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[Plugin: W3 Total Cache] How to safely downgrade to earlier version (4 posts)

  1. Parneix
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hi,

    I’d like to downgrade from the current version of W3TC to the one just before: that is from 0.9.2.5 to 0.9.2.4

    I guess I can’t use the auto install in WordPress? Should I download the older version from WordPress.org repository and replace the actual folder with the folder from the old version?

    I’m concerned with customization, settings and tweaking. I wouldn’t want to have to configure everything again from the ground up (CDN, exception, exclusions, etc.) Is there a way to save to settings while downgrading?

    I’m downgrading because there’s a conflict between W3TC and BackupBuddy. NOW, I’m not throwing rocks. In fact, I’ve read quotes from both parties saying it’s not their plugin, it’s the other one. I don’t want to fight about that: I just want things to work like they were working before. Maybe I’ll try the next update (from one plugin or the other), hoping for a fix.

    Thanks a lot!

    P.

  2. Pothi
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    The settings are stored in a file named w3-total-cache-config.php in /wp-content/ folder. You may save this file and then upload it after the downgrade. Be sure to take a database and files backup of the entire site too.

    Off-topic: According to the changelog, the version 0.9.2.5 is a security update, even though, it affects only a specific use-case.

  3. Parneix
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hi,

    Thank you. Yes, I’m perfectly aware of the security issue. Version 0.9.2.5 was fixing a vulnerability discovered in W3TC at the very end of December 2012.

    P.

  4. Frederick Townes
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    The security fix did introduce some bugs for some users depending on their configuration combinations. It's best if you upgrade to the latest version.

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