How to Uninstall WP Super Cache | WordPress Plugin

How to Uninstall WP Super Cache | WordPress Plugin

 Uninstall WP Super Cache

How to Uninstall WP super cache.

Almost all you have to do is deactivate the plugin on the plugin page. The plugin should clean up most of the files it created and modified, but it doesn’t remove the mod_write rules from the .htaccess file” that’s what the author of this great plugin advices on the plugins page.

But trust me my experience has taught me, we need to dig deeper in to the root of the WP content folder. To completely uninstall WP super cache from the system.

WP super cache is one of the best word press cache plugin to speed up your page loading. But if for any reason you want to uninstall WP super cache, in order to replace it or try another cache plugin.

Remember just deactivating and uninstalling the plugin doesn’t fully remove the plug-in  from the server. Follow these steps on how to uninstall WP super cache,completely from your site.

Steps to Uninstall WP super Cache:

We have a short Video on How to Uninstall WP super Cache, you can watch it here….


Didn’t like the Video ? Than read on for detail steps..

1.  Log on to your WP admin page > go to WP super cache settings page > Turn off caching. Than clear the expired cache and also delete all cache.Do not delete the plugin now.

2. Log on to your cPanel admin page, now go to > file manager >under  public_html >

open the Uninstall WP Super Cache file wp-config.php to edit and look for this line,

define ( ‘WP_CACHE’, true) ; as shown in this image. Remove it, and save the file.

3. Open the .htaccess file to edit and remove wp super cache mod_rewrite rules. These rules starts from:
# BEGIN WPSuperCache  to # END WPSuperCache.  there will be a lot of codes there, remove all of it and save the .htaccess file.
Uninstall WP Super Cache


4. Under wp-content folder remove the following files..


wp-content/ wp-cache-config.php and

remove the directory wp-content/ cache, as shown in the image on the left.


5. Lastly remove the wp-super-cache directory from your wp-content / plugin directory.

Now you are done. That’s how to Uninstall WP super cache from your site.

If due to any reason your site is broken, double check all the steps above. check the .htaccess file it should contain only the word press mod_rewrite rules as shown here and nothing else.

# BEGIN WordPress
<IfModule mod_rewrite.c>
RewriteEngine On
RewriteBase /
RewriteRule ^index\.php$ - [L]
RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-f
RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-d
RewriteRule . /index.php [L]
</IfModule> # END WordPress

If you find any other code in your .htaccess file related to WP super cache than delete it.

Now Log out of your cPanel and login to your wp-admin page and double check that WP-super cache is deleted from the Plug-ins list.

If all is clear , log out and use your site as you would or install another cache plugin of your choice.

2 thoughts on “How to Uninstall WP Super Cache | WordPress Plugin”

  1. Thanks a lot Ben for the instruction! It worked like a charm 🙂
    I assumed and removed ( ‘WP_CACHE’, true) text without the comment from the line as per your point number 2. I guess that’s fine right!

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