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Plone viewlet for purging varnish cache for given url.

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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.


0.1.2 (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]

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