What is WP Super Cache?
WP super cache is one of the most downloaded and widely used cache plugin among the WordPress websites. At this time when I am writing this post, it has been downloaded 3,887,966 times. Such massive impressive figures are only possible if the product is really popular and worth trying or using.
What Does WP Super Cache Plugin Do?
In simple words – it makes your website load faster. This plugin generates static html pages for your all dynamic posts. Whenever, the visitors visit your website, they will be served static html pages rather than serving the dynamic files. Thus bypassing the complete database processing and therefore decreasing the page load time.
Install & Set Up WP Super Cache
Before installing this plugin, and configuring its settings, I recommend you to use SEO friendly permalinks. To use this plugin, install the plugin via built in plugin installer. Follow the below steps:
1). Login to your WordPress admin panel.
2). Navigate over to Plugins -> Add New
3). Type “WP super cache” into the search box.
4). Click Install.
5). After installing, Navigate over to the Plugins -> Installed Plugins. Click Activate to activate the plugin.
WP Super Cache Configuration
Properly configuring the WP super cache settings is really important for the correct functioning of the cache for your site. There are not many changes you need to do to configure the plugin except for some little things. Configure the settings of WP super cache by visiting settings -> WP super cache.
1). Click on Caching On and then Update Settings.
2). After this click on Test Cache to check if caching is working properly or not. The result screen should be like this below:
3). Click on Advanced Tab. Check the “Use mod_rewrite to serve Cache files. (Recommended)”. Click Update Status.
4). Leave all other options as intact. The plugin should work fine for your website. Your page load time should be less from now.