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WP Super Cache was developed in 2007 by Donncha Ó Caoimh, who works as a developer at Automattic, and since then it has become one of the most popular WordPress caching plugins, improving the performance of more than two million websites. And it does it for free. Now, the plugin has joined Automattic’s Jetpack family.
The Future of WP Super Cache
“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.”Donncha Ó Caoimh, Plugin Founder & Developer at Automattic
Jetpack development will be moved to their performance team, which is already working on related features like Jetpack Boost and the CDN. The good news, especially for users located in the EU who are critical of Jetpack due to the GDPR: WP Super Cache will still be available for free, meaning you can use its core features without connecting to Jetpack.
However, you’ll soon notice an updated, modern user interface on WP Super Cache that will be easier to use. Also, work is already going on behind the scenes to ensure compatibility with Jetpack’s other performance features like Jetpack Boost.
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