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Powered Cache – Caching and Optimization for WordPress – Easily Improve PageSpeed & Web Vitals Score

Powered Cache – Caching and Optimization for WordPress – Easily Improve PageSpeed & Web Vitals Score


Powered Cache is your comprehensive solution for enhancing WordPress site performance, ensuring a swift and seamless user experience.

The Free version provides essential tools to boost your site’s speed while the Premium version unlocks a suite of advanced optimization features.

Features ⚡️

Simple and easily configurable: Import and export settings effortlessly.

Page Caching: Accelerate page loads, trusted by top-tier websites.

Object Caching: Speed up dynamic pageviews. It supports Redis, Memcached, Memcache, and APCu.

Page Cache Rule Management: Need advanced caching configurations? Got it covered under advanced options. Details

File Optimization: Easily minify and combine CSS, JS files. Eliminate render-blocking resource problems easily. And more

Database Optimization: Keep redundant data away from your database.

Media Optimization: Enable Lazy Load, replace YouTube videos with thumbnails, control WordPress embeds, remove emoji scripts.

Combine Google Fonts: Combine Google Fonts URLs into a single URL and optimize the font loading.

Rewrite Support: Automatic .htaccess configuration for the ideal setup. The cached file can be served without executing PHP at all.

Mobile Support: Separate cache file for mobile, in case want to use the separate theme for the mobile.

Logged-in User Cache: If you have user-specific content or running a membership site, it creates cached results for the logged-in users.

CDN Integration: Integrate your website with CDN; you just need to enter CNAME(s) and corresponding zones.

Cache Preloading: Creating cached pages in advance. This feature will keep caching layer warm.

Prefetched DNS: Resolve domain names before resources get requested. Reduce DNS lookup time.

Gzip Support: Compress caching files with gzip.

Built-in Extensions: Cloudflare, Heartbeat

Multisite Support: You can activate network-wide or site basis. It’s compatible with domain mapping.

Smart Cache Purging: Only purge the cache that is affected by the content changes.

Compatible: Tested and compatible with popular plugins.

Battle Tested: Trusted by enterprise-grade websites.

Built-in Extensions

Built-in extensions (aka add-ons) shipped with Powered Cache to provide more functionality.

Cloudflare: Cloudflare compatibility and functionalities Free
Heartbeat: Manage the frequency of the WordPress Heartbeat API. Free
Varnish: Varnish cache purging Premium only
Google Tracking: Powered Cache will host Google scripts on your server to help satisfy the PageSpeed recommendation. Premium only
Facebook Tracking: Powered Cache will host Facebook scripts on your server to help satisfy the PageSpeed recommendation. Premium only

Premium Features

Explore the powerful capabilities offered by Powered Cache Premium:

  • Critical CSS & Load CSS Asynchronously: Accelerate your page load times by prioritizing essential styles.
  • Remove Unused CSS: Smartly scans your website to identify and eliminate unused CSS rules, optimizing performance.
  • Automatic Image Dimension Assignment: Adds missing dimensions to images to improve layout stability and speed.
  • Link Prefetching: Pre-fetches links to provide a smoother user experience.
  • Image Optimizer: On the fly image compression, including AVIF/WebP format conversion, to enhance load speed.
  • Sitemap Preloading: Automatically visits URLs listed in your sitemap to pre-generate cache, ensuring faster load times for your visitors.
  • Scheduled Database Cleanups: Automates database optimization tasks to maintain peak performance.
  • Varnish Extension: Enhance your site’s caching capabilities with Varnish support.
  • Google & Facebook Tracking Extensions: Host external tracking scripts locally, with automatic updates when the external resource changes.
  • WP-CLI Support: Command-line options available to streamline your workflow.
  • Top-Notch Premium Support: Get high-quality support for any issues you might encounter.
  • Ad-Free Plugin Interface: Enjoy an uncluttered, ad-free plugin admin page.

By upgrading to Powered Cache Premium you also get access to one-on-one help from our knowledgeable support team and our extensive documentation site.

Learn more about Powered Cache Premium

Contributing & Bug Report

Bug reports and pull requests are welcome on Github. Some of our features are premium only, please consider before sending PR.


Documentation site: https://docs.poweredcache.com/

Developer Docs: https://poweredcache.github.io/docs/ (Hook reference)


  • Basic Options
  • Advanced Options
  • File Optimization
  • Media Optimization
  • CDN Integration
  • Preload Options
  • Database Optimization
  • Extensions


From within WordPress

  1. Visit ‘Plugins > Add New’
  2. Search for ‘Powered Cache’
  3. Activate Powered Cache from your Plugins page.
  4. That’s all.


  1. Upload the powered-cache folder to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory
  2. Activate the Powered Cache plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress
  3. That’s all.


