Over the last 15 years, WP Super Cache has become one of the most popular WordPress plugins, helping improve performance for more than two million sites for free. It was created in 2007 by Automattic developer Donncha Ó Caoimh.
“WP Super Cache is a great plugin for handling caching needs, but there is an opportunity to make it more useful for a wider variety of sites. I have been working on the plugin for 15 years, and it’s time to hand it over to a new team. Jetpack will be able to put much more effort and time into the plugin than I ever could, and I’m excited to see what becomes of it,” said Donncha.
Jetpack will move development to its Performance team, which works on related features like Jetpack Boost and the CDN. “We’re excited to start working on WP Super Cache,” Jetpack Performance Lead Mark George says. “Our goal is to create an experience where anyone can make their site extremely fast without being an expert. We want to help make sure that WP Super Cache remains a reliable and easy option for that.”
More of the same
We’re happy to say that WP Super Cache will continue to be a great way to speed up your site for free. You can enjoy its core features without a new plugin or a connection to Jetpack.
What will be changing
While we research new features to help make WordPress sites cache faster, we will begin updating the WP Super Cache UI to bring it in line with modern standards, so it is easier to use. In addition, we’ll be working behind the scenes to ensure it’s compatible with our other performance features like Jetpack Boost.
Speed up your site
For those that aren’t familiar, WP Super Cache is a static caching plugin for WordPress. It generates HTML files served directly by Apache without processing comparatively heavy PHP scripts. This simple step should speed up your WordPress site significantly.
Haven’t tried WP Super Cache yet? Speed up your site today.