A cache plugin generates static pages and improves the site page speed. The cached pages are stored in the memory. When a user makes a request, the process skips the PHP execution and the database requests and delivers the pages from the cache.
WP Super Cache Plugin installation:
- Go to WP-Admin area, open the Plugins -> Add new section. Press on the Upload Plugin
- Use the search bar to look for WP Super Cache and install the plugin.
WP Super Cache Plugin configuration:
To set up the plugin, you have to go to the 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:
- Caching On (Recommended)
Advanced – enable the following options:
- Enable caching. (Recommended)
- Caching delivery method. Simple.
- Don’t cache pages for known users. (Recommended)
- Compress pages, so they’re served more quickly to visitors. (Recommended)
- Cache rebuild. Serve a supercache file to anonymous users while a new file is being generated. (Recommended)
- 304 Not Modified browser caching. Indicate when a page has not been modified since last requested. (Recommended)
- 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
Set up the Preload like this:
- Refresh preloaded cache files every 0 minutes (0 to disable, minimum 30 minutes.)
- Preload all posts.