A PSR-6 cache implementation to access the MODX Revolution Cache Provider.

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A PSR-6 cache implementation to access the MODX Revolution Cache Provider.

This can be used to write custom application code against the PSR-6 caching standard, while integrating with the standard MODX 2.2+ Cache Manager. This offers access to the different cache implementations provided by MODX (file/memcached and others), and partition configuration through MODX System Settings.

RevolutionCache was developed for Commerce, but extracted into a standalone composer package to benefit others.


Install RevolutionCache via Composer:

composer require modmore/revolution-cache




You can read more about the PSR-6 Caching Interface Standard here.

A simple example of how you might use this adapter is as follows.

require_once '/path/to/vendor/autoload.php';

$pool = new \modmore\RevolutionCache\Pool($modx);

// Do some cache stuff
$item = $pool->getItem('my_value');
if ($item->isHit()) {
    echo 'Your number is ' . $item->get() . ' and was loaded from cache.';
else {
    $value = mt_rand(1, 9999);
    if ($pool->save($item)) {
        echo 'Your number is ' . $value . ' and has been stored in the cache.';
    else {
        echo 'Your number is ' . $value . ' but could not be written to cache';

To use a partition other than default, you can specify it as the second option when creating the $pool instance:

$pool = new \modmore\RevolutionCache\Pool($modx, 'my_custom_partition');

The third $options property on the constructor can be used to specify xPDOCache options like the default expiry date, cache handler, and cache format, however it's recommended to configure this via MODX System Settings instead.


  • This caching implementation does not support deferred saving: $pool->saveDeferred() is identical to $pool->save() and $pool->commit() is always true.
  • This implementation does not support extensions to PSR-6 from the PHP-Cache project like tagging, namespaces or hierarchy.
  • This implementation does support something similar to namespaces from the PHP-Cache project, by supporting what in MODX are called Cache Partitions or Cache Providers. When creating the Pool instance, you provide the partition name as the second parameter. Different partitions may have their own defaults for expiration time, caching driver, and the format in which they are stored. These are typically configured in the MODX System Settings, but may also be passed in the third $options property of the constructor.
  • The modCacheManager supports cache key with directories (e.g. users/10/messages), however / is a reserved character with PSR-6, so you can not use those with this caching implementation. Instead you can use different partitions.


This implementation follows the PSR-6 spec as tested with the PSR-6 integration tests provided by the PHP-Cache project.

To run these tests, or to contribute to RevolutionCache:

  1. Install MODX
  2. Create a config.core.php file in the root of this project, pointing to the MODX core folder. There's an example in config.core.sample.php
  3. Make sure dependencies are installed with composer install
  4. Run phpunit from the project root.