status/usage of FRiCKLE/ngx_cache_purge. still reliable? alternatives?

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Wed Jun 6 22:05:23 UTC 2018

For some new WordPress sites, I'll be deploying fastcgi_cache as reverse proxy / page cache, instead of usual Varnish.

Although there are a number of WP-module-based PURGE options, I prefer that it's handled by the web server.

A commonly referenced approach is to use the 'FRiCKLE/ngx_cache_purge',

with associated nginx conf additions,

ngx_cache_purge module development appears to have gone stale; no commits since ~ 2014.

What are your experiences with current use of that module, with latest 1.15x nginx releases?

Is there a cleaner, nginx-native approach? Or other nginx purge module that's better maintained?

Comments &/or pointers to any docs, etc would be helpful.

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