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W3 Total Cache

Easy Web Performance Optimization (WPO) using caching: browser, page, object, database, minify and content delivery network support.

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1 star
Too complicated
By ,

Horrible user interface, I think you need a PhD to use this!

1 star
Don't use this plugin! Too risky find another.
By , for WP 3.9.1

Far too risky to use this plugin and there is no way to know ahead of time whether it will give you a white screen of death. Horrible plugin!!! Although this plugin works well for some... If it breaks your theme and you get a white screen of death removing the plugin becomes next to impossible. With over 300 1 star review it happens too often for this to be a good plugin. The plugin adds lines to htaccess both in the wordpress install directory as well as in your root directory. Most shared hosting will not allow you to access this level of your hosting so you will need your host to give you access to the root folder so you can edit the htaccess. Then the plugin also creates lines in your wp-config as well as thousands of other files on your server in the wp-content folder. The plugin cannot be deleted until you actually remove all the lines from htaccess files and in the wp-config file. So removing this plugin completely becomes a long process and nightmare even for skilled coders. I would not recommend putting your website at risk.

1 star
Every website I use it gets fucked up by it
By , for WP 3.9.1

It includes well known themes like inovado and customizr.

1 star
Annoying popup!
By , for WP 3.9.1

It is the best plugin among other caching system.
-REVISED-
Few minutes ago I made above review, but, Support Us popup made me to revise what I wrote. That popup really disturbed me.

1 star
A lot of Absurd
By , for WP 3.9.1

Thousands folders, thousands files, Not good for IIS.

1 star
I HATE this plugin!!!
By , for WP 3.9.1

all i want is to be able to dlete the cache and turn it off sometimes.. its a nightmare! seriously.. I spent ages fighting against cached content. Fine.. it does what it says.. but I have no idea how to disable it. I untick everything and delete the cache (and empty my browser cache) it stillshows cached content! - simple on/off/purge button???

1 star
Do. Not. Touch!
By , for WP 3.9.1

Outright broke the website - Author refuses to acknowledge it even tho a number of people have reported it.

It cant be removed in any easy way.
After people complaining about this P.O.S screwing up the site and uninstalling it left the database and server riddled with crap, the only response from the author was: The purpose of the plugin is not to clean up the database.

YES IT GOD DAMN IS, IF YOU MESSED IT UP!

1 star
More pain than gain.
By , for WP 3.9.1

This plugin comes up with a load of option. But, 90% options you can't use or won't work as intended. Very poor or no support. Once you install it, it's kind of ticking time bomb and you never know when it will go off. Also, the upgrades will be never smooth. Every upgrade will come up with loads of problem then gain. So, you are not a tech-ki , just stay away from this or install it and pay $99 for the tweaking.

So, if you want a simple plugin use this https://wordpress.org/plugins/wp-super-cache/ . It may not be as sexy is as this one, but end of the day more manageable and the performance gains are as close as W3TC.

I wish this plugin works smoothly at some point.

1 star
Only want to sell
By ,

Too much trying to sell services and pro version.

1 star
Much the invasive advertising offers.
By , for WP 3.9.1

Much the invasive advertising offers.
Uninstalled.

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