Creating a new website with WordPress is an easy task. However, there are multiple things that you will have to do to maintain your WordPress site. If you are running a business website and popular blog, then you must always consider running cache on your WordPress site. It is one of the most important things that you wil
l have to do so you can improve things overall.
If you are not setting up a cache of your WordPress site, then it will create problems for you in the long run. First of all, if you have created a WordPress site, then you must consider securing it. Once you have secured it, you should consider ways to speed up your WordPress site.
After setting up the cache, you can easily improve the speed of your WordPress site and you will be able to get the desired outcome. There are multiple ways to set up cache on your WordPress site. One of the easiest ways to set up cache is using WP Super Cache. All you have to do is update your WordPress to the latest version and then download the plugin so you can get started with it.
Install WP Super Cache on your WordPress
When you are about to install WP Super Cache on your WordPress, you need to be sure that your WordPress is up to date. Installing WP Super Cache is easy like any other plugin. The first thing that you will have to do is to go to Dashboard > Plugins and search for the WP Super Cache plugin. You can easily install the plugin and then activate it by going to the Dashboard > Plugins. After activating the plugin, you can easily set up caching with WP Super Cache plugin.
However, you must follow few basic steps when you are setting up caching with WP Super Cache plugin. You can go to Dashboard > Settings > WP Super Cache, and there you will be able to find all the settings of the plugin. Once you are there, you will have to check all the setting tabs. You will have to move to the advanced settings tab of the plugin and you will be able to see three options including Caching, Miscellaneous, and Advanced.
When you are checking out the Advanced Settings tab, you will be able to see different checkboxes. These checkboxes will help you set up caching settings on your WordPress site. You can have a look at the image above to get the complete recommended settings for setting up caching. More importantly, you don’t have to worry about these settings as they work without any issues with most of the hosting environments.
You can check all the checkboxes and then update the status. After updating the status, you will be able to see a yellow box. You will be able to see the settings of your server’s .htaccess file. After that, you need to click the button, ‘Update Mod_Rewrite Rules’. If the .htaccess file is writable, it will turn green and it will overwrite the settings. Once you have completed the configuration, you can then move to the configurations of Preload tab.
After setting things up in Advanced Tab, you can visit the preload settings tab. You will be able to see multiple options there and you will have to configure the time interval between each cache refresh. Whenever you are setting up the time interval, you need to be sure that you are setting it according to the server’s environment and your basic requirements.
More importantly, you should know that it also depends on the type of hosting that you are using. If you are on a shared web hosting, then you should always set it to once a day. If you need to set it up for twice a day, then you should set it to 720 minutes between every cache refresh. For setting it up for once a day, you need to set it to 1440 minutes.
After setting it up, you can update settings and then click the button that says, ‘Preload Cache Now’. After clicking the button, you will have to wait for 10 minutes to move to the contents tab.
When you are checking the content settings, you will be able to see the pages that you have cached. All the data that you will see in this tab is related to the time interval that you have selected before. You can check out the option for ‘List all cached files’ and you will be able to see the list of all the cached files.
If you have set up everything nicely, you can always test it if it is working fine. You can reach back to the first tab which is ‘Easy’ in the WP Super Cache Settings. You can click the option of Test Cache to see if everything is working fine or not.
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