One of the things you learn as your website grows is that performance is critical. These days, most people expect your site to load quickly, and they don’t have much patience unless it does. ‘Caching’ – essentially a way of keeping your loading times lean that we’ll talk more about shortly – is a key way to keep your website’s visitors happy. Browser caching enables your website to load faster by cutting down on how much information users need to re-load after their first visit. It’s a simple way to reduce loading times, and anyone can implement it on their website. In this article, we’re going to talk about what browser caching is and what it means to leverage it in WordPress. Then we’ll talk about when you should disable caching and how to set it up in the first place. Finally, we’ll help you check if caching is working as intended on your website. Let’s get to work! An Introduction to Browser Caching If set up correctly, websites will often save some of their files to your computer. That way, you won’t need to load the entire thing over the internet each time you revisit it. This process is known as browser
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