Easy Web Performance Optimization (WPO) using caching: browser, page, object, database, minify and content delivery network support.
this is not your usual plugin - it has a lot of settings and a bit of a learning curve. take time to follow instructions and read faqs. get it working with basic install before utilizing more advanced functionality.
4 stars because it covers all options that can be for optimizing performance.
It would benefit 5 stars if it would provide notices on some JS libraries that break on certain minify settings. Docs are available in PageSpeed and other sources about this.
Some difficulties with minifying system
Ive used W3 Total Cache for about 2 years and my review is way overdue.
The software is intuitive and the speed and performance one can expect varies depending on your particular setup.
Browsing the forums I can see that the support is above average from the developer and have had no reason to post questions myself as others had similar questions being answered.
It's somewhat rare to find a well programmed plugin that is as useful and well supported as W3TC.
Most of us use a shared hosting service and performance can be pitiful. Whatever we can do on our end to make a speedy and positive impact to our readers or customers is needed. W3 Total Cache is a great start to improving your sites performance.
Along with a shopping cart plugin I use that doesn't like being cached and a slow time to first byte, I still get in the high 90 from various performance test with my small site loading fairly quickly considering the shared server its on.
If you plan on using W3 Total Cache, the biggest tip I can offer is learn to use your browser to trouble shoot your site. Firebug in FireFox or Developer tools in Chrome are my preference.
Doing this allows you to see what scripts are loading and allows you to then go back to W3TC and configure the plugin to best work with your site.
Much support is out there should you needed it. I don't think you will find a better plugin that allows as much flexibility and offers as much of a performance boost as W3 Total Cache.
thanks for making this great app.. i wish it was more intuitive but meh..
Simplemente, el mejor
Working with this plugin is tiring and sometimes confusing. But, it's great!!
Excellent caching, sped up my site a lot. Be sure it works with your theme first — some are a bit finicky.
Slight problems coordinating with Bulletproof Security, not a big deal.
seems to do the job, I guess...
Really nice Plugin helped me a lot, but still need to say that it's not easy to configure for beginners please provide a more detailed videos for each setting which can help to understand what All functionality / options actually do & what to select.
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