WP Super Cache

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Site speed and optimization are important to everyone, so we wanted to inform you about a very useful plugin for WordPress that will help to optimize WordPress to cut down on load time and speed up delivery of your webpages. The WordPress plugin is called WP Super Cache and we highly encourage adding this plugin for any WordPress blog. We have tested several of the available caching plugins with the WP Super Cache plugin showing the best results for those we've tried.

This plugin generates static HTML files from your dynamic WordPress blog. After a HTML file is generated your webserver will serve that file instead of processing the comparatively heavier WordPress PHP scripts.

NEW! Please see our Youtube Video tutorial for WP Super Cache here along with many other great tutorials:

To see details on the benefits of WP Super Cache, please visit:

To download WP Super Cache plugin, the latest available version can be obtained at this spot:

Finally, to install the plugin, the installation instructions are at the following location:

Installation of WP Super Cache

Log into your WordPress site as Admin. Now click on the Plug-in link in the left menu, then click the Add New button.

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In the search box type in 'super cache' and click the Search button.

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Find the listing for WP Super Cache and click the Install Now link. A pop-up box will ask for confirmation to install the plug-in, click OK.

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After the install finishes, click the link to Activate the Plugin.

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Note: For WP Super Cache to work properly you will first have to set up Permalinks. On the left menu, under Settings, click the link for Permalinks. Select the type of Permalink you would like to use, or feel free to make your own custom one. The Default setting will not work with WP Super Cache.

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At the top of the page you will see a yellow box stating the plug-in was activated, and above that a red warning indicating that WP Super Cache is disabled. Click the plugin admin page link.

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First click the box to enable Caching, then select the option to use mod_rewrite.

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Scroll down to the Miscellaneous section and click the box to compress pages.

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Click the blue button to Update Status>>.

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You may see a warning at the top of the page indicating that the Rewrite rules need to be updated.

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Scroll down to the Mod Rewrite Rules, you will see some code in a yellow box. Keep scrolling down and then click on the link to update the rewrite rules.

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After a few seconds the box should turn green, with Mod Rewrite rules updated! at the top.

Scroll up and click the blue button Update Status>> again to clear the warning.

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You are all set! To verify WP Super Cache is working properly, go to your WordPress Blog, click the button to refresh the page (or press F5), and view the source code (in FireFox this is under View > Page Source). Scroll to the very bottom and you should see this entry:

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