Support » Plugin: WP Super Cache » [Plugin: WP Super Cache] Page compression problem? Or what?

  • Resolved Joe Greenwood


    Hi Donncha … I was looking at your website and saw the link to ‘’ and tested it out on my site only to find that my blog is “BROKEN” .. uh-oh … so I checked it and sure enough, instead of my site, I see a bunch of what may be termed ‘gobbledy-gook’ … yikes!

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    So I turned off caching and reload my page, it looks okay … WHEW! I turn caching back on again and I’m returned with more gook … so I start looking at settings … ‘compress pages’ … hmmm … could that be it? I turn that off and see what happens. So far so good …

    I am using ‘Cloud Hosting’ at …. perhaps this is another of what is meant when in the plugin admin screen it says “Compression is disabled by default because some hosts have problems with compressed files” ..?

    Anyway i hope that was the problem … scared to take a lunch!

    Thanks again for all the help.

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  • Ahh, of course, I found the answer to this in the FAQ #21.

    “If you see garbage in your browser after enabling compression in the plugin, compression may already be enabled in your web server.”

    In my case I’ll opt to leave it at that for now.
    Thank you!



    I just published my first WordPress site and people are complaining it won’t show pages and is trying to download a file called downloaded.gz?
    Checked up and it has something to do with supercompression.
    How do I turn it off?

    Plugin Author Donncha O Caoimh


    On the advanced settings page of the plugin.

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