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  • Resolved ildomandatore


    I would like to insert cache exclusion rules for sitemap and robors.txt. What can I do? is it a good idea to exclude them from the cache?

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  • Plugin Contributor Marko Vasiljevic


    Hello @ildomandatore

    Thank you for reaching out and I am happy to assist you with this.
    The robots.txt is not cached by W3 Total Cache.
    As for the sitemap, depending on the features enabled in W3TC:
    If you have “Do not process 404 errors for static objects with WordPress” enabled in Performance>Browser Cache, you should add the following:


    to “404 error exception list:”

    If Minify is enabled you should also add this to the “Never minify the following pages:” field under Performance > Minify > Advanced (section)
    And also, to make sure, add it to Performance>Page Cache>Advanced>” Never cache following pages” field.

    I hope this helps!

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