WP Super Cache can help optimize your WordPress website. WP Super Cache will enable your website to load faster and use less server resources. You can install WP Super Cache by first logging into your WordPress Dashboard.

  1. Once you have logged into your WordPress Dashboard, click on Plugins on the left menu pane. Then click Add New.
  2. Use the search box, and search for "super cache".
  3. After the search is finished, you can locate the plugin and click "Install Now"
  4. Once the plugin installation is complete, click on "activate Plugin"
  5. You will see a "red box" to remind you to enable WP Super Cache. click on the "Plugin Admin Page".
  6. Enable caching by clicking on the button next to "Caching On" and then click "Update Status"
  7. On the same screen as above, click on the "advanced" tab.
  8. Please select the "Use mod_rewrite to serve cache files" option and click "update status"
  9. Next you should receive this message below.
  10. Scroll down the page and you will will a large yellow box. Click on the button labeled "Update Mod_Rewrite Rules" at the bottom of the box. 
  11. Once you click the box in the above screenshot it will change to green and be labeled "Mod rewrite rules updated".

You have two different options to verify that WP Super Cache is installed correctly. The first way is to look at the source code of your website. The source code will show that the webpage was successfully cached. In most web browsers you can right click within the WordPress website and select "View Page Source". Look at the bottom of the page and you will see the following lines of code.


The second way to verify if super cache is working correctly and installed is checking the ,htaccess file. You can access the .htaccess file using a FTP client or through file manager in cPanel. In the same folder that contains your WordPress site, look for the .htaccess file and open it. In the .htaccess file you should see code similar to this.


Once you have confirmed that WP Super Cache is installed and functioning correctly, you're done!

Please check the next article on Optimizing WordPress with W3 Total Cache plugin. If you missed our previous article, please see the Plugins for Advertising tutorial. For more information on this course please visit Recommended Plugins.

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