After installing and activating W3 Total Cache on WP 3.1.3, I opened the Settings > General page, and saw four HUGE red warning messages:
The first message at the top says:
"Disk enhanced page caching is not active. To enable it, add the following rules into the server configuration file (/home/content/.htaccess) of the site above the WordPress directives . Or if permission allow this can be done automatically, by clicking here: "
Permissions had been set to 777 on .htaccess, wp-content (and all sub-dir's). I tried the auto-install option and also pasting the code manually. BUT still I get error message:
"The page cache rules could not be modified. Please create an empty file in /home/content/.htaccess and run chmod 777 /home/content/.htaccess to resolve this issue".
.htaccess is there and has 777 permissions, so that makes no sense at all.
The other error messages on the settings page are:
"Browser caching is not active. To enable it, add the following rules into the server configuration file (/home/content/.htaccess) of the site . Or if permission allow this can be done automatically, by clicking here: . "
"Minify is not active. To enable it, add the following rules into the server configuration file (/home/content/w/h/a/what9710/html/wp-content/w3tc/min/.htaccess) of the site . This can be done automatically, by clicking here: ."
"The required directives for fancy permalinks could not be detected, please confirm they are available: Creating and editing"
The other messages on there, which are not errors, are:
"/home/content/w/h/a/what9710/html/wp-content is write-able. When finished installing the plugin, change the permissions back to the default: chmod 755 /home/content/w/h/a/what9710/html/wp-content. "
"Preview mode is active: Changed settings will not take effect until...."
Which does not make sense.
All other plugins are disabled.
Can anyone help, I've been at this for nearly a full day now without any sleep, I'm desperated to get it working.
I'm also concerned because I submitted a bug report to the author, filling out all the fields including my admin username and password, and I haven't had any reply...
Any help at all is very welcome!!!