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The SuperCacher Plugin for WordPress (SG CachePress) Just Got an Update

Those of you who are using our caching system, the SuperCacher, to boost the speed of their WordPress sites have probably already noticed that we've released an update for the plugin. Although we regularly maintain the extension and keep it up-to-date, this update adds some features with new and useful functionality. They can help you manage better your site.

Notification for New Users

Since the SiteGround CachePress plugin acts as a connector for our SuperCacher service, we decided to alert our customers in case the Dynamic Cache is not working for their site. Since the caching is activated by default in the plugin settings page, usually all you have to do is enable it from the other end as well, the SuperCacher page in your cPanel.  We've added a check that tests your index page upon plugin activation and notifies you if your index is not cached. Hopefully, this friendly reminder will help our users to get used to the system faster when they start new projects.

The Ability to Test Your URLs

In addition to the check upon activation, we've added another option to the settings page of the plugin in the "Dynamic Cache Status" section. There you can check whether a page from your site is being correctly cached or not. In some cases, you want to be really sure that certain URLs are left out of the cache - profile pages, checkout pages, etc. We already have available the "Exclude URLs From Dynamic Caching" functionality allowing you to do this in a quick and easy manner. But now you can actually do a test in one click and make sure that a checkout page is really 100% dynamic.

Hristo Pandjarov: Enthusiastic about all Open Source applications you can think of, but mostly about WordPress. Add a pinch of love for web design, new technologies, search engine optimisation and you are pretty much there!

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  • Boss I have activated the dynamic cacheing and still testing it in the admin areas says "Satus: Not Cached" What did I do wrong?

    • Please, post a ticket in your Help Desk, my colleagues will happily assist you with that!

  • I have a problem with the home page not indicate an updated cart value. If a customer adds an item to the cart and then returns to the home page or other pages, the home page still shows zero Cart (0). If I force refresh on the page, the cart item count goes to the correct number. Is this related to dynamic caching?

    • It depends on the plugin you're using. The best way to approach this would be to post a ticket in your Help Desk. Our support team will take a look into it and give you more details about the particular case.

  • Hi

    I have a Problem. Revolution slider disappears with Caching.
    (I am Using Revolution Slider and Its getting disappeared after some minutes when dynamic caching is turned ON.)

    So Let me know that, Can I Exclude Slider in Home page from Caching?.

    • Hello, Irfan.

      You can exclude the home page from the full page caching. In order to do this open the SuperCacher settings page and simply add "/" to the exclude list. If you need help post a support ticket and we'll be happy to do this for you.

  • I am getting this error: CAN'T GET HEADERS on Test URL button. Being told that it is because the entire DNS is not pointing to siteground, only the www is. Confirm?

    • Hello, Anup. This specific error message is displayed when the plugin is not able to connect to the domain name and obtain the HTTP headers. We might be able to resolve this issue - please post a support ticket and ask the ticket to be escalated to one of our supervisors.

  • HI Hristo,
    i'm a siteground newbie coming from another host, i was questioning myself if make sense to install supercacher + w3 (or other web cacher) in order to made fewer request and so on...

    • You can use other plugins for things like JS and CSS minification and combination, HTML optimization, etc but for caching, the SuperCacher is far faster than any plugin.

  • The W3 Total Cache plugin has options to enable page cache, database cache, object cache, and browser cache. If I have the SuperCacher static cache enabled, does it take care of all of those options above? Can I disable page, database, object and browser cache in W3T?
    Thanks.

    • We don't delete any W3TC caching. I would recommend that you disable all caching options in W3TC and use only SG Optimizer plugin plus the dynamic caching enabled in the SuperCacher tool in cPanel.

  • When I went to the SuperCacher tool in cPanel, none of my websites were listed under Dynamic Cache so I clicked the "Add Application" and added my website url.

    However, when I look at the tutorial, I see the screenshots lists installation urls as "mysite.com/wordpress" whereas I just listed my sites as mysite.com without the wordpress designation on the end. Does that matter?

    • If your app is main for the domain, just leave the field empty. If it's installed in a folder, type it in after the domain.

  • Hi
    Have super cache optimized along with php adjustment. What is BEST to use for JS and CSS minification. There's a few out there... opinions?
    Thanks
    Howard

    • In my opinion, the best free solution is Autoptimize. WP Rocket does a great job too but it's a paid plugin. You can't go wrong with either.

      • Hristo,

        How would you best setup Siteground caching together with WP rocket ?

        The only thing I can find is other people showing their WP rocket settings but what caching they enabled on Siteground C panel.

        In addition this post almost suggests to turn off dynamic caching of SG cachepress and since I did it, I get slower performance!
        http://docs.wp-rocket.me/article/115-can-i-use-wp-rocket-with-sitegrounds-supercacher

        I am tempted to think, that it is probably best is to turn on static and dynamic caching on Siteground and only use other features from WP rocket.

        What is your take on this ?

        • I would recommend disabling the caching functionality of WP Rocket and keeping it for its other optimization features - minification, combination, etc. Our caching system works in the server's RAM and outperforms any plugin, no matter how good it is, simply because plugins can only save and read files on the server's disk which is slower plus the requests have to go through the PHP service.

  • Hello, need some clarity on this in the SuperCache Plugin, are they on when the switches show an "X" or a "Check Mark"? In your support tutorial, it shows "check mark", but I heard it should be an "X" meaning it's actually on and the "X" indicates to turn it off. Thanks, Glenn

    • Blue is on, grey is off, that's easiest way to remember it but X means off and check mark means on :)