Google and other search engines care a lot about user experience. One of the things that often frustrates people browsing the internet is website speed – how fast websites load and ready for viewing and usage. If real people don't like slow websites neither does Google.
WordPress is built with heavy PHP codes that do take time to load. Hence, any WordPress-based website looses some potential for ranking better in Google search results. However, there's a solution: WP Super Cache WordPress plugin.
This post will show you how to install and setup WP Super Cache plugin in 3 minutes (video tutorial included).
Google has done some solid study on website speed. Speeding up your website is not just convenient for you but also for your visitors. Faster website makes users more happy which results in them staying more on your site and in greater possibility of conversion or sales. Do not neglect this important factor.
To speed up your WordPress-based website, install and activate the plugin by searching for "wp super cache" inside your website plugin directory or by directly downloading it here:
What this plugin does (in simple terms) is takes your heavy-coded pages and creates light-code snapshots of them and then presents them to your visitors and search engine crawlers. They see exactly the same content but in much lighter and faster form.
Once you install and activate the plugin, go to its settings (you will see a message on top once you activate it) and configure the plugin.
Turn on the plugin in "Easy" section:
Configure "Advanced" settings:
Update Rewrite Rules and change any other settings that you're comfortable changing.
I searched online and couldn't find a good, up-to-date video with instructions on how to install and setup WP Super Cache so I decided to create my own. I hope you enjoy it. Feel free to share it!
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Delete cache when you make significant changes on the website (just in case plugin doesn't automatically do that).
Make search engines and your visitors happy by making your website faster!