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WordPress Varnish VCL
backend default {
.host = "127.0.0.1";
.port = "8444";
}
sub vcl_recv {
# Allow the back-end to serve up stale content if it is responding slowly.
set req.grace = 2m;
# Always cache the following file types for all users.
if ( req.url ~ "(?i)\.(png|gif|jpeg|jpg|ico|swf|css|js|html|htm)(\?[a-z0-9]+)?$" ) {
unset req.http.cookie;
}
# Don't serve cached pages to logged in users
if ( req.http.cookie ~ "wordpress_logged_in" || req.url ~ "vaultpress=true" ) {
return( pass );
}
# Drop any cookies sent to WordPress.
if ( ! ( req.url ~ "wp-(login|admin)" ) ) {
unset req.http.cookie;
}
# Handle compression correctly. Different browsers send different
# "Accept-Encoding" headers, even though they mostly all support the same
# compression mechanisms. By consolidating these compression headers into
# a consistent format, we can reduce the size of the cache and get more hits.
# @see: http://varnish.projects.linpro.no/wiki/FAQ/Compression
if ( req.http.Accept-Encoding ) {
if ( req.http.Accept-Encoding ~ "gzip" ) {
# If the browser supports it, we'll use gzip.
set req.http.Accept-Encoding = "gzip";
}
else if ( req.http.Accept-Encoding ~ "deflate" ) {
# Next, try deflate if it is supported.
set req.http.Accept-Encoding = "deflate";
}
else {
# Unknown algorithm. Remove it and send unencoded.
unset req.http.Accept-Encoding;
}
}
}
sub vcl_fetch {
# Allow items to be stale if needed.
set beresp.grace = 2m;
# Drop any cookies WordPress tries to send back to the client.
if ( ! req.url ~ "wp-(login|admin)" && ! req.http.cookie ~ "wordpress_logged_in" ) {
unset beresp.http.set-cookie;
}
}

j0rg1 commented Sep 29, 2013

I'm a newbie with this, but...

Seems to me like you are only dropping WP-cookies, wouldn't be better to kill all cookies ?
Varnish does not cache content with cookies, so if I am to add a Google Analytics-string it would be for nothing that I have the cache... (?)

Found this:

# Remove has_js and Google Analytics __* cookies.
set req.http.Cookie = regsuball(req.http.Cookie, "(^|;\s*)(__[a-z]+|has_js)=[^;]*", "");
# Remove a ";" prefix, if present.
set req.http.Cookie = regsub(req.http.Cookie, "^;\s*", "");
# Remove empty cookies.
if (req.http.Cookie ~ "^\s*$") {
    unset req.http.Cookie;
}

and this:

sub vcl_recv {

admin users always miss the cache

if( req.url ~ "^/wp-(login|admin)" || req.http.Cookie ~ "wordpress_logged_in_" ){
return (pass);
}

ignore any other cookies

unset req.http.Cookie;
return (lookup);
}

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