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If you are looking for an effective and popular WordPress caching plugin for your slow-running WordPress website, WP Super Cache can more than meet your website’s caching needs with its easy-to-use interface. WP Super Cache provides a good user experience to your visitors by making your site load faster and helps improve your search engine ranking by improving your SEO.

In our guide, we’ll show you the best configuration needed to use WP Super Cache, setup, and configure your WordPress website’s WP Super Cache settings.

WP Super Cache Plugin Installation

Installing the WP Super Cache plugin is a very easy and simple step. Go to WordPress admin panel > Plugins > Add new, search by plugin name and then click on install button. You can also download and install it from the WP Super Cache page in the WordPress plugin store .

After installing the plugin, click the activate button. WP Super Cache is now ready to use.

WP Super Cache Plugin Settings:

WP Super Cache has a very easy interface and use. To start configuring the settings, select your plugin under the > Settings menu of your WordPress admin panel. Then follow the steps below:

1. Easy Settings

By default, the WP Super Cache plugin comes turned off. To activate the plugin, tick “ Caching On ” in the simple settings menu. After marking it as on, click on the “ Update Status ” button. Additionally on this menu you will find a button where you can clear the Cache whenever you want.


2. Advanced Settings

Review the steps below to configure the settings in the advanced settings menu.

Enable “Caching” in the Advanced menu first. Then select the “Simple” setting for the cache delivery method. The difference between Simple and Expert is that in simple mode the plugin uses PHP to serve cache files . In Expert mode it uses mod_rewrite to serve cached files .

In the Other section, make a preference for the cache restrictions according to your needs. You can check the first “Enable caching for all visitors” option to cache for all visitors.

Check the “Don’t cache pages with GET parameters” option to exclude pages with parameters from the cache.

For a good website optimization, mark the following sections as active;

  • Compress pages so they load faster.
  • Cache refresh. While a new cache file is created, visitors are shown the old one.
  • Mobile device support.
  • Extra homepage control.
  •  Only update the page when comments are made.

After completing the necessary markings, click the “Update Status” button to save the settings.


For automatic cache cleaning, you can use the “Timeout” section > Scheduler. For example, you can schedule the 23:45 cleaning service every evening.


Files to Accept & Addresses to Reject : From this menu you can exclude parts of WordPress that you don’t want included in caching.


3. CDN Settings

There are two ways to turn on CDN feature with WP Super Cache. First of all, by activating the CDN support through the built-in plugin settings, filling in the required fields according to your CDN service.

The second method is to activate the “Site Accelerator” function of the Jetpack plugin. This feature optimizes your images and stores your image files as well as your CSS and JS off-site.


4. Content Settings

As long as the “Timeout” settings in the Advanced menu are set correctly, you do not need to use this menu. However, if you haven’t activated the timeout feature for sites that haven’t been updated too much, you can clear the cache using this menu for manual cleaning.


5. Preload

The preload feature in WP Super Cache allows you to serve static files and a static website for all your pages. In this way, server resources can be protected and you can speed up your website.

You can leave it 0 if you don’t want your static files to expire unless you manually refresh the cache.


6. Plugins

If you are not using any of Bad Behavior, domain mapping, Jetpack mobile theme, WPTouch plugins, leave this section as “ Disabled ”. If you are using one of these plugins, set it to “ Enabled ”.


We have come to the end of our WP Super Cache settings configuration guide. If you are considering installing different WordPress caching plugins, you can check the following articles.

WP Rocket Settings and Installation (Comprehensive Guide)

W3 Total Cache Settings and Installation (Comprehensive Guide)

Contents and images of version 1.7.7 are used in this guide. We will constantly update our article with updated information when there are updates to the plugin interface and content.

If you have any questions about the use of WP Super Cache, you can send them to us by commenting. We look forward to helping you.

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