Simple and lightweight cache plugin for WordPress that will also enhance your website loading time and increase the scores at GTMetrix, Pingdom and other performance measuring tools.
- Extremely efficient and fast disk cache engine, even greater results with SSD based servers
- Very convenient displaying of the cache size in the admin dashboard
- Automated and manual clearing of the cache
- Native support for Easy Digital Downloads
- Deactivate caching for specific page
- Native support for WooCommerce
- Purge the cache for specific page
- WordPress Multisite support
- Custom Post Type support
- New minification options
- PreCache mechanism
- PHP 7.4 compatible
- HTTP/2 Focused
- Expiry Directive
- Secure cache
How does the caching work?
This plugin requires explicitly minimal setup time and no configuration at all. No coding, no configuration – install and activate, that’s all! Your website is now optimized and loading faster!
The WPCacheOn plugin has the ability to create two cached files. First is in plain HTML and the second file is gzipped (gzip level 9). Those static files are used to deliver content faster to your website visitors without any database lookups or gzipping because the files are already precompressed.
Stay tuned for new features!
- https://wpcacheon.io/ – official website of the plugin
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Minimum System Requirements
- PHP >=5.3
- WordPress >=4.1
Recommended System Requirements
- PHP = 7.4
- WordPress = 5.6
- Jeffrey Cooper – firstname.lastname@example.org
- Inspired by the motivation for faster websites!
What is WPCacheOn?
Are there specific requirements for WPCacheOn to work?
The GZIP compression should be enabled in your web-server, no matter if it is Apache, LiteSpeed, NginX or another. If GZIP is not enabled you can ask your web hosting provider to enable it.
The .htaccess file in your WordPress instance root folder must have write permissions such as 644.
What to do if I get 500 Internal Server Error after plugin activation?
If you get “500 – Internal Server Error” after the plugin is activated, follow the steps below to easily return your website to working state:
(1) Login to your hosting account via FTP or File Manager. If you are not sure how to perform that, you can ask your hosting provider.
(2) Go to the WordPress installation folder also known as the root directory of your website.
(3) Rename the .htaccess file to .htaccess.deactivated. Then rename the .htaccess.wco file to .htaccess.
WPCacheOn is using many .htaccess rules related to different web server modules for optimizing the website performance. If some of the web server modules are not installed this will result in Internal Server Error. This is the most common and easy fix to this issue.
If this don’t resolve the issue, you can contact us or your web hosting provider for more in depth investigation.
Contributors & Developers
“WPCacheOn – WordPress Caching plugin” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.Contributors
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Release 2.0.2, 09 December 2020
- Tested and confirmed compatibility with WordPress 5.6
Release 2.0.2, 15 August 2020
- Tested and confirmed compatibility with WordPress 5.5
Release 2.0.1, 15 May 2020
- User Experience (UX) improvements
- Fixed an issue with server zlib.output_compression (strange characters issue)
- Added upgrade notice, this will provide information what is new in the latest version of WPCacheOn
- Added upgrade link from the WPCacheOn settings page to the WordPress Updates page, when new version is available
Release 2.0.0, 20 April 2020
- Tested and confirmed compatibility with WordPress 5.4
- Tested and confirmed compatibility with PHP 7.4
- Complete code rewrite and optimization
- Additional stability adjustments for caching rules
- Improvements over the PreCache mechanism
- Improved security of the cached files
- Completely rembranded WPCacheOn caching plugin
- New option – Cache Minification. Now you can control what to be minified or deactivate the minification completely.
- Resolved issue – Problems when both Autoptimize plugin and WPCacheOn plugin are activated
- Resolved issue – Content of .htaccess removed
Release 1.2.7, 30 Nov 2019
- Improvements over the PreCache system
- .htaccess optimizations
- Small code improvements and optimizations
- Check our Birthday Week pages for additional WordPress optimizations.
Release 1.2.6, 14 Nov 2019
- Implemented in-house build PreCache technique
- Fix issue: https://wordpress.org/support/topic/content-of-htaccess-removed/
- Tested and confirmed compatibility with WordPress 5.3
- Minor improvements over the the admin dashboard and overall improvements of the UX
Release 1.2.5, 10 Oct 2019
- Brand new admin dashboard icon
- Applied new technique where we ensure that all of the .htaccess optimization rules will be always applied
- More optimized .htaccess rules and preparation for WebP support
- File structure improvement
- Added new notification upon new version of WPCacheOn plugin
- Added support for localization – now you can translate WPCacheOn plugin to your native language
- Fixed an issue with the core React.JS
- Fixed an issue with adding gzip for JPG image files
Release 1.2.4, 05 May 2019
- Tested and confirmed compatibility with WordPress 5.2
Release 1.2.3, 13 April 2019
- Improved plugin upgrade process
- Fixed an issue with the jpg browser leverage cache
- Overall code optimizations for better internal work of the plugin
Release 1.2.0, 24 March 2019
- Fix issue: https://wordpress.org/support/topic/problem-with-the-autoptimize-plugin/
- Code glossary and optimizations
- Update of the .htaccess rules for even better performance at GTMetrix, Pingdom and Google PageSpeed Insights
- Investigated and fixed the issue with the strange characters
- Tested compatibility with WordPress 5.1.1
Release 1.1.6, 19 February 2019
- Initial release at WordPress plugin directory
- Tested compatibility with WordPress 5.1
Release 1.1.5, 13 December 2018
- Tested and confirmed compatibility with WordPress 5.0
- Tested and confirmed compatibility with WordPress 4.9.9
- Fast flush of cache from plugins menu
- Small bug fixes
Release 1.1.0, 7 December 2018
- Tested and confirmed compatibility with PHP 7.3
- Improvements and stability
Release 1.0.5, 22 October 2018
- Updated the WPCacheOn presence in the admin dashboard
- Improved the WPCacheOn code structure
Release 1.0.0, 16 August 2018
- WPCacheOn open beta tests release
Release 0.1.0, 25 September 2017
- WPCacheOn first beta version release