Just to clarify, I have a locked down account ( anchors aren't even
enabled! ) on a campus system.  I want to know whether there is a way to
selectively not cache a specific content area.

In this case, I want to display library hours and announcements.  Library
hours are sometimes changed for holidays, and I don't want a weeks old
cache to result in a patron getting wrong information.  I want to know
whether it is possible to set it up so that the main content area of pages
is not cached while menus and repetitive items are, or, alternatively,
whether it is possible to selectively disable caching from specific pages
so I can request this for pages that change frequently.  I want to know how
to do either of these, so I can do a proof of concept on a smaller
Wordpress install which I can configure, then send to main campus a request
for it and general instructions on how to do it.

What is most useful for me is very general conceptual directions on how to
force certain pages to refresh within a CMS, and a sanity check as to
whether it is possible to force a refresh for only certain content areas on
a page with several content areas.

My feeling is that it would be possible to force a refresh of certain
pages, but that needs to be done from the html header.  My feeling is that
it's not possible to force a refresh for specific content areas only, but
if anyone knows conceptually how to do this, then I would love to be
pleasantly surprised.

-Wilhelmina Randtke

On Tue, May 28, 2013 at 4:30 PM, Wilhelmina Randtke <[log in to unmask]>wrote:

> In a Wordpress site, is there a way to allow site-wide caching, but force
> certain areas of a page to reload on each visit?
> For example, if  on a specific page there is a huge navigational menu that
> never changes, a map that rarely changes, and hours of operation which
> change frequently (as often as holidays), is there a way to force only the
> hours of operation to reload when a person revisits the page?
> -Wilhelmina Randtke