Skip to main content
This is a pre-production deployment of Warehouse. Changes made here affect the production instance of PyPI (
Help us improve Python packaging - Donate today!

Plone viewlet for purging varnish cache for given url.

Project Description



A viewlet containing the link to perform action of purging varnish cache for actual object’s views.


If you are using zc.buildout to manage your project, you can do this:

  • Add stxnext.varnishpurger to the list of eggs to install, e.g.:

    eggs =
  • If you’re using plone.recipe.zope2instance recipe to manage your instance add this lines to install a ZCML slug:

    recipe = plone.recipe.zope2instance
    zcml =
  • Re-run buildout, e.g. with:

    $ ./bin/buildout

You can skip the ZCML slug if you are going to explicitly include the package from another package’s configure.zcml file.

Finally go to portal_quickinstaller and install stxnext.varnishpurger product.


After installation one new viewlet above object’s content will be displayed. The viewlet contains a link to purge content of actual url from varnish cache. In site properties there is additional configuration where you can define the address of varnish instance url (by default: localhost:6081).

The varnish configuration file should contain customized vcl_recv subroutine to purge given object by it’s UID:

sub vcl_recv {


   if (req.request == "PURGE") {
        if (!client.ip ~ purge) {
             error 405 "Not allowed.";
        purge("obj.http.X-Context-Uid ~ " req.url);
            error 200 "Purged";



Tested With

Plone 3, Plone 4 and Varnish 2.1.x




Author & Contact

  • Radosław Jankiewicz <>
  • Wojciech Lichota <>
  • Marcin Ossowski <>

STX Next Sp. z o.o.


0.3.0 (2011-12-08)

  • Link for executing purging action moved from a viewlet to the ‘Actions’ dropdown [radekj]

0.2.0 (2011-11-03)

  • Fixes to work with Plone 4.1 [radekj]

0.1.2 (2011-05-13)

  • Moved to collective svn, updated docs [radekj]

0.1.1 (2010-05-24)

  • Fixed setting UID in http header for FSPageTemplate views [radekj]

0.1.0 (2010-05-13)

  • Initial release [radekj]
Release History

Release History

This version
History Node


History Node


History Node


History Node


History Node


History Node


Download Files

Download Files

Download the file for your platform. If you're not sure which to choose, learn more about installing packages.

File Name & Checksum SHA256 Checksum Help Version File Type Upload Date
stxnext.varnishpurger-0.3.0.tar.gz (9.2 kB) Copy SHA256 Checksum SHA256 Source Dec 8, 2011

Supported By

WebFaction WebFaction Technical Writing Elastic Elastic Search Pingdom Pingdom Monitoring Dyn Dyn DNS Sentry Sentry Error Logging CloudAMQP CloudAMQP RabbitMQ Heroku Heroku PaaS Kabu Creative Kabu Creative UX & Design Fastly Fastly CDN DigiCert DigiCert EV Certificate Rackspace Rackspace Cloud Servers DreamHost DreamHost Log Hosting