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[Plugin: W3 Total Cache] W3 Total Cache is an abandoned project? (35 posts)

  1. sLa NGjI's
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    W3 Total Cache is an abandoned project?

    Latest Stable Release: 2011-08-26
    Development Release: 2001-08-31

    1. W3 Total Cache is full compatible with WordPress 3.3.1 or slowness blog speed?
    2. xml sitemaps are really cached?
    3. Why page cache core code is duplicated?
    4. Browser cache code is XHTML BASIC 1.1 compilant?
    5. Pragma Public is really necessary?
    6. Vary Cookie break IE cache?
    7. Content-Type is charset UTF-8 compilant?
    8. Cache-Control post-check, pre-check for IE browsers are supported?

    Thanks! :)

  2. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Just because a plugin hasn't been updated for a while does not mean that it has been abandoned.

  3. Pothi
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    W3 Total Cache is full compatible with WordPress 3.3.1 or slowness blog speed?

    It is working very well on a WordPress 3.3.1 install that is fairly busy with about 1 million page views per month and with the help of W3TC, I was able to achieve the load time of less than 2 seconds for the home page. It varies greatly on other pages, though.

  4. NerdInProgress
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Hi,

    I have W3TC flying about 6 sites without problem. If it is slowing yours, it is likely a configuration problem or other reasons in the code - maybe another plugin?

    It is a fantastic plugin, but it does take some getting used to - it does many things most of us don't bother to tweak, so it is a learning curve, but once you are there, it is great.

    Hang in there, and ask whatever problems you have here. The owners may be in and out, but trust me, there are plenty of users who can help too :)

    Vidyut

  5. sLa NGjI's
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Thanks to all for replyng my post, but W3 Total Cache is official declared compatible up to 3.2.1 and not 3.3 or 3.3.1 :)

  6. sLa NGjI's
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Pragma Public is deprecated forge.typo3.org/issues/24334 The Pragma Public header is used to include implementation-specific directives that might apply to any recipient along the request/response chain. This header is deprecated, in favour of Cache-Control. HTTP only defines Pragma: no-cache; other uses of this header are deprecated. ;)

    IE cache not work if Vary Header contain Cookie specification! Caching Improvements in Internet Explorer and Using back button: IE and Safari not reading from cache whereas Firefox and Chrome The Vary header indicates the set of request headers that determines whether a cache is permitted to use the response to reply to a subsequent request without validation. In uncacheable or stale responses, the Vary field value advises the user agent about the criteria that were used to select the representation. ;)

    Read More on Caching here http://www.mnot.net/cache_docs/#PRAGMA

    sitemap.xml is not cached with W3 Total Cache! ;)

    Browser Cache Core Code Content-Type text/html is not UTF-8 compilant: Content-Type text/html;charset=UTF-8 is correct.

    Browser Cache Core Code is wong on .htaccess

    Worong Code:
    <IfModule mod_mime.c>
        AddType text/css .css
        AddType application/x-javascript .js
        AddType text/html .html .htm
        ...
    </ifmodule>
    Correct Code:
    <IfModule mod_mime.c>
        AddType text/css;charset=UTF-8 .css
        AddType application/x-javascript;charset=UTF-8 .js
        AddType text/html;charset=UTF-8 .html .htm
        ...
    </ifmodule>

    Page Cache Core Code contain duplicated code on .htaccess ;)

    RewriteCond %{REQUEST_METHOD} !=POST
        RewriteCond %{QUERY_STRING} =""
        RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} =yourdomain.com
        RewriteCond %{REQUEST_URI} \/$ [OR]
        RewriteCond %{REQUEST_URI} (sitemap\.xml(\.gz)?) [NC]
        RewriteCond %{REQUEST_URI} !(\/wp-admin\/|\/xmlrpc.php|\/wp-(app|cron|login|register|mail)\.php|wp-.*\.php) [NC,OR]
        RewriteCond %{REQUEST_URI} (wp-comments-popup\.php|wp-links-opml\.php|wp-locations\.php) [NC]
        RewriteCond %{HTTP_COOKIE} !(comment_author|wp-postpass|wordpress_\[a-f0-9\]\+|wordpress_logged_in) [NC]
        RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} !(W3\ Total\ Cache/0\.9\.2\.4) [NC]
        RewriteCond "%{DOCUMENT_ROOT}/wp-content/w3tc/pgcache/%{REQUEST_URI}/_index%{ENV:W3TC_UA}%{ENV:W3TC_REF}%{ENV:W3TC_SSL}.html%{ENV:W3TC_ENC}" -f
        RewriteRule .* "/wp-content/w3tc/pgcache/%{REQUEST_URI}/_index%{ENV:W3TC_UA}%{ENV:W3TC_REF}%{ENV:W3TC_SSL}.html%{ENV:W3TC_ENC}" [L]
        RewriteCond %{REQUEST_METHOD} !=POST
        RewriteCond %{QUERY_STRING} =""
        RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} =yourdomain.com
        RewriteCond %{REQUEST_URI} \/$ [OR]
        RewriteCond %{REQUEST_URI} (sitemap\.xml(\.gz)?) [NC]
        RewriteCond %{REQUEST_URI} !(\/wp-admin\/|\/xmlrpc.php|\/wp-(app|cron|login|register|mail)\.php|wp-.*\.php) [NC,OR]
        RewriteCond %{REQUEST_URI} (wp-comments-popup\.php|wp-links-opml\.php|wp-locations\.php) [NC]
        RewriteCond %{HTTP_COOKIE} !(comment_author|wp-postpass|wordpress_\[a-f0-9\]\+|wordpress_logged_in) [NC]
        RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} !(W3\ Total\ Cache/0\.9\.2\.4) [NC]
        RewriteCond "%{DOCUMENT_ROOT}/wp-content/w3tc/pgcache/%{REQUEST_URI}/_index%{ENV:W3TC_UA}%{ENV:W3TC_REF}%{ENV:W3TC_SSL}.xml%{ENV:W3TC_ENC}" -f
        RewriteRule .* "/wp-content/w3tc/pgcache/%{REQUEST_URI}/_index%{ENV:W3TC_UA}%{ENV:W3TC_REF}%{ENV:W3TC_SSL}.xml%{ENV:W3TC_ENC}" [L]

