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Name: Quick Cache Cleaning - Version: 3.2.2 / / - Type: Administration Module / System Plugin - License: GPLv3
Description: The module allows you to perform maintenance tasks (clear and purge expired cache, global check-in) from everywhere in the backend in seconds - Joomla! Extensions Directory

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Performs maintenance tasks (clear and purge expired cache, global check-in) within seconds

Module / Plugin: QCC - Quick Cache Cleaning
Function: QCC does the maintenance tasks within seconds with one click from everywhere in the backend. The plugin deletes the cache automatically on certain events (trigger). QCC is small, fast and uses the original functions of the responsible components!
Languages: English and German

You can choose between two different view types: Menu and Dropdown List. If you select the view Dropdown List, then you should use the position status for the module. If you select Menu, then you should publish the module on the position menu and QCC will create a new menu entry automatically.

The plugin automatically deletes the cache on preset events. The execution is initiated by the respective component with so-called event triggers. In the first version of the plugin, the cache can be emptied automatically after the saving of an article.

Save your time, you need just one click for the maintenance tasks!


  • Module performs maintenance tasks from everywhere in the backend within seconds
  • Plugin deletes the cache on preset events (triggers)
  • Cleans and purges expired cache - cache cleaner for the backend
  • Executes global check-in
  • CLI script to purge cached files quickly and automatically (Pro)
  • Module is small and fast, doesn't need a big framework
  • Uses the original functions of the responsible components
  • Fast, clean code
  • Languages: English and German


Install the package in the backend.

Steps after the installation for the module:

  • Select 'Extensions' - 'Modules'
  • Change the module type of 'Site' to 'Administrator' (at the top in the drop-down lists on the left)
  • Choose 'QCC - Quick Cache Cleaning'
  • Set or enter the position 'menu' or 'status' (depending on the view type) and set the status to 'Published'

QCC - Quick Cache Cleaning Screenshots

Steps after the installation for the plugin:

  • Select 'Extensions' - 'Plugin Manager'
  • Select, configure and publish the plugin 'System - Quick Cache Cleaning'


+ = Added - ! = Removed - ^ = Changed - # = Fixed

Joomla! 4.x

Version - 2023-01-19

Version - 2022-09-12

  • + Added Pro Security Token validation check. The Pro package contains a token file with an individual security token linked to the user account and checked against the validation server for authenticity.
  • ^ Multiple internal code optimisations.

Version - 2021-11-14

  • + Added the built-in Download Key Manager support to enter your Pro Update ID without installing the update helper plugin.
    Important: Please copy your personal Pro Update ID using the second copy button in the Pro ID Manager and enter the key in System - Update - Update Sites - Select the entry of the Pro extension and enter the ID into the Download Key field.
  • ^ Code optimisations

Version - 2021-09-17

  • + First Pro release for Joomla! 4.x based on QCC Pro version
  • + Added php cli/joomla.php qcc:clean command - Cleans the complete cache.
  • + Added php cli/joomla.php qcc:purge command - Purges the expired cache.
  • ! Removed standalone console script (qccCli.php), use new php cli/joomla qcc:[clean|purge] entry points instead!

Joomla! 3.x

Version - 2021-06-19

  • ^ Maintenance release
  • ^ Changed the version number specification. The first number stands for the supported major Joomla! version. The following three numbers follow the Semantic Versioning Specification (SemVer), as it used to be previously.
  • ^ Updated custom field
  • ^ Code optimisations

Version 3.3.4-PRO - 2021-03-24

  • + Trigger onAfterPurge event option - With this option, the event onAfterPurge can be triggered to execute additional processes by plugins listening to this event. Thanks to Michael K. for requesting this feature!

Version 3.3.3-PRO - 2021-01-29

  • ^ Maintenance release
  • ^ Updated language files
  • ^ Code optimisations

Version 3.3.2-PRO - 2020-06-26

Version 3.3.1-PRO - 2019-11-24

  • + Added QCC CLI script - Purges the cache quickly and automatically using the command-line interface.
    Call it with the PHP CLI handler: php /path/to/cli/folder/qccCli.php. Create a cronjob for the script to purge the cache automatically.

Version 3.2.2 - 2019-08-02

  • + Added Custom Field - Pro Button
  • ^ Updated Custom Fields
  • ^ Updated Project Page URL
  • ^ Code Optimizations

Version 3.3.0-PRO - 2019-04-30

  • + First Pro release based on QCC version 3.2.1

Version 3.2.1 - 2017-12-22

  • + Automatic Cleaning - User Save Process - The cache can be cleaned automatically if a user is saved. The cleaning process can be restricted to new accounts only.
  • + Administrator Cache - Cache from the back end (administrator/cache/) is also cleaned (not only front end cache)
  • ^ Updated language files
  • ^ Updated custom field

Version 3.2.0 - 2017-01-02

  • + Frontend Token - With this token the cache cleaning process can be executed from the frontend. Just add ?qcc=TOKEN (replace TOKEN with your token) to the URL in the frontend and the plugin will purge all stored cache automatically. You should select a long, not guessable token! Leave blank to deactivate this feature.
  • + Improved CSS instructions for position "status"
  • ^ Small code optimizations

Version 3.1.1 - 2016-06-30

  • + CSS instructions for position "status" - Added readable background colour for hover effect on this position.
  • ^ Code optimization
  • ^ Updated Donation Code Field

Version 3.1.0 - 2015-08-01

  • + Donation Code Validation Process - Improved the validation process with a new server (HTTPS request) plus an independent, separated fallback server (HTTP request).
  • + New Download Server - Download packages are located independently of the project website on a new download server.
  • https://downloads.kubik-rubik.de/
  • ^ Semantic versioning - Switched to semantic versioning, see http://semver.org/ for more details. Please update manually since the core update server functionality will not recognize the new version!
  • Version 3-5 - 2015-02-22

    • + Update Server - Added the Joomla! core functionality for the update checks
    • ^ Updated Donation Code field - Uses the HTTP API for the requests and calls the check script via HTTPS
    • ^ Links in the language files - Updated outdated links to the JED (Joomla! Extensions Directory)
    • ! Removed Version Check field

    Version 3-4 - 2014-09-01

    • + Added QCC System Plugin - The cache can be deleted on certain trigger events. In the first version the plugin can be executed in the article saving trigger. This trigger is called when an article is saved.
    • ^ Installation type is a Package due to the addition of the plugin to the module

    Version 3-3 - 2014-05-04

    • ^ Code optimization

    Version 3-2 - 2013-11-17

    • + Joomla! 3.2 compatibility - removed notice error, improved settings file
    • ^ Updated custom fields

    Version 3-1 - 17-Feb-2013

    + First version for Joomla! 3.x

    Joomla! 2.5

    Version 2.5-1 - 17-Feb-2013

    + First version for Joomla! 2.5


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