off-topic by gmazzap, Pieter Goosen, shea, ialocin, birgire Aug 22 '14 at 15:14

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For something like this, would it be more effective to use the Wordpress Transients API and cache the requests that way? Also, is there a specific reason you're not routing the ajax requests through admin-ajax.php and using a wp_ajax_ action instead of including wp-load.php? I'm not sure what your set-up or intent is with this and I don't wnat to steer you wrong, so maybe someone else can chime in, too. – Eric Allen Oct 4 '12 at 4:00

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Short answer: You can't. Getting W3 Total Cache to talk to a non-WP call in manor listed above isn't (easily) possible. I completely agree with @allenericr comments. The Transients API is very straight forward and quite simple to implement. In addition, @allenericr, comment on using admin-ajax.php is also spot on. It's not sure it's best practices to just include wp-load and call it good (sounds like a big security hole).

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