The following steps were completed to setup Hyper Cache and Autoptimize during the 2018 Speed Study of Hyper Cache.

How to Setup Hyper Cache – Step by Step

Steps 1 & 2: Let’s start by jumping into our WordPress Dashboard and clicking through to Add New Plugins. In the search bar, type Hyper Cache. Then click Install Now.

Install Hyper Cache Plugin - Screenshot 1

Step 3: Once Hyper Cache is installed, click Activate.

Activate Hyper Cache - Screenshot 2

Step 4: Find Hyper Cache within the Settings menu (in Main Navigation Menu of WordPress Dashboard). Then click Hyper Care.

Hyper Cache Settings - Screenshot 3

Hyper Cache Settings

Steps 5 to 8: Check Enable Compression, Enable on-the-fly compression and Allow browser caching. Then click Save.

Hyper Cache Settings - Screenshot 4

Step 9: With all the settings complete, now click Clean the whole cache.

Clean Hyper Cache - Screenshot 5

How to Setup Autoptimize – Step by Step

Steps 10 & 11: Now we’re going to install Autoptimize as a perfect pairing with Cache Enabler. In the search bar, type Autoptimize. Then click Install Now.

Install Autoptimize Plugin - Screenshot 6

Step 12: Once Autoptimize is installed, click Activate.

Activate Autoptimize - Screenshot 7

Step 13: Find Cache Enabler in your list of plugins. Then click Settings.

Autoptimize Settings - Screenshot 8

Step 14: To see all the options available, click the Show Advanced Settings button.

Autoptimize Advanced Settings - Screenshot 9

Steps 15 to 17: Place ticks against Optimize HTML Code, Keep HTML comments and Optimize Javascript Code.

Autoptimize HTML & Javascript Options - Screenshot 10

Steps 18 & 19: Scroll further down the page and check Optimize CSS Code & Aggregate Inline CSS.

Autoptimize CSS Options - Screenshot 11

Step 20: After all the above checks have been completed, the final step is to scroll to the bottom of the page and click the Save Changes and Empty Cache button.

Save & Empty Cache - Screenshot 12


If you have any questions about this tutorial on How to Setup Hyper Cache & Autoptimize, please feel free to ask in the comments below and I will try my best to answer them 🙂