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What Happens if You Don’t Clear WordPress Cache?

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Are you facing trouble with your web page loading? Your WordPress website is not getting enough Google traffic? Or you go to your site and the website’s appearance is changed? All of these signs indicate that you need to clear WordPress cache on your website.

Web developers must deal with this very common situation while creating and launching websites. Cache clearing is one of the essential things that removes all the barriers coming in the way of a site’s functioning. Without it, a site may decline in its overall performance, and moreover, it might suffer an interruption for a long time.

If you’re a beginner, you might be asking:

What Does “Clearing Cache” Mean?

Whenever you visit a website, data caching usually occurs. This means that your browser saves certain website files to your device (desktop, tablet or phone), in order to streamline your next website visit. With the cache in place, the website will load faster next time. This is a great feature, but it takes up space. And clearing your cache means deleting any saved data to free up room on your browser, server or device. In this blog post, we will tell you what happens if you don’t clear WordPress cache and a step by step instructions on how to do it.

TL;DR
If you don’t clear WordPress cache, your website may not be up-to-date with the latest changes, you may see an older version of your website. You may not be able to access some or all of your website’s pages and your website may not function properly

How long has it been since you haven’t cleared your site’s cache?

Let’s dig out some pointers slowing your website’s pace and stopping you from ranking on the internet.

No Empty Space

Many developers think removing junk files is the only solution for making space in the hard drive. Instead, it creates a temporary space which is not enough to store more data. Therefore, you need to install a plugin to clear WordPress cache on your system to manage your site’s functionalities.

Loss of Target Advertisement

As a brand owner, you might be using cookies to lure customers into purchasing your products and services. Moreover, you will be relying on target advertisements to gain more traffic. One of the most significant disadvantages of not deleting WordPress cache is to lose target advertisements that wipe out all the saved cookies. This intends to compromise your brand’s strategies which results in losing customers.

Loading, Loading and Loading!

Nothing feels worse than sitting idle and waiting for a web page to load completely. A web’s performance is directly proportional to its back-end functionalities, and the cache is one of them. It is a place where all the data is stored temporarily. When it gets full many junk files occupy the space and slow down a site’s performance. As a result, it causes hurdles in providing an online experience.

Bugs and App Errors

When you have a lot of hidden files in the internal storage for a long time, the chances of getting app errors and bugs are increased. This tends to impact your browsing, or the app takes more time to launch. In this case, you need to check on old and new corrupt files that become a reason for experiencing errors. This is where the plugin to clear WordPress cache comes into play.

Possibilities of Security Threats

Since technological development has skyrocketed, hackers have been attracted to cybercrimes. They are seen more into interrupting private networks and data breaching activities. Moreover, they use hidden data to embed viruses in HTML documents. Therefore, you must be aware of these hackers’ traps and clear your site’s internal storage.

How to Clear WordPress Cache?

One of the most simple ways to clear WordPress cache is to download a plugin, for example, WP Rocket. You will first need to install and activate the plugin, then head over to your WordPress dashboard, navigate to Settings > WP Rocket and click on the orange Clear Cache button.

If you don’t want to use a plugin, you may need to clear it manually. This process is different depending on what web host you are using, but you can usually do it from your host’s admin area. Many hosts also add an option to clear WordPress cache on your WordPress dashboard when you set up your website.

Final Thoughts

Since cache plays a vital role in boosting your website’s performance, it may get harmed if left on your system. The black hat hackers can take full advantage or use data to embed viruses. Try to keep your old cached data clear, so your business WordPress website always stays on top in Google ranks.

If you need help hosting or setting up your website, contact Web Design Southampton today!

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