How to Clear WordPress Cache with W3 Total Cache and WP Super Cache?

By on December 8th, 2017

Caching is important for almost all the existing and new web applications and blogs on the internet. It is because caching can decrease the load on the server by directly serving the rendered data to the visitors. For instance, if you are running a personal blog on WordPress, every time a visitor visits an article on your blog, your server requests data from your database server, and your web server will request data from your language interpreter or compiler.

By enabling cache, you can simply avoid sending requests to the database server and language interpreter by serving the cached page. As the articles on the blogs are rarely updated, serving cached data for a week or a month is not an issue. Sometimes, we have to clear all the cached data. For example, after updating the content of the main page that gets the majority of the traffic.

There are two most popular caching plugins available for WordPress. They are W3 Total Cache and WP Super Cache. Both of them are complex and powerful caching plugins that will allow you to modify your caching system as you want. They also provide an option to delete cache if required. In this tutorial, I am going to show you how to clear the WordPress cache with W3 Total Cache and WP Super Cache.

Clear WordPress Cache with W3 Total Cache

First of all, log in to the admin panel of your WordPress site. Then, click on the Performance option given in the left sidebar of the admin panel. See the following screenshot for clarity.

Clear Cache

Now, Click on the Dashboard option from the sub-menu. It will allow you to update the most essential settings of your caching system.

Clear Cache

On the dashboard, you will see a button with label Empty All Caches. See the following screenshot to locate the button. Click on that button to clear all the caches created by W3 Total Cache.

Clear Cache

So, this is how you can clear WordPress cache with the W3 Total Cache plugin. Now, Let’s see how to clear the WordPress cache with WP Super Cache.

Clear WordPress Cache with WP Super Cache

Log in to the admin panel of your WordPress site. Then, click on the Settings -> WP Super Cache option from the left sidebar just like the following screenshot.

WordPress Cache

On that page, you will find a button with a label Delete Cache. Click on the button to delete all the WordPress cache created by WP Super Cache plugin.

WordPress Cache W3 Total Cache

So, this is how you can clear WordPress cache with WP Super Cache. If you have any questions regarding caching or any of the plugins mentioned in the tutorial, please let us know in the following screenshot, we will reply with the solution or answer as soon as possible.

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