Cache plugin – install and configure

Guide on how to install and configure the cache plugin

A cache plugin generates static pages and improves the site pagespeed. The cached pages are stored in the memory and when a user makes a request the pages are delivered from the cache. By this the php execution and the database requests are skipped.

Plugin installation:

  1. Go to wp-admin area, open the Plugins -> Add new section. Press on the Upload Plugin
  2. Use the search bar to look for WP Super Cache and install the plugin.

install wp cache plugin

Plugin configuration:

To set the plugin you have to go to wp-admin area and open the plugin settings pane, it’s located in Setting->WP Super Cache. We tested this plugin and we recommend the following configuration:

Easy

  • Caching On (Recommended)

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Advanced – enable the following options:

Caching:

  • Cache hits to this website for quick access. (Recommended)
  • Use PHP to serve cache files.

Miscellaneous:

  • Compress pages so they’re served more quickly to visitors. (Recommended)
  • 304 Not Modified browser caching. Indicate when a page has not been modified since last requested. (Recommended)
  • Don’t cache pages for known users. (Recommended)
  • Cache rebuild. Serve a supercache file to anonymous users while a new file is being generated. (Recommended)

Advanced:

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

Expiry Time & Garbage Collection:

  • Cache Timeout: 0 seconds
  • Clock: 00:00 HH:MM
  • Interval: Once Daily

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Preload is set like this:

  • Refresh preloaded cache files every 0 minutes (0 to disable, minimum 30 minutes.)
  • Preload all posts.

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