I’m sure you’ve heard that if your website loads slowly, you’ll loose potential customers. and that’s why I decided to write this article on the best wordpress cache plugins.
Hubspot says that more than 50% of your visitors will leave if your Website takes more than 3 seconds to load.
While I have no way of confirming if this is true, Google has recognized Speed as an important ranking factor.
And we all know how important SEO traffic is..
What is Caching?
According to WikiPedia, Cache is a software or hardware component that stores data, so that future requests for that data can be served faster.
Let’s say, you website is located in the United States and then someone in China wants to access content on it.
Traditionally, your host will prepare your website HTML, CSS, images and styles, then present it to the user each time he visits.
But if you use a CDN or a Cache plugin, most of these files are stored on the user’s phone so that your site loads faster, the next time he visits.
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Below, you’ll get the list and descriptions of the Top 10 best and free WordPress Cache plugins that’ll speed up your website.
- LiteSpeed Cache
- W3 Total Cache
- WP Fastest Cache
- Super Page Cache for Cloudflare
- WP Super Cache
- Breeze – WordPress Cache Plugin
- Clearfy Cache
LSCWP short for LiteSpeed Cache WordPress plugin is the best WordPress Cache Plugin in 2022.
It hosts a collection of optimization options which includes server-level cache (it can be used on any web server, LiteSpeed, Apache, Nginx and more..)
LiteSpeed Cache is a perfect WordPress Cache plugin, I’ve used it on several WordPress sites and still no issue.
It’s not just me! the plugin is rated 5/5 stars.
This WordPress Cache plugin is a one of a kind performance plugin that helps you to clean your database to reduce bloat, optimize and compress images etc.
WP Optimize is currently active on over 1 million WordPress websites and it’s also 5-star like the LiteSpeed Cache plugin.
This plugin also uses Gzip compression, Browser Cache and Cache preloading to load your website in less than a second.
You should try it out!.
W3 Total Cache
The W3 Total Cache plugin offers Search Engine optimization and great performance via CDN, Integrated Caching and Minification.
This plugin is trusted by over 1.5 million WordPress users who have reportedly seen a 10x increment in overall site performance.
What are some of the benefits of the W3 Total Cache Plugin?
- CSS and JS caching in memory
- AMP Support
- SSL and TLS support
- Database Caching in memory or disk
WP Fastest Cache
This 5-star plugin is the simplest, most unique WordPress Cache Plugin, developed by Emre Vona.
The WP Fastest Cache plugin speeds up your WordPress website by optimizing the usage of the RAM and CPU.
This plugin is currently trusted by millions of WordPress users, but why?
- CDN Support
- SSL Support
- Cache Preloading
- Cloudflare Supported
- Gzip Compression
and many more..
Super Page Cache for Cloudflare
The Super Page Cache for Cloudflare WordPress plugin speeds up your website by caching your webpages onto a global CDN even with the free plan.
This plugin offers you a Cloudflare premium feature for free, all you need to do is generate an API key and add it.
They’ll handle everything for you, after you select the caching features you want to use.
This plugin is only for Cloudflare users and it’s also 5-star.
WP Super Cache
This plugin generates static html files and loads them to 99% of your visitors.
What about the remaining 1%, these are people who have:
- Logged In.
- Left a comment on your blog.
- Viewed a Password Protected Post.
WP Super Cache WordPress plugin let’s you preload posts, tags, categories and also serve static html over a thousand times.
The Hummingbird WordPress plugin is best known for it’s outstanding ability to defer and minify CSS.
Unused CSS is on of the major factors affecting the speed of a website and this plugin fixes that.
Over a Hundred Thousand WordPress users are currently using this plugin on their site, below are some of the reasons why:
- Scan and Fix feature
- GZIP compression
- Asset Optimization
- Performance reports
- Built-in Cloudflare Integration
The Autoptimize WordPress plugin speeds up your WordPress website with a wide range of unique features.
This plugin is currently trusted by over 1 million WordPress websites, below are a few of the reasons why
- Cache Aggregation and minification
- Lazy Load Images
- Google Fonts Optimization
- CSS Injection into Page Head.
These and many more are the features which make this plugin unique and highly functional.
Breeze – WordPress Cache Plugin
The Breeze WordPress Cache Plugin was developed by Cloudways.
It’s a simple, user-friendly and very powerful WordPress plugin which optimizes your website in various levels.
With over 200,000 worldwide installations, here are a few unique features of the Breeze WordPress Cache Plugin.
- File level cache system.
- WooCommerce Support.
- WordPress MultiSite support.
- HTTPS support.
The Clearfy Cache WordPress plugin is an optimization based plugin which enables you to optimize HTML and defer CSS and JS files.
This plugin helps optimize your website’s speed by:
- Clearing Website Code from trash
- Speeding Up Search Engine Indexing
- Fixing Bugs on other active plugins on your Website.
I’ve personally used this plugin and it works great, you should try it!.
There’s not actually a perfect WordPress Cache plugin, some plugins work best with some Hosting platforms while some don’t.
On the other hand, your theme needs to be compatible with your caching plugin – it’s best if you refer to your theme’s documentation for speed optimization details.
If you have any questions on WordPress Cache Plugins, do well to ask me in the comments and I’ll get back to you.