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[resolved] [W3 Total Cache] Have the same problems with broken CSS & more (22 posts)

  1. frg
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    first a big ty for this superb plugin!

    just this current version HAS some problems (with all mayor browsers) - rendering errors can also be seen with webpagetest:

    - broken css & js when minify is on
    -- auto setting not working
    -- manual (verbatim copied from last w3-cache) also dead

    - no gzip on all css, js files

    - compatibility check output has transparent background garbeling text

    - Google Page Speed dashboard widget setting doesnt toggle

    - i get no minify error notification, even when i have 404 on css & js files

    hope it all gets fixed soon.

  2. plaban
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I've exact same problem after updating W3 Total Cache to latest version.Any way to fix this?

  3. pull-start
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Ack. Me Too!. My previous minify settings were working great before upgrade. Hope this gets fixed soon, it's a great plugin.

  4. extesy
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    +1, same issue for me.

  5. frg
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    i guess by now our dear plugin author knows that something went wrong! some many changes in the current version of this complex plugin..

    just found out when it gives me the 404 file-not-found for minified js and css files these are looked for in the wrong directory stemming from site root. but in my WP installation actually resides in a subdirectory.

    i.e
    http://zzz.org/wp-content/w3tc/min/0fb4a/default.include-body.2138336412.js (whole path not existing)

    http://zzz.org/SUB/wp-content/w3tc/min/0fb4a/default.include-body.2138336412.js (like this, it worked in the last version)

    this line in the changelog makes me think
    "Moved browser cache rules to site root instead of document root"

    anyway i can wait a few days with css / js minify off - if it takes longer to fix i will do a rollback to version 0.9.1.3.

    i still have saved settings for the older version and the deinstallation i read is plainless & clean.

  6. Jason
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    +1 for me, too. WP3.1.2, W3TC 0.9.2

    Love the plugin, but just this morning awoke to hear from my client that their website is showing unstyled content. Sure enough, I check the site, and it seems that all content is being shown as raw, unstyled HTML.

    On a hunch, I deactivated W3TC, and the site comes back looking fine. I've tried flushing the cache, but the plugin just goes to a blank screen. Also, when I try de/reactivating it, I just get the following error message:

    Warning: Cannot modify header information - headers already sent by (output started at [THEME FILE PATH]/functions.php:259) in /home/mahercom/public_html/wp-includes/pluggable.php on line 897

    Not sure what other info you need, but hopefully this is helpful!

  7. obrun
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    From @w3edge on twitter "users need to switch minify to manual minify mode".
    The fix seemed to work for me.

  8. robnalexpress
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Just upgraded to 0.9.2 and got NO THEME CSS on both sites. Under General Settings - Minify - Minify Mode, I switched to manual and it fixed it for me. Will be watching for a permanent fix.

  9. Rocco T
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Thanks obrun

    That worked for me after I cleared all the caches out.

    I am not exactly sure what the minify does but hopefully it will be fixed soon

  10. theApe
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    "users need to switch minify to manual minify mode" That worked for me on two sites.

  11. Chuck Reynolds
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    did this to everybody... minify to manual mode then flush and it worked on some sites but still had issues on other sites. After a bunch of flushes it seems to shake loose. I don't think the flush always works.

  12. realtyrealized
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    If you turn it on MANUAL and don't ADD any of your themes files that you want minified, then it's like turning it off! So of course it fixed, but it's really not fixed. You have just turned off the Minify option.

  13. Erunafailaro
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    @realtyrealized - confirmed!

    Switching to manual does not work if you also add urls of the files that should be minified.

  14. frg
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    @realtyrealized
    @Erunafailaro

    I can also confirm. That is also true for the 0.9.2.1 fix

    http://wordpress.org/support/topic/plugin-w3-total-cache-0921-still-bad-ftp-details

  15. mttorley
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Sad day for plugin author... :( Guess we all know what he's working on today!!!! minify Dead on Rackspace CloudSites Hosting.

  16. Web2Guru
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Guess this problem still isn't fixed. Only solution was to turn off Minify. Just updated to the latest version of the plugin and it still has this problem.

    Noticed the minified css files used to be in separate folders for each site in the multi-site, now files are being generated in the main w3tc folder, but the stylesheet link is incorrect.

    Tried auto and manually adding the CSS files, got a different stylesheet link structure, but was still incorrect.

  17. shezoom
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I'm new to W3TC and was totally stoked to begin seeing some load times go down. I am somewhat relieved to see that the CSS problem is not exclusive to my rookie ways ... however just wondering ... has anyone else been experiencing problems with their CDN's being recognized.

    I use Amazon S3 along with CloudFront

    When I setup my CDN to refer to the S3 ... everything seems to work including the CSS even with the minify selections enabled

    However when I reference the CloudFront (either push or pull) the CSS blows up.

    Hummmmmmmmm ... any ideas?

  18. Alamoxie Web Design
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I'm using Amazon S3 + CloudFront + W3 Total Cache. Latest versions of WordPress and W3 Total Cache.

    You may have the same problem I do if you make some change to minification--for example, adding or removing a CSS or JS file--and then it can't find the file. I check this in Google Chrome by right-clicking the page, clicking "Inspect Element" and then going to the Resources tab and expanding the different types of files. A red flag shows beside any CSS or JS files with errors... and often the error, for the combined file W3 Total Cache created, is a 404. Indeed, when I look in the Amazon S3 bucket I see that the file it is referring to is not actually there!

    After extensive experimentation, I think there's some bug in W3 Total Cache, and the workaround is to disable minify and then enable minify each and every time you make a change to any minify settings. Hopefully this will help other people.

  19. Frederick Townes
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 3 years ago #

    Is anyone having issue with the latest release?

  20. Rocco T
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I'm really not a tech guy so I am not sure why, but the minify feature still will not work on "Auto". If it is in Auto, the site does not load. I have the latest version of W3 but I assume having it on manual is almost the same as having it off.

    just to let you know

  21. Frederick Townes
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 2 years ago #

    Can you submit a bug submission form from the support tab of the plugin please?

  22. Rocco T
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Done,

    Let me know if you need anything else

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