Step by Step Guide to Clear Your WordPress Cache

How To Clear Your WordPress Cache (Step by Step Guide)

Do you want to learn how to clear your WordPress Cache?

How will I clear my WordPress cache? I think my website is not loading fast and the issue is about loads on my cache. How will I go about it?

That is a question asked by a beginner who just create a website using our guide. Your hosting, plugins and even your search browser can serve as a cache tools. Most of the time you make changes on your website, you might not see immediate changes due to your site has been cache by either plugins, browser and hosting. So you must clear your cache so as to have positive results.

What ever issue you have on your website, the first thing you do is clear your cache, it might be the saved pages on your cache that is been reload by your server, plugins or hosting. So let explain better.

What is cache

A cache is a reserved storage location that collects temporary data to help websites, browsers, and apps load faster. Whether it’s a computer, laptop or phone, web browser or app, you’ll find some variety of a cache. A cache makes it easy to quickly retrieve data, which in turn helps devices run faster.

Let us break it down, Cache store a static version of your website. It helps WordPress to skip running the heavier PHP scripts and improve your website speed and performance.

From the diagram above, we can see the users requesting or searching for a keyword online, but what the users is asking has been cached in the caching proxy so that the response can be faster than using the webserver. That is exactly what happen on your WordPress site, so your request has been cache and you need to clear them most of the time. There are many cache tools for WordPress and we will discuss it one after the order.

The purpose of caching is to speed up the website and improve overall user experience. However, sometimes this causes you to not see the changes you make right away which can be frustrating. In that case, you will need to clear caches to see your changes live.

Let just move straight to the point,

Clear Web Browser Cache

Most web browsers can store static content like stylesheets, JavaScript, images from a website to make your subsequent visits faster and that is why you need to clear your browser cache. First, you need to click on the menu icon and then select More Tools » Clear Browsing Data. This will bring up a popup where you can select the content you want to remove. Make sure that cached images and files option is checked and then click on the ‘Clear browsing data’ button or rather check all and then clear all data.

If there is no improvement, then you move to step two which is;

Clear cache in your WordPress Cache Plugin

As long as you are using cache plugin, you have the ability to clear all cache with one click. If you are using the best cache plugin around WP Rocket, then you can Simply go to the Settings » WP Rocket page and click on the ‘Clear Cache’ button under the dashboard tab and save.

If you are using WP super cache which is the best free cache plugins you can ever dream of, You need to visit Settings » WP Super Cache page and click on ‘Delete Cache’ button.

If you are using W3 Total Cache, then go to Performance » Dashboard page and click on ’empty all caches button.

If you use the WP Fastest Cache plugin, do the following to clear the cache:
Go to WP Fastest Cache >> Navigate to the Delete Cache tab >> Click on Delete Cache or Delete Cache and Minified CSS/JS

Clear Cache From your WordPress hosting

Hosting service do more work on your website. For speed and performance, your hosting do more work than plugins. You can read our guide on ways to choose the best blogging platform

Clearing cache using Namecheap

You can find the detailed disk usage stats of your cPanel account in Files section > Disk Space Usage menu. That is where you will clear your cache on your namecheap account.

Clearing cache using BlueHost

Simply login to your BlueHost WordPress admin area and you will notice a ‘Caching’ button in the admin tool bar. Take your mouse over and you’ll see the option to ‘Purge All’ cache.

BlueHost is one of the best hosting website ever.

Clearing cache using SiteGround

Login to your SiteGround hosting account dashboard go to Speed » Caching page under site tools.
switch to the Dynamic cache tab. Click on the menu icon next to your domain name and then select Flush cache option.

From the above listed ways of clearing your cache either from your site hosting, web browser and plugins, you should be able to clear your cache very easy. If you have any issue on this, you can use our comment session or join our delegate on facebook to solve any issues related to WordPress and subscribe to our YouTube Channel for WordPress video tutorials

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