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Best Step by Step W3TC Tutorial (17 posts)

  1. Tranny
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I've tried to set up W3TC on my site in the past but after dealing with intensely complicated set up for hours, I eventually gave up concluding that it's way too technical for an ordinary webmaster to comfortably set up.

    I'd like to give it another try and wanted to ask if someone could point me to the best step by step tutorial on how to set up W3TC for maximum performance.

    Thank you ;/

    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/w3-total-cache/

  2. Kieguy
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

  3. Frederick Townes
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 2 years ago #

    Thanks Kieguy, hopefully I will have time to write more guides this year.

  4. gooma2
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I used to love this plugin and it worked beautifully but now it's so hard to keep changing it. I'm hoping that a new update eventually comes so I can come back to it again. Right now WP Super Cache is doing the job and I tried W3TC again this weekend but there's no difference between the two right now.

    Fingers crossed a new update before 2013!

  5. lelongbank
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    the best setting for w3tc using this method..zemalf....and with google page speed service.....my results..........98 / 90

  6. Dean Dyer
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    hey,
    sorry if this is off topic.... but I thought this plugin helped secure my site as well as increase page speed...
    Dose anyone know how I can stop hackers from logging into my dash board and posting scammer links to my site?
    It killing my business.
    thanks
    dean

  7. Frederick Townes
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 2 years ago #

    Your site has been compromised. You need a service like securi.

  8. Dean Dyer
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hey Frederick,
    Thank you for your comment. But what do you mean Compromised?

    could you be exactly specific? I'm currently 7 days to homeless. At 50 yrs old and a dieing career that I'm desperately tring to keep going, I need money... is about all that would fix my mess.
    If I had it to hire Securi, I would... I can hardly feed my dog...
    I'm not interested in a hand out at all Frederick, But I would really appreciate a hand up..

    If you could suggest any thing or site that I could learn what to do that I could fix my site. I would greatly appreciate it, and I would be at your service to help you with sharing or anything you need I can do.

    thank you
    dean

  9. swearingdad
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    @ Dean: Change your password. Now. To something obscure like 5%tyrGH7&uojh$E399*hjj

    Go into your users and check no other users have been added.

    And change your FTP password. Now.

  10. royby
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    the tutorials I've seen so far all seem to deal with installing and optimizing w3 Total Cache, but does anybody know of tutorials/instructions for "living" with W3 TC after it's installed and optimized?

    The reason I ask is because I had W3 TC installed and up and running on a site and all seemed well until yesterday, for the first time since the install, I altered the functions.php file and uploaded it via SFTP to the theme folder. The site suffered a 500 server error and it took me a lot of dismantling, uninstalling etc to get it working again. Is there some procedure I need to be aware of with W3 TC prior to uploading updated files?

    I should add that the only change I'd made to the site was installing W3 TC, prior to that I was uploading altered files as per normal with no problems.

    So I guess my first question still stands, anybody know of tutorials on W3 TC after the install etc?

    cheers - roy

  11. Kristen Hanna
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Thanks Kieguy, for your valuable information. It is very helpful.

  12. mitul shah
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Loook This tutorial One helps you step by step guide with snapshot - http://forwpblogger.com/plugins/w3-total-cache-plugin/

  13. Gail
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I had tried everything to get W3 Total Cache to make a difference with my shared-hosted WP blog, but I kept getting no improvement. I finally followed the tutorial here:

    http://gtmetrix.com/wordpress-optimization-guide.html

    My blog page went from 78/69 to 100/100. I stand amazed. I went from a 3.63 second page load time to a 0.35 second page load time. I'm sold now. Thanks for a great product! :)

  14. Gail
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    *groan* Now my page isn't even appearing anymore. Any advice?

    http://dappledthings.me

  15. Gail
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Well, I went back and deactivated the Smush.it plugin and my site loaded fine, so it seems to be a problem with Smush.it.

    My page is still getting a score of 100/100 with Smush.it deactivated, but it would seem I will have to activate Smush.it whenever I add an image to my image library in order to retain the benefits of the plugin.

    Obviously, this is not how the plugin was designed to work and will be time intensive compared to having it running in the background.

    I have posted to the Smush-it WordPress.org support forum. Hopefully they will be of some help. If anyone here has any suggestions, I'd be happy to hear them. In the meantime, I am still very pleased with W3 Total Cache and love the GTMetrix.com WordPress Optimization Guide. :)

  16. Gail
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Now I just don't understand what's going on. I refreshed my browser caches in Chrome, IE, and Firefox and my page wouldn't appear once again. So, I deactivated W3 Total Cache and now my page is back. What am I doing wrong?? I followed the directions here, so you can see what settings I enabled. I also have CloudFlare enabled since I use it. I disabled the Smush.it plugin as I said earlier. Can someone look at the optimization guide and look at my blog and see what I might be doing wrong. My page score is back to 77/69 without W3 Total Cache and Smush.it. Please help!

    http://dappledthings.me

  17. black lion
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I used the W3 total cadch but after a server-crash I set up a new one. Now I see that the old one leaved a lot of the old one. It say that 33 33 and root are the owners. I can't delete them. The server has a plesk parallel desktop but even not on that I can't remove the cache and the wct3 dir's. How to get them deleted???? Please help me out, because it is eating 3Gb of my space.

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