Temporarily turn off caching and performance options

Deactivate caching and performance plugins during build phases. Only enable before launch.

Common Caching and Performance plugins: 

  • W3 Total Cache

  • WP Super Cache

  • WP Rocket

  • Sucuri Firewall

  • SG SuperCacher (SiteGround)

  • WP Engine Caching

  • Bluehost Caching

  • WP Smush Pro

  • Perfmatters

  • Cloudflare CDN

  • WP Fastest Cache

  • WP-Optimize

  • Cache Enabler

  • Comet Cache

  • Hyper Cache

Not sure if you are using a performance plugin?

The safest way to test is to deactivate all plugins except the ones required by the theme author.

  • Reference the list below for the theme that you are using.


  1. Yes - Awesome! Keep the plugin deactivated until you are ready to launch your site.
  2. No - Okay, let's try "Temporarily turn off security, maintenance and coming soon plugins" at the bottom of this article.