How to completely uninstall WP Super Cache plugin

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Sun Oct 01, 2017 10:37 am

Despite its popularity, this Automatic cache plugin sometimes does not do a clean install after uninstalling it and deleting it from your plugins screen. Although it is the one that is best uninstalled when deactivating and deleting the plugin, it does not always get it , then I always recommend that you check that it has done well.

The list of modifications of the plugin that you must check to completely uninstall it , if they existed after uninstalling it and deleting it is the following:
  • Delete file / wp-content / advanced-cache.php
  • Delete file / wp-content / wp-cache-config.php
  • Delete in your server's .htaccess file everything from #BEGIN WPSuperCache to #END WPSuperCache , both lines included.
  • Delete in the file wp-config.php the line that says define ('WP_CACHE', true); // Added by WP-Cache Manager
  • Delete in the wp-config.php file the line that says define ('WPCACHEHOME', '/ home / username / public_html / wp-content / plugins / wp-super-cache /'); // Added by WP-Cache Manager
  • Delete the folder / wp-content / cache /
  • Delete the folder / wp-content / plugins / wp-super-cache /
You may not find anything or that you find everything, I tell you that is the one that best behaves when uninstalling it, but it always checks.

No matter if you had it active in basic or advanced mode, check the list always after deactivating and deleting it.

At best you will only find the lines  #BEGIN WPSuperCache and #END WPSuperCache in the .htaccess file, with nothing between them, but delete them equally.

Regards  :)

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Fri Nov 24, 2017 4:23 am


you can try manually full uninstall:

1- Turn off caching on the plugin settings page and clear the cache.
2- Deactivate the plugin on the plugins page.
3- Remove the WP_CACHE define from wp-config.php.
4. Remove the Super Cache mod_rewrite rules from your .htaccess file.
5. Remove the files wp-content/advanced-cache.php and wp-content/wp-cache-config.php
6.Remove the directory wp-content/cache/
7. Remove the directory wp-super-cache from your plugins directory
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Sun Nov 18, 2018 7:12 am

I see its an old thread but do you know if we can remove this via FTP without clearing cache.. the plugin is causing a 500 error and we cannot gain WP-admin access
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