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WP Super Cache

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


72 reviews
Average Rating
4.3 out of 5 stars
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PLEASE avoid if you also have SimplePress
By , for WP 4.0

I just finished several days of total misery after registration suddenly stopped working on my site. I spent literally dozens of hours combing the web for information about what might be causing it, posting on every forum I could find, following every piece of advice I could dig up, and trying about a million different suggestions, most of them radically different from each other.

Then, I posted the problem on the SimplePress forum, followed their advice, and finally figured it out. WP super cache refuses to play nice with Simple Press. It's the only possible explanation; I tried literally every other imaginable option. After deleting WPSC, the problem was solved.

I hope that somebody else reads this and maybe avoids the miserable experience I went through. Not every plugin that sounds good actually IS good!

This plugin caused my site to display blank pages.
By , for WP 4.0

This plugin caused my site to display blank pages on all devices. If anybody needs the solution to this problem, you have to use either your FTP or hosting panel to delete/rename the plugin.

Increases load instead of slashing it
By , for WP 3.9.2

I must say I did a huge mistake installing this stupid plugin on my website. It simply corrupted some php files resulting into consistent increase in load on server.

Crashing my website when trying to Delete the plugin
By , for WP 3.9.2

I've tried several hosts and get the same issue -- when deleting the plugin it completely crashes the website.

No cure known.


404 errors all over!
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After installing this and running it with default settings my website just stopped working, every link on the homepage generates server 404 errors now, I turned off all settings and disabled the plugin and the problem persisted. I didn't know what to do and had to start from scratch! Forget about this, it's not ready for implementation yet and the author should be WAY MORE forthcoming about that…I'm really irritated that a plugin could wreak so much havoc on my wordpress site. FAIL!

I never review plugins but this one inspired me to create an account for the sole purpose of sharing this with all of you. Instead of saving myself time I know get to spend the rest of the day reloading my site onto my server, great.

Caused internal server errors on VPS
By , for WP 3.9.2

Plugin is very easy to set up, much more simple than W3 total cache.. however every few minutes I would get 500 internal server errors and have to reboot the server

deactivating the plugin was the fix.

I have used the plugin before on a shared server (hostgator) and it seemed to work quite well but for whatever reason, underwatever settings it doesn't work on my VPS.

Caused White Screen of Death and lost me many sales!
By , for WP 3.9.2

For the past 4 months I have been running wp super cache.
I started to see my e-commerce store crash over and over again, many customers were halfway through purchasing a product when the site crashed on them. I have had calls with my hosting company and ISP to try and resolve this but never resolved.

By de-activating all of my plugins and reactivating them one by one I found that WP Super Cache was definitely the issue.

I have lost over £500 in sales due to this error and potentially much more from visitors that hit the error before purchasing.


WordPress 3.9.2 white error
By , for WP 3.9.2

WordPress'in 3.9.2 sürümüne yükselttim ve bu uygulamayıda sonradan güncelledim ve hem yönetim paneli hemde sitenin kendisi beyaz sayfa hastası aldım. Çözüm olarak admin paneli dosyalarını yeniledim ve hemen eklentiyi pasif yaptım bu eklenti Wordress 3.9.2 sürümünde siteyi bozuyor.

This plugin screwed up my page one too many times/gets the axe
By , for WP 3.9.1

On first use it was awful in other browsers because it was caching all the old errors I'd already fixed and the css was looking wretched.

Then periodically something would go wrong, like today where the website was constantly down... not able to cache the plugin: "cyclone slider" - it spewed out the css page rather than the website, with this error on the bottom:
<!-- Page not cached by WP Super Cache. No closing HTML tag. Check your theme. -->

SO! Does that mean you have to screw up the entire f'in website!

Bugs abound. go away. run away from this awful plugin.

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it cache my captcha pic.

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