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[resolved] [Plugin: W3 Total Cache] default excluded user agents too strict? (4 posts)

  1. techotronic
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Hi,

    the user agents that are excluded by default are too strict.
    E.g. they exclude the Google Bot, which is bad since Google recently included the page speed into their page rank algorithm.

    It took me quite a while to find out why google and some performance measuring sites would report my site to be so slooooooow.

    I deleted all user agents from the list in my configuration.
    A question: Why were the user agents in there in the first place? It seems that all robots can understand gzipped websites, now.

    Best regards,
    Arne

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

  2. Frederick Townes
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    This was to avoid generating too many cache files for sites. Obviously this approach is outdated (for different reasons) and the defaults are removed in the next release. Compression is irrelevant.

  3. techotronic
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Hi Frederick,
    thank you for your quick response!

    Your plugin rocks!

    Best regards,
    Arne

  4. Frederick Townes
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    You're welcome.

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