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How to Clear WordPress Cache

Introduction

Are you trying to change something for WordPress blog but changes don’t apply? For example, you just added a new image, edited your theme or fixed a typo in a blog post but cannot see the changes on the front-end?

There is a great chance this issue is caused by WordPress caching plugins.

These plugins decrease website loading time by generating server side cache of the WordPress blog. However, sometimes serving cached copy of the website can cause inconvenience, especially if you want to apply changes for your blog.

In this tutorial you will learn how to clear WordPress cache on 3 most popular WordPress caching plugins.

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What you’ll need

Before you begin this guide you’ll need the following:

Option 1 – Clearing Cache on WP Super Cache

WordPress Super Cache is one of the most popular caching plugins used by more than 1 million WordPress users. Follow these steps in order to clear cache on WP Super Cache:

  1. Access WordPress Administrator Dashboard.
  2. Navigate to Settings and press WP Super Cache button.
    WordPress Super Cache
  3. Press Delete Cache button which is located under Delete Cached Pages.
    WordPress Super Cache Delete Button

That’s it, you successfully deleted cached pages.

Option 2 – Deleting Cache on W3 Total Cache

W3 Total Cache is known for its customization and variety of different settings. Some popular blogs like Mashable are using this caching plugin. In order to clear cache on W3 Total Cache, follow these steps:

  1. Access WordPress administrator dashboard.
  2. Press on Performance and hit Dashboard button.
    W3 Total Cache
  3. Hit empty all caches button which is located at the top of the page.
    W3 Total Cache

Great, you just successfully cleared cache generated by W3 Total Cache plugin.

Option 3 – Clearing Cache on WP Fastest Cache

WP Fastest Cache is simple and easy to use caching plugin. Follow steps below in order to clear cache on WP Fastest Cache:

  1. Login to your WordPress administrator dashboard.
  2. Access WP Fastest Cache settings page.
    WP Fastest Cache
  3. Select Delete Cache tab and hit Delete Cache button.
    WP Fastest Cache

That’s it, you successfully deleted cached files.

Summary

WordPress caching plugins is a great way to speed up WordPress site. However, an outdated cache can cause inconvenience for you and your visitors. By finishing this tutorial you have learned how to clear WordPress cache on 3 popular caching plugins. If you still cannot see the changes made for your WordPress blog, try deleting your browser cache as well.

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