Prevent WP Rocket from Caching Filtered WooCommerce pages

When using WP Rocket with preloading in combination with a filter plugin like Filter Everything pro, then your database AND cache folder can explode. We had a site with only around 2000 Products, but with 100 filterable product attributes.

This resulted in wp_rocket_cache table over 2 million entries and the cache folder going up to 200GB. To fix this, we decided to stop wp rocket from caching filtered WooCommerce category pages.

The following code snippet solved our problem:

add_filter( 'rocket_preload_exclude_urls', function( $regexes, $url ) {
    $url = untrailingslashit( $url );

        if ( is_filtered() ) {
            $regexes[] = $url;
            add_filter( 'do_rocket_generate_caching_files', '__return_false' );

        if ( flrt_is_filter_request() ) {
            $regexes[] = $url;
            add_filter( 'do_rocket_generate_caching_files', '__return_false' );

    return $regexes;
}, 10, 2 );

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