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How To Clear Cache In WordPress?

What Is Caching?

It is a process where you store your website’s data in a fast-access memory so you’re able to display it faster than “if you tried to load all over it again”. For Instance, If someone is visiting your website for the second time in one hour, they are accessing the cached (cache) version of the page that makes it load so much faster.

Why Caching Is Required?

Caching solutions will store static versions of your website in a cache. This allows WordPress to skip running heavier PHP scripts every time your site loads.

The Caching Process helps in making websites more stable, reliable, and faster. It improves the overall user experience.

Caching data is important because it helps speed up application performance and increase efficiency. It stores data locally, which means browsers and websites will load faster because access elements such as homepage images have previously been downloaded. 

Importance Of Clearing Cache

Sometimes the cache won’t realize that changes have been made to your WordPress website. Instead of loading the new version of your site, you’ll be stuck seeing an old version. This will prevent both you and your visitors from seeing any updates you’ve made. Clearing your WordPress cache ensures the most recent version of your website will always be live.

How To Clear Your Cache?

Method 1 : Clear Your Web Browser Cache

  • Before clearing the cache on your WordPress website you’ll want to make sure you clear your browser cache, as it also stores your old site information and can take a while to pick up on new changes. Google Chrome, one of the most popular browsers, makes it easy to do this.

Step 1 : Go To Browser Settings

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Step 2- Search For Cache

You can clear the browsing history, cookies, and cache items from The last hour. The last 24 hours. The last 7 days.

Select the necessary required settings and click on Clear Data

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Method 2: Clear Cache In Your WordPress Caching Plugin

Using a caching plugin, especially if your hosting provider doesn’t come with one built-in, can help your website load its content faster. This in turn helps your overall SEO and helps you rank better in search results. They’re also the easiest way to locate and clear your WordPress cache without much hassle at all.

Three of the best caching plugins you can use to help you clear your cache. 

- WP Rocket

WP Rocket is the best WordPress caching plugin in the market. The best part about using WP Rocket is that it proactively builds your WordPress cache in the background, so your users are always served a cached version of your site.

It also makes it very easy to clear cached files with a single click.

Simply go to the Settings » WP Rocket and click on the ‘Clear Cache’ button in the plugin dashboard.

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- WP Super Cache

WP Super Cache is another popular WordPress caching plugin. It allows you to clear or purge all cached content with a single click.

Simply go to Settings » WP Super Cache in your WordPress admin dashboard, and then click the ‘Delete Cache button in the ‘Delete Cached Pages section.

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Now, WP Super Cache will delete all of the cached files from your website.

- W3 Total Cache

W3 Total Cache is a widely used WordPress caching plugin. Like the other plugins above, you can clear all caches with a single click.

You need to go to Performance » Dashboard and then click on the ‘empty all caches’ button.


W3 Total Cache will now delete all cached content for your site.

Method 3 : Clear Cache in Your WordPress Hosting

Some WordPress hosting providers have built-in caching options to help speed up WordPress.

Following are the most popular WordPress hosts through which you can clear your web host cache.

- WP Engine

WP Engine is one of the top managed WordPress hosting providers. They have their own built-in caching solution, so users don’t need to install a caching plugin.

If you’ve made changes to your site, but they aren’t showing up, then you can clear the WP Engine cache from your WordPress admin area.

You need to click the ‘WP Engine’ menu item in your WordPress admin bar, select the ‘Caching’ menu option, then click the ‘Clear all caches’ button.


WP Engine will automatically purge every stored cache for your WordPress site.

- Bluehost

Bluehost is one of the best WordPress hosting providers and is officially recommended by WordPress. They have a built-in caching solution that instantly improves your WordPress performance and speed.

Bluehost makes it easy to clear your WordPress cache from your WordPress admin area.

Simply log in to your WordPress admin dashboard, and you’ll see a ‘Caching’ button in the top admin toolbar. Hover over this, then click the ‘Purge All’ option.


Bluehost will now clear all files from your WordPress cache.

- SiteGround

SiteGround is a leading WordPress hosting provider that’s known for speed and top-notch customer support. They offer a built-in caching solution to improve your website performance.

You can clear the SiteGround cache from your hosting account control panel as well as the WordPress admin area.

To clear your cache from your Siteground control panel, you need to log in to your hosting account dashboard and go to Speed » Caching under the site tool section.

Then, select the ‘Dynamic Cache’ menu option. Next, click on the menu icon next to your domain name and select the ‘Flush Cache’ option from the drop-down.


Another way you can manage your Siteground cache is with the SG Optimizer plugin. The first thing you need to do is install and activate the plugin.

Upon activation, you need to click the ‘Purge SG Cache’ button in your top WordPress admin toolbar.


The plugin will automatically clear your SiteGround WordPress cache.


If you spend a lot of time online or have been visiting websites for a long period, then you may build up a sizeable cache.

This blog discussed the importance of cache and how to clear it from our websites for speed and performance optimization.