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How to Clear the WP Engine Cache

WP Engine built-in caching is a breath of fresh air if you’re used to managing caching plugins, and their finicky settings and tendency to break.  Built into the WordPress dashboard, the WP Engine cache control is just two clicks away, which makes theme changes easy to see immediately.

This action can also be accomplished via the WP User Customer Portal which is a nice feature addition, allowing an administrator or network technician to clear the website cache, without having direct WordPress access.

WPEngine Cache Control User Portal
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How to Access phpMyAdmin at WP Engine

WPEngine phpMyAdminIf you’ve run WordPress for any length of time, you’re no doubt familiar with phpMyAdmin.  Access to phpMyAdmin can often be critical to your WordPress debugging needs, and thankfully WP Engine makes this very easy.

Unlike some web hosts which hide phpMyAdmin, or put it behind an additional (and unknown) password – phpMyAdmin at WPEngine is accessible via one-click inside their User Portal.

Steps to Access phpMyAdmin at WP Engine

  1. Login to the WPEngine User Portal.
  2. Click PHPMyAdmin in the sidebar menu.
  3. That’s it!

phpMyAdmin will launch in a new tab, and you’ll have direct access to both the staging, and live databases.

Make sure to run a full backup before making any direct changes to your database.