WP Super Cache or how to sodomize your site
with sand and tabasco

WP super cache is a plugin very often cited when you want to install a cache plugin for your WordPress blog.

WP Super Cache or how to sodomize your site with sand and tabasco

For people who do not know what a cache plugin is, this small application is used to speed up the loading speed of your site. So it’s great when you have a big blog with lots of visitors, so they do not have to fall in front of their screen – letting a slur trickle out in some cases.

And if you check on Google the reference cache plugins for WordPress, WP super cache appears regularly in the results. Many blogs mention it and even recommend it.

And if it’s mentioned on all sides, it’s because you have to install it, you say. If you make that choice, just as I say in the title of this article, then it comes down to sodomizing your blog with sand and tabasco. In short, something deeply painful.

But why the nice WP super cache is not really? There are several reasons for this.

WP Super cache plugin - The Web Optimizer

The first, which is valid for all cache plugins, is that updates are frozen until you clear your cache. The manipulation is simple to do, but you have to think about it. If you do not have this systematic presence of mind, you will tear your hair because you will not see any effect of your updates concerning the programming of your site. It’s as if nothing changes, and so you’ll do the stupidity of modifying so much and more programming your page. Lost time or even an exploded site, and if you have not made backup beforehand, you will have only two eyes to cry.

The second reason is that the programmers of WP super cache apparently can not frame those of WPML (the essential WordPress plugin for multilingual sites). And suddenly, even if you have uninstalled WP super cache, it has left bits of code everywhere in your WordPress files to block WPML. And so if you install it, your site will be exploded here and there. I do not book this info by chance: I spent a sleepless night unlocking a very important blog in this case. And it was during this night that one of the developers of WPML revealed to me this battle and the collateral damage left by WP super cache.

Finally, the last reason is that with WP super cache you run the risk of completely exploding your database when you update either your version of WordPress or your plugins. The trick to do to avoid this is to disable WP super cache when doing this kind of maneuver. But will you think about it? Many tickets are dedicated to people who cry because their blog is exploded because they forgot to disable the plugin. I even came across a topic where the person said that his site was planted after she wanted to uninstall WP super cache.

So, after what I just revealed to you here, are you ready to equip yourself with sand and harissa?

By |2018-10-12T16:14:10+00:00October 19th, 2018|Blog, Plugins and softwares|