Easy Web Performance Optimization (WPO) using caching: browser, page, object, database, minify and content delivery network support.
Worked fine but after a week I kept having to run maintenance on my SQL database. Uninstalled the plugin, and everything works fine now.
This Plugin has killed all my Avatar Pics and deleted all Group Admins!
Before W3-total cache
Load Time: 7.50 s
W3-total cache Installed
Load Time: 14.52 s
First i thought i've configurated it wrong. So followed all steps for best performance. Worst loading with w3 is 23.73 s
If W3-total cache can proof me wrong, please do contact me W3-total cache otherwise i am very disappointed.
I've uninstalled this plugin because without it my website perform the best.
The installation process for W3 Total Cache broke my site, specifically by putting unparseable config into my site's top level .htaccess.
Possibly the worst first impression imaginable, really.
If I could give this a negative 100 rating, I would. First, wouldn't install and had to go through hoops to do so. Then it broke the entire site. I can't get into admin. I am going to have to reinstall wordpress and then use the backup to reinstall the site. Never had a plugin break the whole site. But this one found a way. Will never try it again.
This plugin gets all kinds of rave reviews but over the past couple of years every time I have tried to use the plugin it completely crashes my site. Maybe not right after I install, but after an wordpress update, a plugin update, a different plugin install BOOM! 404s. I understand you can't write code that will not conflict with every plugin, but I have had enough and actually decided to give feedback for once. Hundreds love this plugin and if you can get use out of it great, but from now on I'm going to pass.
Thank you and good luck
Installed this is the two sites i run. And it worked like a charm - for a couple of Days and then i saw i sharp rise in code 403/404. It increased from a handful to hundreds per month. I searched the corners of the web for a solution and have tried a lot of things, but today i uninstalled it. Every time i made a change in something the site worked for Everything between an hour and a couple of Days until it went down.
It seems that the plugin works better in chrome then IE.
And if you want a plugin that works as intended directly when you install it - this is not for you. You have to search and even use some trial and error to máke it work. Right after install my site became 50% slower, but some tinkering later it finally went faster, but then the errors came instead.
Having issues with the cron job - ended up removing the plugin - seems like they are pushing for more paid support from w3-edge.com (plugin's developer) "In response to customer demand, we’ve expanded the offerings around paid W3 Total Cache support. Use the form below to order service and improve your site’s performance today." I'm not sure if the plugin has just gotten more buggy or if the configuration has gotten too complex - but it stopped working for me and a paid support modal dialog appeared on the plugin page.
Nothing is working as expected. NOTHING.
And as soon as you have spent days of you life digging in the code, he changes something and: the actual file resides in wp-content/cache/minify/000000/34c4b/default.include.js but browser requests /wp-content/cache/minify/000000/34c4b/default.include.4b1194.css
Congratulations! You are served. Another heart atack and another day went for nothing. [abusive comment removed]
There is no walkthrough to set this plugin up properly -- I had to do a search in YouTube to find a tutorial that would help.
Between enabling the CDN (I use my amazon cloudfront account) as well as minify took my speed from 6s to 44+ seconds ... UM NO.
It did have me an A grade using GTmetrix and a 94 in scoring with PingTools but my blogsite loadtime was HORRENDOUS!!! How I got an A and 94/100 with a 44 second speed, I haven't the faintest o.O It's quite perplexing.
This plugin is NOT userfriendly unless you are VERY WELL versed in caching and how it works. I would say it sin't not a even good for advanced users if you don't know what you are doing.
I'm very sad because my hosting company recommended this caching plugin after 2+ months of hell -- and it still has not helped my blogsite in any way, shape or form. It's only made it worse.
It does not play well with many plugins and it doesn't play well with my current theme. I am not going to stop using my plugins that I have used for 2+ years for a caching plugin that obviously is causing MULTITUDE of issues for many on a DAILY basis -- and the there just doesn't seem to be ANY response for the authors.
Deactivated, deleted and moving on!
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