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WP Super Cache

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

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116 reviews
Average Rating
4.2 out of 5 stars
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Didn't Work. And I can't delete it.
By , for WP 4.4.1

First, it's way too complicated. And it doesn't work. And now the shocking part - I have deactivated the plugin, but I cannot delete it. It perpetually shows server error.

Compression not working for me
By , for WP 4.4

Whatever I do with the settings compression is not working for me. Google pagespeed is shown 26 out of 100... Can't setup Leverage browser caching...

Messed up my after update to version 4.3 / 4.4
By ,

I have been a fan of WP Super Cache since 2008 and the plugin has been great.

But I think lately, the interference with my theme(s) is just too much. Every now and then, Super Cache is giving me problems.

I run a number of job websites: Jobs in Ghana, Jobs in Nigeria, Jobs in Kenya, Jobs in Tanzania.

Lately, caching for image files has not been working well at all.

So now, I'm using Total Cache.
I think total cache is more advanced and if only we can take time to go through the settings (which is not complex anyway), then it's a good bargain.

Update requires reconfiguration.
By , for WP 4.4

I am always afraid to update this plugin. Once upgraded, no assurance that it will work without changing settings. WTF is this!

It works, but has issues. No support response.
By , for WP 4.2.5

Preload stalls numerous times per day with no indication as to why. Support is not responsive for months. Along with the stalls I get emails that I cannot turn off. The Preload tab will not even let me turn off the preload or change any settings. Not an exciting situation.

Total deception for me
By , for WP 4.3.1

The plugin slowed down my site terribly and caused intermittent database connection errors all the time. It also slowed down access to dashboard
The site went from a 99.99% uptime to 70.1% after installing the plugin.

A real bulls#it, one of the worst plugins I have ever seen

Hardcoded paths inside PHP files
By , for WP 4.3.1

The developers of this plugin are obviously incompetent and really bad coders. This plugin have hard coded paths in the php files AND database. I didn't encounter this in any other plugin till know. All of the websites' cache config files and DB should be edited after a migration in order to work properly or to work at all. You can imagine what that means if you need to fix 30+ websites!!! The plugin shows errors before that about the paths and can't be accesses via wp-admin. The only solution is to fix their bad written plugin manually! The issue is in the following files:

wp-content/advanced-cache.php
wp-content/wp-cache-config.php

The hardcoded paths in the DB are located in wp-options. Just search for them.

DO NOT USE THIS PLUGIN. W3 TOTAL CACHE IS MUCH BETTER OPTION!

Custom URL/Permalink Structure
By , for WP 4.3.1

Could not even use this plugin because I got this error up front: A custom url or permalink structure is required for this plugin to work correctly. Please go to the Permalinks Options Page to configure your permalinks.

WHY???

Good, but lack of support from developers
By , for WP 4.3.1

Switched to WP Super Cache from W3 Total Cache about half a year ago. I really like that the plugin is really easy to set up and performance is very good.

With current version (1.4.6) the cache rebuild system seems to be broken as the root index.html is deleted unpredictably. Issue is ongoing for two weeks now without any input from one the plugin authors. That's the reason for the one star.

Broke my site
By , for WP 4.3.1

Last update broke my site. I had to restore one of my backups to make my site work again. And I got no help from support. They just ignored my request for help.

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