How to Install and Use jSGCache on Joomla!

In this tutorial we will explain how to install our jSGCache Joomla! plugin. First you need to obtain the jSGCache Joomla! plugin. Please check this tutorial for more details how to download the extension.


How to Install and Enable jSHCache

The plugin can be installed directly from your Joomla! CMS administrative area. You can access the Joomla! administrative area at:

http://yourdomain.com/administrator

Please note that you should replace yourdomain.com with your own domain name. You should see the Joomla! login page:

Type your login details and click on the "Log In" button. The next page which will be displayed on your end is the Joomla! administrative area which allows you to manage your website. To install the plugin go to Extensions -> Extension Manager:

You will be redirected to the Extension Manager which you should use in order to install the plugin. Click on the "Choose File" button and find the jSGCache installation archive on your computer. After that click "Upload & Install" and the Joomla! system will install the plugin:

For more details how to download the plugin please read this tutorial.

Once the plugin is installed you have to enable it. To do this go to Extensions -> Plugin Manager:

To find the plugin type "SGCache" in the Filter field. After that click the "Search" button and the Joomla! system will find the jSGCache plugin:

The final step is to enable the plugin. In the "Status" column you will see a small red circle. Click on it and the plugin will be activated:

That's it - the jSGCache plugin is now correctly installed and enabled. You can access your cPanel -> SuperCacher plugin and enable the Dynamic Cache caching mechanism. For more details how to activate the SuperCacher from your cPanel check this page of our tutorial.

How to Exclude URLs From Being Cached

jSGCache plugin provides an exclude list called "URL blacklist". It allows you to exclude specific URLs from being cached. This feature is really useful if there is part of your site or menu that have a lot of dynamic content and the page should not be stored in cache. In order to add an URL to the "blacklist", enter only the relative part of URL into the exclude list and hit the "Save" or "Save & Close" button.

For example if you want to exclude the:

http://www.domain.com/index.php/component/tags/tag/2-joomla

you should enter only:

component/tags/tag/2-joomla