How to Configure WP Super Cache Plugin – Easy Guide

In our article Essential WordPress Plugins to Install on your WordPress, WP Super Cache is the Caching plugin on that list.

WP Super Cache is one of the best most used and recommended caching plugin in line with the likes of W3 Total Cache, Fastest Cache, Wp Rocket, and so much more caching plugins.

Today I will show you the best WP Super Cache settings for your website.

Just before we get into that…

Why you need WP Super Cache plugin?

Looking to optimize your WordPress website for speed and SEO? Using a caching plugin is a step towards that direction.

Caching plugins help to save server execution time and reduce the overall load time of a page, thus making the webpages load fast and reduce work on the server.

WP Super Cache Plugin is a plugin that generates static HTML files from your dynamic WordPress blog. After an HTML file is generated, your webserver will serve that file instead of processing the comparatively more massive and more expensive WordPress PHP scripts.

If you use a shared Hosting that has so many limitations, you need a lightweight caching plugin that is easy to configure and doesn’t put more workload on the server.

Best WP Super cache Plugin Settings: 2020

Let’s get right to it;

The WP Super Cahace Plugin can be installed from the WordPress dashboard or You can click here to download the plugin.

Once Installed, from the WordPress dashboard navigate to Settings and select WP Super cache ( Settings > WP Super Cache).
From here put on the Caching: Easy > Caching On (Recommended) > Update Status
WP Super Cache Setting
After that is done Proceed to the Advanced Column and make these Selections as shown in the image below

Advanced Options:

  • Caching Enable Caching
  • Cache Delivery Method Simple (Recommended)
  • Disable caching for logged-in visitors. (Recommended)
  • Compress pages so they’re served more quickly to visitors. (Recommended)
  • Cache rebuild. Serve a supercache file to anonymous users while a new file is being generated. (Recommended)
  • 304 Browser caching. Improves site performance by checking if the page has changed since the browser last requested it. (Recommended)
  • Mobile device support.
  • Clear all cache files when a post or page is published or updated.
  • Extra homepage checks. (Very occasionally stops homepage caching) (Recommended)

Click On “Update Status” after the selections have been made.

On the same page, scroll down to “Expiry Time & Garbage Collection” and make these changes to it, follow the image below to set this correctly.

After the changes have been made, make sure to select “Change Expiration”

Now we go over to the “Preload” Column to set the preload options.

Preload Options:

NOTE: This Section is crucial if you have lots of content on your website, and you make use shared hosting.


  • Refresh preloaded cache file to 0
  • Select Preload mode (garbage collection disabled. Recommended.)
  • Select “Save Settings”

That is all.

Which cache plugin are you using?

Have you used WP Super Cache?

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