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WP Super Cache

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


91 reviews
Average Rating
4.2 out of 5 stars
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Trashed my site - avoid at all costs
By , for WP 4.1.1

Plugin came bundled with WordPress
Managed to screw up my site.
As a newbie I turned to my host, Hostgator who were fantastic and sorted me out.
Looking at some of the other reviews WordPress should disassociate from this plugin

Trashed my sites
By , for WP 4.1.1

Trashed two of my sites and was having all kinds of problems. Still haven't fixed the fatal errors..

Crippled my websites
By , for WP 4.1.1

This plug-in auto-updated and crippled all of my WP sites. Had to manually alter wp config files to get back into admin panels.

This is unacceptable.

Broke Over 10+ Of My Websites Instantly
By , for WP 4.1.1

Today this plugin auto-updated itself, and ruined over 10+ of my websites, and I lost one client who said I wasn't professional because my MAIN website that represents me as a website developer ... was BROKEN.

This was totally unprofessional. I don't want WP-SuperCache to auto-update itself. I want to be able to choose when to update it. I can never trust this plugin for caching again. This has happened numerous times, and I am DONE with it.

For a truly professional caching combination, I recommend W3 TOTAL CACHE:

in combination with Cloudflare (free with HostGator). This is the worldwide redunancy CDN that Amazon and Apple use, among other huge companies.

Broke my site- 0 stars- BEWARE
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Went in to edit my wp site today and found out that this plugin broke my site. Spent hours trying to fix.


Base64 code
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Exploit scanner detected base64 code. I want to know whether its necessary code included intentionally.

If you get a blank screen
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If you get a blank screen don't panic.

(I'm on Godaddy, go to file manager on GoDaddy, look for wp-config.php file through your host file manager. Search for "WP_CACHE" and add // to line 19 (should look like this

//define('WP_CACHE', true); //Added by WP-Cache Manager

Don't install this plugin, it will break your site
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It's a nightmare to install this plugin to my site. After I activated, my site was broken, shown blank on all of my page, even my WordPress admin page. This plugin change a lot of your database files and you will have a lot of trouble to get your site back if you are not familiar with coding like me. If you don't believe, go to their support forum to check yourself that how many people had this problem.

why, oh why?
By , for WP 4.1

well, I did it again. Uninstalled the plugin to check why my site was actually slowing down when I moved from another caching plugin only to find that my site is now broken and displays nothing but: define('WP_CACHE', true); //Added by WP-Cache Manager define( 'WPCACHEHOME', '/home/con...." across the top.

I suggest you ONLY install this plugin if you have read and are comfortable with the following: https://wordpress.org/plugins/wp-super-cache/other_notes/

Personally, there's too much risk involved in this for a non-programmer, so I would use a different one.

Have already had to waste several hours trying to fix my site. This kinda stuff is so aggravating!

Broke My Site BADLY
By , for WP 4.1

In addition to not noticing any difference, this ended up breaking my site and costed me an entire day to fix.

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