I hope the fact that they are offering a premium plugin will not result is deficient support of this plugin.
Maybe I was confusing this with YAARP/Blog Glue. Sorry for the misrepresentation.
Have you tried deactivating your other plugins?
I tried deactiving the plugins that I'm willing to live without and it doesn't make sense to disable the functionality of my site for the marginal performance gain W3TC gives. As I mentioned earlier, I have done a lot of speed optimization manually already.
If the plugin has known incompatibilities, the author ought to list those in an FAQ or something, I believe.
In spite of all of this, Chris Zhou is right. This version is buggy.
I actually did experience the problem that he describes on a post at my site. Shortly after implementing the W3TC plugin, a broken link was reported on one of my posts at the site. I went to that post and the category, all in one seo data, and custom field data were on the post but no content was in the post edit area. I had to use BackupBuddy to restore the last known version of the site to temporary location on my server to recover that popular post.
There is other recent evidence of problems with this version of W3TC.
Here is a recent thread:
When I found the error log on my server, I implemented the fix found in this recent thread:
FWIW, When I'm doing a lot of editing I deactivate W3TC and reactivate when I'm done.
Why do you find this necessary?
what are the instructions for completely uninstalling this plugin?
Since the plugin is not working for me, is there a detailed procedure for uninstalling all the files related to it after deleting the plugin?
I have the deepest respect for the effort that was involved in envisioning, creating and maintaining this post so my comments are not intended to disparage anyone. I'm not upset nor do I feel abused in any say. :) It is just very clear that the plugin will not working for me.