In this easy tutorial, we will discuss how to use a caching plugin to improve your site’s performance. Please note that some web hosting companies like GoDaddy handle website caching at their backend so you don’t have to add it yourself. Although you can ask your host in case you don’t want to use this feature provided by them.
This situation could also appear if you are using a Managed WordPress hosting plan. Most of the time, Managed WordPress hosting plans use server-side caching. If you're using a Managed WordPress service from your hosting and you are facing this issue, you might see if they have a choice to remove the cache manually. In most cases, your changes will be applied immediately after flushing the cache.
If you're using a caching HTTP invert proxy on your web server e.g; Varnish, then any updates to your data files might not show up immediately. Updates will be available after the cache version would expire. Alternatively, you can manually flush a specific page’s cache by pressing Shift + F5 from your keyboard.
A WordPress Cache Plugin
If we talk about WordPress, the most powerful CMS and powers 27% of the whole internet, we can see that it has a lot of plugin which serve the purpose of caching. Some of the very popular plugins are W3 Total Cache, WP Super Cache and WP Fastest Cache. Caching plugins assist you in reducing the load time of your website by fetching the requests from stored cache instead of the root server.
All cache plugins clear the cache whenever a post, comment or new page is shared. However, if you make other changes (like your website theme), the cache might not exactly be cleared and the old version may still show up. In that case like this, go the plugins setting and delete the cache accordingly.
Remember that WordPress does not offer caching feature by default so you can only do this by installing and configuring a third party plugin.
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