What does this add-on do?
- Compatible XF Versions:
One of the most common annoyances of XenForo (there aren't many of them) is the blank pages that appear when you are installing or upgrading an add-on while the template cache is being rebuilt.
This add-on provides one solution to this problem. It copies all of the templates out of the database while the cache rebuilder is running so that the site can continue running as normal.
This does make the process take a bit longer, but the important thing is that there is no noticeable downtime on the front end of your site. If you are worried about the process taking a longer or your members enjoy that "white screen feeling" that indicates new goodies are on their way, you might want to consider an alternative solution such as [WMTech] Maintenance Screen PRO Edition / Lite Edition.
Unlike the above add-on, this add-on will not work for a 'Rebuild Master Data' request.
It should also be noted that there is a very small chance of an error appearing if an upgraded add-on is not backwards compatible with an old template that has not yet been rebuilt (although this would be the case anyway while phrases are being rebuilt, even without this add-on). If you think this may be the case for a particular add-on, you can easily disable this add-on or temporarily close the site and provide a useful notice while you upgrade that specific add-on.
This add-on does not currently prevent the downtime in the Admin Control Panel while admin templates are being rebuilt.