WP Super Cache 0.6.7

WP Super Cache is a plugin for WordPress that creates cached copies of your blog posts and pages, making your site much faster to serve. It’s also ideal for coping with sudden surges of traffic.

I released a new version of the plugin this morning. This is a bugfix release:

  • Mike Beggs contributed a number of changes:
    1. Better support for Win32 NTFS
    2. Better use of the “Vary” header so proxy servers won’t cache the wrong page. If you see leakage of comment details on posts this will fix that problem.
    3. WP-Cron handles cleanup of expired cache files in the background now.
    4. Disable mod_deflate if it’s running as it sometimes tries to compress gzipped files. Remove wp-content/cache/.htaccess for that file to be updated.
  • Lazy and Otto both recommended using get_comment() instead of the depreciated get_commentdata()
  • A basic “uninstall” function has been added to remove some of the files the plugin creates. It’s called when you deactivate the plugin.
  • PHP running as a CGI doesn’t support apache_request_headers() so that’s been added too.
  • And I almost forgot, the admin page received a slight makeover.

Get the plugin from the download page!


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23 thoughts on “WP Super Cache 0.6.7”


  1. Hi,

    I am struggling to get this to work. I have uploaded the new version and still does not work.

    Can someone pls help me out here. I will give access to all that is needed.


  2. Steve – it’s worked on GoDaddy for ages. I fixed that problem in May.

    George – best place to work through any installation problems is the forum on the download page. You’ll have to explain in more detail how it doesn’t work.

    bcarter – there are plenty of ways!


  3. Finally i said to myself “i am going to get this plugin to properly work” and i did, and it works brilliantly so i thank you!! One thing i would like to ask though is…the plugin is based on the old wp-cache plugin, you took it, pumped it with a valium and this came out. So is it working exactly like wp-cache does, caching your site, and super cache…is it crawling the site caching everything as html files?

    There are a few ways to speed up your site, this is one i found was the best, using the caching that wordpress already has coded in : enter this into your config.php and i got a considerable speed difference.

    // Enable the WordPress Object Cache:
    define('ENABLE_CACHE, true');


  4. Neil – the plugin only caches pages that are visited. Caching pages that nobody visits doesn’t make sense!

    Good tip on the ENABLE_CACHE, but the apostrophes are in the wrong place, should be:

    define( ‘ENABLE_CACHE’, true );

    You should also download and install one of the object cache plugins to take advantage of that caching. Google will find them!


  5. Turns out wp super cache looked like it was working, told me it was caching files but it was serving them to other people, i got dugg on front page and now 25 sites have gone down from my clients….man o man i am p****d


  6. Turns out wp super cache looked like it was working, told me it was caching files but it wasnt serving them to other people, i got dugg on front page and now 25 sites have gone down from my clients….man o man i am p****d

    *updated*


  7. @Donncha

    Ouch! I’m not sure that 3 months counts as “ages”. :-) I’ll try it out again this week (last attempt was probably 10 months ago).

    @Neil

    Isn’t valium a sedative?

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