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How To Clear WordPress Cache

If you made some changes to your website but you can’t see the content? Well then a solution would be to clear your WordPress cache. But what is cache? Why do you need it/remove it? Whenever you visit a website your web browser downloads content from the site like HTML, CSS, Javascript and images. This data is stored in your local storage as cache files which helps you to load the websites faster the next time you visit the site. This prevents your browser from downloading the content all over again which improves site performance.

01 Apr, 20 by Susith Nonis 3 min Read

Most Popular WorpdPress Plugins Used For Caching

There is also a possibility to set a time range to store the cache files. For example if you set the cache to be stored for 6 months the only after 6 months the data will be removed. But keeping cache files for a long time will prevent you from seeing the updated version of the sites. This is why you should remove the cache files as a user and as a site owner so that the content is always up to date.

There are many ways to remove the cache from your WordPress site but the most common way is through the cache plugins. In this tutorial we will take you through the 3 most common caching plugins used in WordPress. Note that there are many other plugins and the methodology is mostly similar to the ones mentioned here.

W3 Total Cache

W3 Total Cache

W3 total cache is famous for its bandwidth-saving feature and the freedom it has for customization. The following steps shows how you can remove the cache.

  • From your WordPress admin area go to Performance > Dashboard
  • Click on Empty all cache which is on top of the page

 deleting cache using W3 Total Cache plugin

WP Fastest Cache

W3 fastest cache

This is also one of the most common caching plugin used in WordPress. This plugin will automatically delete all cache files when you upload a new page or post but here is also how you can do it manually.

  • Go to WP Fastest Cache and select the Delete Cache tab
  • Press the Delete Cache button

WP Fastest Cache deleting cache

WP Super Cache

This is also very popular and it has a wide array of caching features including but not limited to cache schedulers and cache compression. To clear cache use the following steps:

  • From your WordPress dashboard go to Settings > WP Super Cache
  • Press Delete Cache located under the Delete Cached Pages

WP Super cache deleting cache

Caching is a really good way to improve the sites performances however, an outdated cache file will you and your visitors from seeing the updated version of the website. Now we know how to remove cache from your WordPress site using three of the most famous caching plugins. If for some reason it won’t work try deleting your browsing cache also.

Susith Nonis

I'm fascinated by the IT world and how the 1's and 0's work. While I veture into the world of Technology I try to share what I know in the simplest way possible. Not a fan of coffee, a sweet addict and a self accredited 'master chef'.