How do I know my site is being cached?

The easiest way is to make sure your site is being cached. Open your site in incognito mode of your browser and right-click on the page. If you see <!-- Cache served by PoweredCache --> information that means you are getting a cached result.

Is it compatible with multisite?

Yes, it’s 100% compatible with multisite. You can activate it on the network-wide or per-site basis.

Is it compatible with domain mapping?

Yes, it’s compatible with Mercator and native domain mapping feature with WordPress core.

What is the built-in extension?

We designed Powered Cache is a complete optimization solution for WordPress. However, we believe that your system should be tailored to your needs without the added weight of unwanted functionality. We strive to perfect this balance with our built-in extensions.

What about mobile caching?

We support mobile devices and user agents, if your template is not responsive you can use mobile caching with a separate file. It all works.

How to get premium version of plugin?

You can buy from poweredcache.com

Is it compatible with Cloudflare?

Yes, you just need to enable Cloudflare extension. Learn More

Is it compatible with Jetpack?

Yes, we don’t get any problems with Jetpack.

Is it compatible with WPML?

Yes, it’s compatible with WPML.

Is it compatible with ecommerce plugins?

Yes, you can use with WooCommerce, Easy Digital Downloads and BigCommerce. If you are using any other eCommerce plugin, just make sure dynamic pages are excluded from the cache.

How can I disable caching for a particular page?

You can disable caching from the meta box in the post editing page or enter pages in the „Never cache the following pages“ under the „Advanced Options“ section.

Can I export/import settings?

Yes, you can find export/import options in the „Misc“ sections of the settings page.

Does it cache API requests?

Yes, it caches GET requests on API. If you have query parameters on the request, you will need to allow query parameter in the“Cache query strings“ under the „Advanced Options“ section.

Is it compatible with PHP 8+

Yes, it’s compatible with PHP 8+


29. maí, 2024 1 reply
I discovered this extension recently and I am hooked. very configurable and sufficient for good performance even for free. Try it!!
2. febrúar, 2024
I’ve worked with just about every WordPress cache plugin out there and this one ranks up there with the best of them. The performance that this plugin provides is incredible. So far it’s very stable and plays well with other plugins, too. 🙂 If you appreciate a developer that provides great support and not only listens to feedback, but actually provides users with results based on feedback, then support this developer. 5 stars all the way!
23. janúar, 2024 1 reply
After installing the plugin the website was completely broken: it didn’t load with page cache nor with the minify, and also, once I uninstalled it all the pages started to give a 404 error completely breaking the website and having to resort to a backup.
25. apríl, 2024
Really good plugin! It is modern, works very good, fits all current Google and other services demands and easy to use. Worth to try. Thank you for a great product!
28. desember, 2023
This cache plugin works well with XAMPP on Windows environment. It improves much pagespeed and everything looks great at frontend. I am not only satisfied with using Powered Cache on my site, but it also handles image optimization well. Great plugin!
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3.4.5 (May 14, 2024)

  • [Improved] HTML minification without dom optimization.
  • [Fixed] Resolved PHP warnings caused by accessing superglobals.
  • Dependency updates.

3.4.4 (April 29, 2024)

  • [Fixed] Resolved an issue with comment cache not purging correctly.
  • [Added] Support for purging paginated comments.

3.4.3 (April 22, 2024)

  • [Fixed] Cloudflare cache purge issue.
  • [Updated] Background job processing.
  • Dependency updates.

3.4.2 (February 20, 2024)

  • [Added] Term cache clearing upon term changes.
  • [Added] Compatibility with ShortPixel Adaptive Images when delay JS is enabled.
  • [Added] Date archive cache clearing upon post updates.
  • [Improved] Term archive purging upon post updates.

3.4.1 (February 13, 2024)

  • [Fix] YouTube video positioning when iframe is replaced with thumbnail.

3.4 (February 07, 2024)

  • [Added] Lazyload – Replace YouTube videos with thumbnails.
  • [Added] Introduced an option to exclude specific images and iframes from being lazy-loaded.
  • [Added] Add warning message for memcached-based object cache backends if alloptions size is too large.
  • [Added] Preloader request interval setting to control the preloader request rate.
  • [Added] Preloader feedback message to understand the preloader status.
  • [Added] Preloader cache footprint to understand a page generated by the preloader.
  • [Added] A secondary button for cache clearance upon settings update. Props @emreerkan
  • [Added] New option to control delay js timeout.
  • [Improvement] Performance improvements for Delayed JS execution, introducing a more sophisticated dependency resolution mechanism to prevent possible JS errors.
  • [Improvement] Page cache purging strategy.
  • [Improvement] Preloader performance improvement and avoid unnecessary requests.
  • [Security] Cloudflare extension security improvements. (Encrypted API Key/Token)
  • [Security] Added verification of Cloudflare IP to accurately update REMOTE_ADDR when behind Cloudflare proxy.
  • [Fix] CDN dropdrop width.
  • [Fix] Lazyload compatibility fix with core image blocks lightbox feature.
  • [Fix] Do not delay interactivity and image block scripts.
  • Dependency updates.

