How to manually delete WP Super Cache’s cached files

One of the most annoying aspects of using a caching system on your website is the fact that updates to your content might not display immediately since you’re viewing cached pages. WP Super Cache, a popular WordPress caching plugin, updates your cached files every 30 minutes out of the box. If that’s not fast enough for you, the plugin does have a “Delete Cache” button. Here’s how to find it:

Go to Plugins --> Installed. Find WP Super Cache on your list of plugins and click Settings. Then, go to the Content tab, and you’ll find the Delete Cache button:


I was inspired to write this post after all my Google searches for deleting the WP Super Cache cached files got extraordinarily technical and talked about using shell to wipe the cache. Alternate titles: How to clear WP Super Cache, How to delete the cache in WP Super Cache, How to wipe the cache in WP Super Cache.

I’d love to see a plugin that would let you clear WP Super Cache from the WordPress Admin bar that appears at the top of the site for logged in users. In the meantime, though, navigating to settings and the content tab gets the job done.

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