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[resolved] can't edit posts anymore (12 posts)

  1. Marj Wyatt
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I'm running a site and just installed w3 total cache v 0.9.2.4

    The site is http://www.getincomeblog.com

    Even though I've checked to not have the plugin cache content for logged in admins, there are many posts that I don't seem to be able to edit any longer. Since I'm in the process of rewriting several posts and optimizing images on the site, this is a hindering things.

    I'm pleased with the improved performance but I have to be able to use the site as an admin/editor at all times. What settings do I need to have ticked to NOT freeze posts from being edited?

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

  2. Chris Zhou
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    There are many bugs in this version(0.9.2.4),
    1.sometime I active this plugin,but it still in active plugin lists, 2.sometime I deactive this plugin,but it still in inactive plugin lists,
    3.when the post is published, the page will be refresh, but title post title is empty,the post content is empty
    4. .... and more.....
    hope the next version will repair these issues

  3. Marj Wyatt
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I actually lost a post tonight. I guess I will deactivate the plugin until the author comes in and provides a solution. I can't have my primary site limping and/or breaking.

    I've done a lot of optimization already and I really don't want to lose another two hours recovering the lost posts, as I had to do tonight. I hope the fact that they are offering a premium plugin will not result is deficient support of this plugin.

  4. Marj Wyatt
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I guess my next question, if the remedies are not forthcoming, is what are the instructions for completely uninstalling this plugin?

  5. robnalexpress
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I hope the fact that they are offering a premium plugin will not result is deficient support of this plugin.

    Who? What? Where?!

    Clearly you've got a conflict somewhere. I've never heard of W3TC interfering with the ability to edit pages/posts. Have you tried deactivating your other plugins?

    FWIW, When I'm doing a lot of editing I deactivate W3TC and reactivate when I'm done.

  6. Marj Wyatt
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    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:
    http://wordpress.org/support/topic/plugin-w3-total-cache-recently-an-error-occurred-while-creating-the-css-js-minify-cache?replies=26

    When I found the error log on my server, I implemented the fix found in this recent thread:
    http://wordpress.org/support/topic/plugin-w3-total-cache-call-to-undefined-function-after-update?replies=7

    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.

  7. robnalexpress
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Sorry you're having trouble. I'm running W3TC on 3 sites with no problems.

    If the plugin has known incompatibilities, the author ought to list those in an FAQ or something, I believe.

    That's not reasonable or possible. There are thousands of plugins out there, and occasionally they don't play nice with each other.

    When I'm doing a lot of editing I deactivate W3TC and reactivate when I'm done. I do this so I can quickly view changes in another browser without having to clear the W3TC caches.

    I have done a lot of speed optimization manually already.

    Your site gets a Yslow Grade D - 63 and a Page Speed score of 75. Using W3TC, my sites get between 94 - 97.

    what are the instructions for completely uninstalling this plugin?

    First, delete the plugin from WordPress, then go into your sites cpanel/file manager and delete all w3tc files and folders. Also, check your database and delete any W3TC tables.

  8. Marj Wyatt
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Ok ... I may have found the underlying problem in my theme. It is related to this comment that I made earlier:

    I have done a lot of speed optimization manually already.

    One of those manual fixes was to implement this line of code just under the closing </head> tag:
    <?php flush(); ?>

    I was led to this solution by reading the FAQ again and more thoroughly.

    After remarking that line of code out, I reactivated the "corrected" version of the plugin. The "corrections" are noted in this thread:
    http://wordpress.org/support/topic/plugin-w3-total-cache-call-to-undefined-function-after-update?replies=7

    I am noticing that the wp-admin dashboard is much more sluggish after reactivating the plugin, however. Has anyone else encountered this?

  9. Marj Wyatt
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Update: I now cannot flush the spam folder...

  10. Marj Wyatt
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Another Update: Disabling the code above did NOT solve the problem in the edit posts area. It just took a while to cache that area of the site again, I guess.

    What are the instructions for completely removing this plugin?

    P.S. The FAQ makes this statement

    Will the plugin interfere with other plugins or widgets?
    No, on the contrary if you use the minify settings you will improve their performance by several times.

    That seems to be an optimistic statement, based on my experience. As I mentioned earlier, I have reviewed and disabled the plugins that I'm willing to live without. The rest of the plugins are plugins that I consider to be essential.

  11. robnalexpress
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    what are the instructions for completely uninstalling this plugin?

    First, delete the plugin from WordPress, then go into your sites cpanel/file manager and delete all w3tc files and folders. Also, check your database and delete any W3TC tables. If necessary, remove the following code from your .htaccess file:

    W3TC Browser Cache
    W3TC Page Cache core
    W3TC Skip 404 error handling by WordPress for static files

  12. Marj Wyatt
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    @robnalexpress ... Yep! My site could operate faster. I'm trying to improve the page speed and thus my foray into W3TC.

    What is most frustrating about the recommendations that W3TC offered, and I implemented, is the lossy compression of images. I did that and in some cases the image size was reduced by 60% yet the same recommendation kept appearing, as if it was referring to the un-lossy image.

    But that is off topic to my original inquiry.

    Thank you very much for your responses and advise.

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