Woocommerce and fastcgi_cache BYPASS

Hi, I have followed the steps in your guide, about Woocommerce and Nginx. I wan’t caching on, but as soon the visitor puts something in the basket, the entire site should not be cached anymore, or else there is alot of trouble with WooCommerce.

I have tryed this code:

if ( $cookie_woocommerce_items_in_cart != “0” ) { set $no_cache 1; }

But when it’s active, the site is never cached, for anyone, and the status is bypassed.

Is there something I can do, or is it impossible to achive, what I want? :slight_smile:

You can try code snippet here - https://gist.github.com/rahul286/dc64ae84c97868b862c4

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my current working example.com conf

server {

    server_name gooeypixel.com   www.gooeypixel.com;
        #Yoast sitemap
location ~ ([^/]*)sitemap(.*)\.x(m|s)l$ {
        rewrite ^/sitemap\.xml$ /sitemap_index.xml permanent;
        rewrite ^/([a-z]+)?-?sitemap\.xsl$ /index.php?xsl=$1 last;
        rewrite ^/sitemap_index\.xml$ /index.php?sitemap=1 last;
        rewrite ^/([^/]+?)-sitemap([0-9]+)?\.xml$ /index.php?sitemap=$1&sitemap_n=$2 last;

        ## following lines are options. Needed for wordpress-seo addons
        rewrite ^/news_sitemap\.xml$ /index.php?sitemap=wpseo_news last;
        rewrite ^/locations\.kml$ /index.php?sitemap=wpseo_local_kml last;
        rewrite ^/geo_sitemap\.xml$ /index.php?sitemap=wpseo_local last;
        rewrite ^/video-sitemap\.xsl$ /index.php?xsl=video last;

    access_log off;

    access_log /var/log/nginx/gooeypixel.com.access.log rt_cache; 
    error_log /var/log/nginx/gooeypixel.com.error.log;

    root /var/www/gooeypixel.com/htdocs;

    index index.php index.html index.htm;

    include common/wpfc.conf;      
    include common/wpcommon.conf;
    include common/locations.conf;
    include /var/www/gooeypixel.com/conf/nginx/*.conf;

used the bypass snippet from @rahul286

server {

server_name gooeypixel.com www.gooeypixel.com;

access_log   /var/log/nginx/gooeypixel.com.access.log rt_cache;
error_log    /var/log/nginx/gooeypixel.com.error.log debug;

root /var/www/gooeypixel.com/htdocs;
index index.php index.htm index.html;

fastcgi_cache_use_stale error timeout invalid_header http_500;

set $skip_cache 0;

# POST requests and urls with a query string should always go to PHP
if ($request_method = POST) {
    set $skip_cache 1;
if ($query_string != "") {
    set $skip_cache 1;

if ( $cookie_woocommerce_items_in_cart = "1" ){
     set $skip_cache 1;

# Don't cache uris containing the following segments
if ($request_uri ~* "(/shop.*|/cart.*|/my-account.*|/checkout.*|/addons.*|/wp-admin/|/xmlrpc.php|wp-.*.php|/feed/|index.php|sitemap(_index)?.xml|[a-z0-9_-]+-sitemap([0-9]+)?.xml)") {
    set $skip_cache 1;

# Don't use the cache for logged in users or recent commenters
if ($http_cookie ~* "comment_author|wordpress_[a-f0-9]+|wp-postpass|wordpress_no_cache|wordpress_logged_in") {
    set $skip_cache 1;
location / {
    try_files $uri $uri/ /index.php?$args;

location ~ \.php$ {
     set $rt_session "";
    if ($http_cookie ~* "wp_woocommerce_session_[^=]*=([^%]+)%7C") {
                   set $rt_session wp_woocommerce_session_$1;

    if ($skip_cache = 0 ) {
        more_clear_headers "Set-Cookie*";
        set $rt_session "";
        fastcgi_cache_key "$scheme$request_method$host$request_uri$rt_session";

    try_files $uri =404;
    include fastcgi_params;
    fastcgi_pass php;

    fastcgi_cache_bypass $skip_cache;
        fastcgi_no_cache $skip_cache;

    fastcgi_cache WORDPRESS;
    fastcgi_cache_valid  60m;

include /etc/nginx/common/wpcommon.conf;
include /etc/nginx/common/locations.conf;


restarted nginx

nginx -t && service nginx reload

Nginx reloads and gives and ’ ok ’ but now my example.com site will not load, i revised the file back so my working example.com site is now working but still having issues with the woo cart not caching correctly. Any help greatly appreciated. Thanks in advanced.

Ok so after looking at the file more in depth i forgot to add the following code.

include /var/www/gooeypixel.com/conf/nginx/*.conf;

My example.com site is now connecting, I will continue to test out my cart to make sure the appropriate pages are caching correctly…