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WP Super Cache

A very fast caching engine for WordPress that produces static html files.

11 reviews
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4 stars
4.2 out of 5 stars
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3 stars
Suppose it works, but has some really annoying glitches
By , for WP 3.9.1

I guess it speeded my site for sure, but some of my NONLOGGED visitors sent me screenshots of admin bar showing on the public site and it showed it is logged as me!??!?? Not that they can do anything else beyond that point but this is embarrassing, the least.

3 stars
excellent plugin
By , for WP 3.9.1

thank you very much, excellent plugin

3 stars
Not for newbies
By ,

This seems to work, but if I hadn't had access to detailed directions for setting it up, I wouldn't have had a clue what to do with this. It's intimidating to set up.

The rating would have been 5 stars, except for the intimidation factor hehe

3 stars
all cached files are deleted on new posts
By , for WP 3.8.1

I installed the plugin and enabled mod_rewrite caching. Cached version of pages will be created and delivered in the future, speeding up the site.

But, on every new or updated post all(!) the files in the cache directory are deleted (with pre-cache enabled) or renamed to *.needs-rebuild (without pre-cache).
The "Clear all cache files..." option is disabled, of course.

3 stars
Fast but Finicky
By ,

THE BAD:

Frequently crashes one of my sites with the white screen of death, and also screws up the appearance of the admin panel.

THE GOOD:

Makes my site ridiculously faster.

Here are some page load time stats.
(in seconds, measured by http://tools.pingdom.com/fpt/)

Before Super Cache:
2.37
2.39
2.40
1.47
2.41
2.41
2.35
2.43
1.40
2.56
2.55
2.47

After enabling Super Cache, in fresh-out-of-the-box/default mode:
2.52
0.775
0.826
0.829
0.849
0.850
0.809
0.885
0.870
0.939

Like I said, really fast, but annoying that it's buggy.

3 stars
Works, but caused side effects
By , for WP 3.5.2

The caching seemed to work reasonably well, but the conflicts with PHP's APC and frequent encoding errors forced me to replace it with W3 Total Cache.

I tried proposed fixes that required updates to PHP.ini

apc.filters = wp-cache-config
apc.filters = wp-cache-base
apc.include_once_override = 0

Which corrected all of the Fatal Zend errors, but I was still getting an encoding error on every 10th page load or so.

After deleting the plugin, those went away as well. Since I found numerous complaints on the web about these two problems, I just decided to delete the plugin and try another.

3 stars
THANK YOU-but few overlooked items
By , for WP 3.5.1

This plugin is a perfect example why I support open source software. Even when I code something, I make it open source.

THANK YOU guys. There are a lot of customization option advanced users like us.

EDIT: There should be link to "Clear Cache" on the Admin main menu. Specially for students like me who experiments a lot with code. It takes so much effort to just to clear it each and every time I edit something!

3 stars
WP Super Cache
By , for WP 3.5.1

While I have been enjoying the plugin. We've run into some, bugs and the plugin authors have not been accessible.

I don't find that there's a lot of people who can offer help with this plugin.

We've been waiting days in the forums for responses to rather mundane questions, without any response. If this continues, we may just find another answer.

3 stars
has improve site speed, but needed to change plugins a bit
By , for WP 3.4.2

this helped my sites speed a lot, but i had to tweak too many of my plugins to get it to work fully with everything, so in the end i uninstalled it. but it's clear it is great so i would recommend to others as long as you test it with your plugins first

3 stars
useful
By , for WP 3.4.2

Super cache is a good plugin but i think W3 total Cache is better.

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