Caching your WordPress blog is a mandatory step in order to speed up the loading time. There are a lot of WordPress plugins available in the official plugin directory. Few to mention are the W3 Total Cache, WP Rocket, WP Super Cache plugins which are the best plugins and in fact, they are used in thousands of blogs worldwide.
All these plugins support different types of caching like static cache, dynamic cache etc. There are times where you want to clear the cache especially if you find something is not updated on your blog. For example, you did a change on the homepage and once you log out of your WordPress dashboard, you don’t see that new change.
If you are facing such a problem then you have to remove the cache from your WordPress blog. Once you cleared the cache, the next time you will be seeing the fresh content without any issues.
The easiest way to clear the cache is to select clear cache or purge cache option from whatever plugin you use on the blog.
In this article, I will take you through the steps to clear the cache with the famous plugins like W3 Total Cache, WP Rocket, and WP Super Cache.
How to Clear Cache in W3 Total Cache?
For clearing the WordPress cache, all you have to select Performance – Purge All Caches directly from the admin bar as shown in the screenshot:
Secondly, you can also clear the cache from Performance – empty all caches as shown in the below screenshot:
It has the different type of options like emptying memcached, opcode, disk caches etc.
If you have integrated W3 Total Cache with Cloudflare, you get an option to empty Cloudflare caches too. When compared to other 2 plugins, W3TC options are used with technical terms in order to setup, you can follow this setup guide if you are a beginner.
How to Clear Cache in WP Rocket Plugin?
WP Rocket plugin is one of the best premium cache plugin and it supports all the different types of caching for your WordPress blog.
Lets see the different ways to clear the cache in WP Rocket :
- Go to WP Rocket – Tools and click Clear Cache.
- Or select WP Rocket – Clear Cache directly from the admin bar.
- Or you can also clear specific page cache from the post/page section.
The WP Rocket plugin is simple to use and the cache clear options are not technically termed when compared to W3 Total Cache.
How to Clear Cache in WP Super Cache?
Next comes the WP Super Cache, the plugin is maintained by the company (Automattic) behind WordPress. Super Cache has more than 1 Million active installs and that shows how popular the cache plugin.
The easiest way to delete cache is, go to Settings – WP Super Cache and select the option Delete Cache. You can also delete cache from Contents – Delete Cache.
The following screenshot shows the delete cache option:
Even when compared to W3 Total Cache, WP Super Cache options are simple to setup and easy to understand.
All these 3 plugins work closely with your WordPress blog and for sure you need to clear the cache from time to time. To keep it short, every plugin has the option “Clear Cache”, just click on it without any hesitation. Done.
Let me know, what cache plugin do you use on your WordPress blog? How do you manage the cache from time to time?