    All of this, and others issue are really ;)

    P.S. Frankly, clones of users of the plugin author, that enhance their skills, I do not know what to do. We want real answers, not fake marketing. And I say this with absolute humility. :)

  7. Pothi
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I'm unsubscribing from this thread. ;)

  8. sLa NGjI's
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Pothi, i have added your feed on my feedreader ;)

  9. texoweb
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    We are working to fork, fix and improve this plugin. It has too many problems for advanced users right now.

  10. sLa NGjI's
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Remember texoweb, on W3 Total Cache revision and recode, reccomandations of redbot.org and W3C MobileOK Checker, HTML5 abnd XHTML 1.1 basic ;)

    Thanks :)

  11. Frederick Townes
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    For those wondering. The project is not abandoned. The next update is planned for early March.

  12. Frederick Townes
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    @sLaNGjI, can you submit a bug submission form from the support tab of the plugin?

  13. sLa NGjI's
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    The project is not abandoned. The next update is planned for early March

    Very good ;)

    Can you submit a bug submission form from the support tab of the plugin?

    YES a.s.a.p. :)

    Bye!

  14. Frederick Townes
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Thanks

  15. Frederick Townes
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Thanks

  16. Bozz
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Thanks for the fantastic plugin! Now that we are into April, do you have a new outlook on release date for updated plugin?

  17. sLa NGjI's
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    :lol

  18. extesy
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    yeah, early April, then it will be early May, etc...

  19. Bozz
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Hi Frederick -- Any thoughts on update progress? Is anyone considering a fork of this project?

  20. prefect
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    unfortunately I consider it abandoned after 6 out of 6 blogs that I had it installed on were hacked. I removed it from 3 of the blogs and cleaned the other 3, then the 3 that still had it were hacked again while the others were fine. Really too bad because I _love_ this plugin, so much so that a year or so ago I paid to have them optimize it and it worked awesome. No matter how fast a site is, it's no good if it keeps getting hacked.

    That being said, I'll try it again if they ever release another version.

  21. Hubert Nguyen
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Prefect, what makes you think that W3TC has something to do with the hacks?

  22. gooma2
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    has anyone heard about any updates. I see that last one from Frederick was him saying that an update would be out in early March....but now we're in May...or maybe he was talking about a month with an 'M' in it?

  23. kletskater
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    March 2013 maybe?
    It's a lot of work maintaining a plugin, and after all there is life after WP

  24. lozanopalacios@rightclickpr.com
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    First of all, thanks to Fred for an amazing plugin. I am still a bit worried with the pace at which WP upgrades and the pace at which the plugin updates or gets officially supported. As for other caching plugins, I don't see any other doing any better anyway. So, that said, I will use the cache plug-in when it's known to be ready.

  25. sLa NGjI's
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    lozanopalacios i remember you that W3 Total Cache is an abandoned project!

    Bye!

  26. Daniel J. Lewis
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    With WordPress 3.4.1 now out, I think I'm running into compatibility issues and am also hoping for an update. But I may have to switch plugins.

  27. kletskater
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    what do you think is a worthy alternative to W3TC, for WP super cache lacks a lot of settings

  28. gooma2
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    while waiting for the next W3TC update, I've had no issues with WP Super Cache, and it's a really easy one to set up and works with no problems. So until this one gets the update that was promised several times now, Super Cache is working great!

  29. kletskater
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    W3TC gifs me a 92/100 (used to be 84/100) with the right settings W3TC still works(WP super cache gave me 88/100 tops)

  30. Frederick Townes
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    The forthcoming releases will further widen the gaps between WP Super Cache and W3 Total Cache and I do hope the comparisons will stop eventually. :)

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