I am developing one widget in which I want current customer details. But I am not able to get these details on the homepage, catalog page, product page and other CMS pages.

I have found for this issue and it's because of Full Page Cache. I don't want to disable cache for the full page since it's a widget that customer can add it on any page and disable cache will affect website performance.

I just want to know if there is any solution through which I can keep the page cache untouched and get the customer details in my widget.

If there is any solution please let me know.

3 Answers 3


Becareful, do not use cacheable="false" because all your page will not be cachable by the FPC and so your store front will have performance issues.

As mention, try to use Ajax request and localstorage in order to load you data dynammicaly.

You can also try to use some Varnish ESI tags.

Official doc : http://devdocs.magento.com/guides/v2.2/extension-dev-guide/cache/page-caching.html

To sum up, follow this guide : http://devdocs.magento.com/guides/v2.2/extension-dev-guide/cache/page-caching/private-content.html


Modify Layout

You can disable cache for a block via xml but i think full page cache will get disabled on pages where this block exists.

<block class="Vendor\Module\Block\CustomBlock" name="custom.block" template="test.phtml" cacheable="false"/>


Modify Block Code

If you add the below code to your block class it should disable the static block caching for that block.

public function getCacheLifetime()
    return null;


Modify Construct

Adding this to the construct should also disable block from static block cache.

protected function _construct()
            'cache_lifetime' => false,
            'cache_tags' => array('CUSTOM_BLOCK'),

public function getCacheKeyInfo()
    return [];

Hole Punching with isScopePrivate

I'm not sure weather the last 2 options disable the blocks from the FPC however and some hole punching for this block may be needed. I read through here: https://inviqa.com/blog/how-full-page-cache-works-magento-2 which seems to suggest adding below code to construct:

public function __construct(Context $context) {
    $this->_isScopePrivate = true;

Setting isScopePrivate to true will create tags around the block and exclude from the fpc. This content is then automatically loaded over ajax from local storage.

  • last two options are not working. Commented Sep 21, 2017 at 8:16
  • May need to be holepunched? Check the isScopePrivate section
    – harri
    Commented Sep 21, 2017 at 8:18
  • isScopePrivate is now deprecated. I can't use it because it can cause issue to any of the client who will use this widget. Commented Sep 21, 2017 at 8:33

This is an old post, I thought my answer might help someone. For widget caching in M2 we can set a parameter of cache_lifetime. Something like this.

<parameter name="cache_lifetime" xsi:type="text" visible="true" sort_order="40">
    <label>Cache Lifetime (Seconds)</label>
    <description>86400 by default, if not set. To refresh instantly, clear the Blocks HTML Output cache.</description>

This will allow user to set cache lifetime from admin. 0 = no cache, 1 = 1 second cache etc.

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