How to Clear Your Cache in WordPress

What is the cache and when do you need to clear it?

Caching solutions store a static version of your website. This allows WordPress to skip running the heavier PHP scripts and improves your website performance. There are many different types of caching solutions available. The most popular ones are WordPress caching plugins like WP Super Cache and W3 Total Cache.

These plugins offer an easy to use interface for controlling what to cache when to expire cached content and cleaning up cache on demand.

The purpose of caching is to speed up your website and improve the overall user experience. However, sometimes this causes you to not see the changes you make right away which can be frustrating. In that case, you will need to clear caches to see your changes.

 

Step 1. Clear your Browser Cache

First, you need to clear your web browser cache. Most web browsers can store static content like stylesheets, JavaScript, images from a website to make your subsequent visits faster. To clear the cache in Chrome you need to click on the menu icon and then select More Tools » Clear Browsing Data.

You have successfully cleared your browser cache, and you can now try visiting your website.

 

Step 2. Clear your Cache in your WordPress Caching Plugin

If you are using a WordPress caching plugin on your site, then you need to clear your plugin cache. Most caching plugins allow you to easily do that from the plugin’s settings page.

 

How to clear cache in WP Super Cache.

WP Super Cache is the most popular WordPress caching plugin. It allows you to clean or purge all cached content with a single click.

You need to visit Settings » WP Super Cache page and click on ‘Delete Cache’ button.

That’s all there is to it! WP Super Cache will now delete all of its cached files.

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