Guide on How to Install and Configure WP Super Cache Plugin for Beginners

WP Super Cache Plugin generates static pages and improves your website loading speed or page speed. The cached pages or files are stored in the memory or temporary storage location on your computer. When a user or visitor makes a request, the process bypass or skips the PHP execution and the database requests and then delivers the pages from the cache website files to the user quickly upon request; Therefore we have compiled How to Install and Configure WP Super Cache Plugin properly.

How to Install and Configure WP Super Cache Plugin Properly

Step 1: How to Install and Activate WP Super Cache Plugin

First thing you need to do is plugin installation and activation. See our guide on How to Install WordPress Plugins – Beginners Guide

  1. Go to WP-Admin area, Click Plugins -> Click Add New. Click Upload Plugin -> Locate & select the plugin from your PC, let it install and Click Activate
  2. Use the search bar to look for WP Super Cache and Install the plugin then activate.
How to Install and Configure WP Super Cache Plugin for Beginners
How to Install and Configure WP Super Cache

Step 2: How to Configure WP Super Cache Plugin Properly

To set up or configure WP Super Cache Plugin; Go to your wp-admin area or dashboard and open the plugin settings or configuration pane.

Hover on Setting->WP Super Cache.

We tested and still using this plugin on some of our site and our clients, and we recommend the following or given configuration

Easy Tab Configuration

  • Caching On (Recommended)

To enable Caching, Go to Settings > WP Super Cache > Easy Tab > Check or Click Caching on the Click Update Status Button as shown below

How to Install and Configure WP Super Cache Plugin for Beginners - Enable Caching
How to Install and Configure WP Super Cache – Caching Settings

Advanced Tab Configuration – Enable or Activate the Following Options:

To enable Advanced Options, Go to Settings > WP Super Cache > Advanced Tab > Check or Click the following recommended settings and Click Update Status Button as shown below

Page Caching Settings:

  • Caching: Enable Caching.
  • Cache Delivery Method: Simple (Recommended).
How to Install and Configure WP Super Cache Plugin for Beginners - Enable Caching and Cache Delivery Method
How to Install and Configure WP Super Cache – Enable Caching

Miscellaneous Settings:

  • Disable caching for logged-in visitors. (Recommended)
  • Compress pages so they are served very quickly to visitors. (Recommended)

Some hosting providers or hosts got some issues or problems with compressed files hence compression is been disabled by default. Switching it on and off clears the cache.

  • Cache rebuild. Serve a super cache file to anonymous or unknown users while a new file is being generated in the cache memory. (Recommended)
  • 304 Browser caching. Improves site performance by checking if the page has changed since the browser last requested it. (Recommended)

Advanced Settings:

  • Mobile device support. (External plugin or theme required. See the FAQ for further details.)
  • Clear all cached files when a post or page is updated and published.
  • Only refresh the current page when comments made.
  • List all the newest cached pages on the Advanced Settings Tab or Page.

Expiry Time & Garbage Collection:

  • Cache Timeout: 0 seconds (How long should cached pages remain fresh? Set to 0 to disable garbage collection. A good starting point is 3600 seconds.)
  • Timer 600 seconds (Check for stale cached files every interval seconds.)
  • Clock: 00:00 HH: MM (Check for stale cached files at this time (UTC) or starting at this time every interval below.)
  • Interval: Once Daily
How to Install and Configure WP Super Cache Plugin for Beginners - Expiry Time & Garbage Collection
How to Install and Configure WP Super Cache – Expiry Time & Garbage Collection

Set up the Preload like this:

  • Refresh preloaded cached files for every 0 minutes (0 to disable, minimum 30 minutes.)
How to Install and Configure WP Super Cache Plugin for Beginners - Preload Settings
How to Install and Configure WP Super Cache – WP Super Cache Settings Tab
  • Preload all posts.

We hope this guide on How to Install and Configure WP Super Cache Plugin for Beginners helped you to setup and configure WP Super Cache on your WordPress website or WordPress blog. But in the event that you need to choose another Caching plugin, see our comparison of the 6 Best WordPress Caching Plugins to Speed Up Your Website.

Don`t forget to follow WordPress best security practices for your blog or website; See the 6 Best WordPress Security Plugins Compared.

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