How to Enable WPTouch helper plugin in Wp Super Cache

Being on Shared hosting, having a good cache plugin is very important for any WordPress blog, and from last 3 years I’m playing with two of such plugins: W3 total cache and Wp super cache. At the time of writing, I’m using Super cache plugin.

At times, W3 total cache plugin works great and on some server Super cache. I also use Wp touch plugin to give a mobile compatibility view to my site. Today, when I was checking my site on iPhone, I realized it’s loading complete site and not mobile compatible version. I opened Wp touch settings and all looks great.

Most of the time, when I’m fixing a problem in WordPress, I usually disable other plugins or atleast disable cache plugin. I opened Super cache settings and I see this message:

enable the WPTouch helper plugin

WPTouch plugin detected! Please go to the Supercache plugins page and enable the WPTouch helper plugin.”

I have never seen such kind of message before, and after bit of playing around, I found this nifty plugins tab under Super cache settings. If you are also facing the similar issue with Wp touch plugin not working, here is a qucik work around for this.

  • Go to Settings > Super cache
  • See if you are also getting similar error as above screnshot
  • Click on plugins tab
  • Enable Wp touch support and update the settings

Wptouch support is Enabled

Quite easy to activate and seems like Super cache have pushed all plugins option under this tab, which will be useful for us to quickly manage settings.

Also, once you have enabled the plugin support, make sure to go to Super cache .htaccess settings (Advanced) and update the mod-rewrite rule. As , your WordPress .htaccess file needs to be updated to reflect and enable the changes. Keep in mind, if your Htaccess file is not updated, you might not see the changes.

Quick workaround, but useful for those who are using Super cache and Wp touch plugin. Have you seen such kind of problem earlier? Which cache plugin and mobile optimization plugin are you using on your WordPress blog?

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Harsh Agrawal is a blog scientist and a passionate blogger. He is blogging since 2008 & writes about Blogging, SEO, Make money online & tech. His blog, ShoutMeLoud receives 1 million Pageviews/month and have over 700K subscribers.


COMMENTs ( 2 )

  1. says

    Hello Harsh, do you have any Idea of my problem
    My site was running file with wptocuh enabled in wp super cache as mentioned you from last six months, but suddenly i faced the probelm that even in desktop browser mobile theme is opening by default. I then disable and and enable wp-touch and even uninstalled , installed wptouch but probelm is still there. Even my website failed to load then what i have done , I rename plugin folder using fileZilla to plugin1, dashboard come after I have disabled both the option mobile support in advanced setting and in plugin disable wp touch. after that also changed caching option as php cashing in place of mod_rewrite rules. In .htaccess file i delete all the mod rewrite rules. After that my site come alive. I have done many times to again enable wptouch but same problem. Where is the problem could you help. Now I am not able to set mobile theme any solution

  2. kevin redman says

    Hi the strange thing is I am having the same problem. I am using the same mobile plugin as you and it has stopped working. I tried what you done to no avail guess I will have to go through my plugin and find out the problem