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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
BEWARE of W3 Total Cache
By , for WP 3.8.1

I don't know what the problem is. Maybe W3TC 0.9.3 is not compatible with WP 3.8.1. All I know is that this plugin is a friggin nightmare. First, there are so many settings to configure that it will make your brain bleed. Then all it did was slow my site and WP Admin down. This plugin only managed to create a lot of bloat.

Now for the best part...trying to remove the plugin from the WP Admin. After you delete it and then try to make other changes to your website you will get this error message: W3 Total Cache Error: some files appear to be missing or out of place. Please re-install plugin or remove /home/*****/public_html/****/wp-content/advanced-cache.php. Removing this file doesn't correct the problem either. I have wasted the better part of the last few days trying to get this mess straightened out. So if you are smart, steer clear of this pathetic piece of coding.

1 star
Don't Believe The Hype
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It's become fashionable to rave about this plugin.

Fact is, the plugin is a confusing maze of setting and options that only a nerd would know how to use.

This is not user friendly.

1 star
As much fun as sticking your hand in a blender!
By , for WP 3.8.1

Well this is the second time I've tried W3 Total Cache and I'm now reminded why I dumped it in the first place.
I'm sure this plugin works fine for many people but for me it causes many problems, conflicts and slows down my site (even in the admin panel). By far the most problematic WP plugin I have ever used. Again, this plugin must work great in many situations but for me it has only been a complete train wreck. Currently running WP 3.8.1, Atahualpa 3.7.12 and several other plugins. Sorry to complain, but I've never had issues like this with any other WP plugins. :(

1 star
it coast me alot of hours
By , for WP 3.8.1

It cost me alot of hours on my one domain, so now im trying like an idiot to recover my website.
I cant even uninstall the plugin, i tried manually and i ruined everything, now trying to recover, thanks alot.

1 star
It works....but after update
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As above, its a mighty powerful plugin, but the annouying pop up wont go away!! If I wanted a link in my footer i'd put it there!! :(

1 star
Broke my theme's mobile site menu
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This plugin didn't work with my theme, Alien WP's Origin. Installing it disabled the menu on the mobile version of my site and I was unable to resolve this so had to uninstall W3 Total Cache.

1 star
Do not install at this point
By , for WP 3.8.1

Do not install at this point. It's not working very well with WP 3.8.1.
Don't install it to "try it out", you will get seriuos issues with speed testing sites even after you discover that it sucks at this stage and uninstalling it.
Plus the authors is nowhere to be found at the support forum here.

1 star
NOT 3.8.1 compatible...
By , for WP 3.8.1

As soon as WP did an auto update I was having problems.
As soon as I deactivated W3 Total Cache.. the problems disappeared...

I was lucky to have noticed, in admin mode I wasnt seeing it.. but I was building a forum and logged out to test it.. that's when I saw it. Logged back in.. it worked again.. that was my first clue. At first I thought it was the Revolution slider, because that's where it was most noticable.. but after hrs of trying this and that... it was when I deactivated Total Cache that everything was normal again.

I hope this gets resolved, right now it seems that Total Cache is not compatible with 3.8.1. I hate having it off and hope it doesnt effect my google ratings too badly with the slower download speed.

1 star
Shame about the bugs
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I was really pleased when I put this plugin on my site - the Google PageSpeed response was better than with any other combination of plugins. And then I checked on a variety of browsers - and the only browser that rendered my site properly was Chrome. To cut a long story short, the problem is isolated to page cache setting - all is well when it's deselected! Which is not much use because that's where I got all the pagespeed improvements. When W3 is active and page chache is active, IE,Safari and Firefox only render the header and footer of my site. All else is missing!n It's a shame - this seems like a superb plugin!

1 star
internal error 505
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Ho installato questo plugin su un multisite e mi è apparso internal error 505.
Oltre non vedere più il sito non riuscivo più ad entrare in wp.
Dopo che l'ho cancellato sono continuati i problemi, neppure facendo il backup del sito ho risolto nulla. Ci sono voluti 3 gg con il supporto dell'hosting... panico!!!

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