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WordPress VIP #

Automattic offers a paid service called WordPress VIP for enterprise customers. To get Timber to play nice with their stack, we need to disable functionality related to caching and writes to the filesystem:


add_filter('timber/cache/mode', function() {
return 'none';
add_filter( 'timber/allow_fs_write', '__return_false' );

This means you will not be able to use on-the-fly image resizing through Timber. Don't despair! You can set custom image sizes for WordPress to use:


add_image_size( 'my_custom_size', 220, 220, array( 'left', 'top' ) );


<img src="{{ post.thumbnail.src('my_custom_size') }}" alt="{{ post.thumbnail.alt() }}">

WordPress VIP has its own caching mechanisms. So when we disable caching, we're only disabling Timber and Twig's caching — not other layers that WP VIP applies.