3.3.3 (January 02, 2024)

  • [Fix] Typos. Props @szepeviktor.
  • [Added] WebP option as preferred image format.
  • [Added] Windows specific warning for File Optimizer rewrite.

3.3.2 (December 03, 2023)

  • [Fix] Improved comment cookie handling to prevent serving cached pages to users with a comment cookie. Props @jumbo.
  • [Fix] Ensured empty lines in wp-config.php are not removed upon WP_CACHE definition. Props @jumbo.
  • [Fix] CDN integration now skipped for Block Editor requests. Props @jumbo.
  • [Improvement] Added support for custom wp-content structure in File Optimizer.
  • [Improvement] Added File Optimizer rewrite rules for Nginx.
  • [Misc] Dependency updates.

3.3.1 (November 01, 2023)

  • [Fix] Save file optimizer rewrite setting.

3.3 (November 01, 2023)

  • [Fix] Fix partially supported deprecated callable for PHP 8.2
  • [Added] Add WPS Hide Login compat.
  • [Added] Rewrite support for File Optimizer.
  • [Added] DOM Optimization option for HTML Minification.
  • Dependency updates.
  • Tested with WP 6.4

3.2.1 (September 05, 2023)

  • [Fix] Dynamic property deprecations for PHP 8.2
  • [Fix] Deprecated variable format for PHP 8.2
  • [Added] Pass $css_url with powered_cache_fo_css_do_concat filter.

3.2 (August 31, 2023)

  • [Refactored] Improved JS optimization and execution options for better performance.
  • [Updated] Enhanced Delay JS feature and removed the default timeout.
  • [Added] Introduced post-level controls for delay and defer JS options.
  • [Added] New feature to automatically add missing image dimensions.
  • [Added] Added a link prefetching option to improve user experience.
  • [Added] Compatibility with Bricks Builder introduced.
  • [Added] New global admin notice to prompt cache purging upon plugin activation or deactivation.
  • [Fix] File optimizer no longer runs in Customizer preview; now compatible with Colibri Page Builder.
  • [Fix] Ensure conditional tags on the page for page cache drop-in.
  • [Fix] Disabled DOM parser optimization for HTML minification.
  • [Fix] Resolved a glitch in the Diagnostic modal.
  • [Fix] Fixed DOM violations on the Settings page.

3.1.1 (August 1, 2023)

  • Added some clarifications about AVIF support

3.1 (July 20, 2023)

  • Moved the image optimizer from beta to the stable release. [Learn More] (https://poweredcache.com/features/image-optimizer/)
  • New Feature: Introduced the ability to bypass the first nth images with lazy load.
  • General enhancements made to the Lazy Load feature.
  • Resolved: Deprecated jQuery functions.
  • Updated: Minify package.
  • Updated: Background processing package.
  • Tested with WP 6.3.

3.0.5 (May 30, 2023)

  • Fix: PhastPress cache purge callback
  • Fix: Memcached drop-in set_multiple warning
  • ensure html tag exists before running HTML minifier

3.0.4 (May 25, 2023)

  • DelayedJS bugfix
  • Added new compatibility with PhastPress

3.0.3 (May 22, 2023)

  • Fix: Html Minification bugfix

3.0.2 (May 21, 2023)

  • Fix: Html Minification error below PHP 8.1
  • Added: x-cache-enabled and age headers
  • Added: sorting for cache query strings
  • nginx configuration tweaking

3.0.1 (May 16, 2023)

  • Fix: Malformed robots.txt due to FileOptimizer
  • Fix: Don’t execute lazyload script as delayed.
  • Adding clarity to the JS execution field.

3.0 (May 15, 2023)

  • Added: Bunny Fonts as replacement of Google Fonts
  • Added: global nopoweredcache parameter to skip optimizations
  • Added: Cache query strings to generate separate cache based on query and value
  • Added: WooCommerce compat for geolocation with page cache support.
  • Added: Delayed JS execution.
  • Added: Remove Unused CSS feature.
  • Added: New HTML minification library.
  • Updated: Background processing library.
  • Bump required PHP version to 7.2
  • Object cache drop-in updates: supporting *multiple and wp_cache_supports
  • Refactored: Accepted query strings renamed as ignored query strings.
  • Various small improvements and fixes.

Detailed changelog located in changelog page