CacheControl is an easy to use plugin where you can define on what pages and components caching should be turned off. This can help if you are using extensions that have trouble with the Joomla! cache.
The definitions are straight forward and simple. You just setup the url parameters for each rule and if they match, caching will be turned off for anything that is called with these parameters.
Example rules for com_content (each line is a separate rule that will fire upon match):
The first rule will prevent caching for the whole com_content extension, while the 2nd rule will prevent caching for a specific article. The 3rd rule will prevent caching for all article details (because of the ?).
Keep in mind that the above rules need to be written in parameter form, even if there is SEF enabled. This means you will need to know the parameters an extension accepts!