A cache plugin serves static contents to the visitor which improves page load speed. There are so many cache plugins available in the WordPress plugin directory. WP Super Cache plugin is the best option for beginners. This plugin is developed by the team Automattic.
This plugin stores cached pages in the memory. When a user makes a request the pages are delivered from the cache. Here in this guide, you will learn about the best settings for the WP Super Cache plugin to speed up your WordPress site.
How to install WP Super Cache?
- Log in to the WordPress Admin area of your blog.
- Then Click plugins from the left-hand side navigation.
- Click Add new and search for “WP Super Cache” in the search bar on the right-hand side of the screen.
- Now Click on Install Now
WP Super Cache Settings
To configure this plugin go to Dashboard > Settings >> WP Super Cache
Caching on (Recommended)
- Enable Caching.
Cache Delivery Method
- Simple (Recommended)
- Don’t cache pages for known users. (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 Not Modified browser caching. Indicate when a page has not been modified since last requested. (Recommended)
- Mobile device support. (External plugin or theme required. See the FAQ for further details.)
- Clear all cache files when a post or page is published or updated.
- Only refresh the current page when comments made.
- List the newest cached pages on this page.
Expiry Time & Garbage Collection
- Cache Timeout: 0 seconds
- Clock: 00:00 HH:MM
- Interval: Once Daily
No need to make any changes in CDN, Contents, Preloads, Plugin sections.
So this is all about WP Super cache, use these settings to get better performance out of it. Also, check the Most essential plugins for WordPress blog.