Support » Plugin: WP Super Cache » [Plugin: WP Super Cache] Suggestion for uninstall instructions

  • After being bitten by this on two sites in the past few days, I’d suggest adding the following to the uninstall instructions (other notes):

    – Flush your permalink cache.

    When you remove the .htaccess rules generated by WP Super Cache, all permalinks may stop working. Except for the home page (which makes it really easy to miss at first sight). Changing the permalink settings to something else and back to your previous setting (hit save each time) solves the problem instantly.

    Hope this helps, and thanks for this awesome plugin!

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  • Plugin Author Donncha O Caoimh


    hussong – you probably removed the WordPress rules as well as the Supercache ones. I’ll add a troubleshooting note to set the permalink again if problems occur, that’s a good idea.

    I’m pretty sure I removed the Supercache rules only (I remember double checking when I edited the files). Anyway, thanks for adding the troubleshooting note!


    If you are set to the default settings under 3.0, there are no rules installed in .htaccess. If the switch is re-writing rules, I suspect it’s only going to work if you switch between the “right” two things.

    Crazy stuff …


    I had it set to “Month and name” when it stopped working. Set it back to defaults and back again to “Month and name” and it worked again.

    Thanks hussong. You’ve been a great help, my site is working again 🙂

    Happy to hear that sharing my experience was helpful, vTz 🙂

    I ran into this problem too, it took me a while to find out that the following lines:

    RewriteEngine On
    RewriteBase /

    Were removed from the # BEGIN WordPress block, so all permalinks were failing consequently. Flushing permalinks did not fix it for me.

    wp-supercache should probably restore that on uninstall.

    How do I get rid of this plugin? The update has made it basically inoperable and don’t send me a long line of code because that’s not how I work.

    You can find step-by-step uninstallation instructions here:

    This would be helpful if it didn’t contain a long list of things that need to be done with code. You might as well be writing in Martian.

    Plugin Author Donncha O Caoimh


    So, which part are you having trouble with? Have you found your wp-config.php? It’s usually in the same directory that WordPress is installed in. Edit that like you would any other file on your server and remove the line that mentions WP_CACHE.

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