WordPress.org

Ready to get started?Download WordPress

Plugin Reviews

W3 Total Cache

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

18910150

1493 reviews
Average Rating
4 stars
4.5 out of 5 stars
4 stars
Like the plugin, annoyed by the pop-up
By , for WP 3.9.2

The fact that the rate us pop-up plugin appears every time I access the page is super-annoying and hampering.

I'm still giving 4 stars because the plugin is excellent.

4 stars
Like the plugin, annoyed by the pop-up
By , for WP 3.8.2

The fact that the rate us pop-up plugin appears every time I access the page is super-annoying and hampering.

I'm still giving 4 stars because the plugin is excellent.

5 stars
My favorite caching plugin
By , for WP 3.9.2

Does everything you want it to do and really gets load speed where it needs to be. I would totally buy the paid version but don't really need to since the free version does everything I need...but may I will just to avoid them sneaking their link onto my site!

Great plugin, should make the free version a bit more limited so that you don't have to work so hard for exposure. You created a great product, you should charge it for it.

Cheers!

1 star
Considerably slows my site
By , for WP 3.9.2

With fully built caches, more than triples the load time of my sites according to both desktop and web-based tools. This happens across several different environments and hosting services, as well as very different WordPress configurations. Unfortunately, this was once a invaluable tool but something has become broken along the way.

4 stars
Good
By , for WP 3.9.2

Some issues with minify CSS with the formcraft plugin, but overall it's good.

5 stars
Great
By , for WP 3.9.2

Great plugin

5 stars
Best performance!
By , for WP 3.9.2

I like it!

1 star
Poor Support _ plugin no longer works properly
By , for WP 3.9.2

Having made a few posts as well as searching for a few similar posts in the forum I have found the W3 team never respond to anything

I have used the plugin since December but my site was getting progressively slower, needing constant restarts.

it got to the point where it would white screen and need a restart daily with ram usage going up to 1gb (instead of the usual 300-500mb it is on my vps hosting a couple of sites) and it was clear there was some form of memory leak

not to mention the constant minify error that was emailing me and notifying me hundreds of times a day that 2 years ago someone from W3 said they would fix in the next release yet it still isn't.

deactivating the plugin made the white screen errors go away and each page load (including all pictures) in 1 second or less instead of the 3-7 seconds it was taking with the plugin switched on.

chaching is supposed to speed up your site but it slowed down mine.
throw in the need for constant restarts, the lack of any customer support (even for premium usuers) and site down time it is pointless using this plugin

4 stars
function vs. pop up
By , for WP 3.9.2

Enjoying this plugin loads - when not constantly bugging me with "support us" pop up... Guys, I've liked, shared, subscribed and rated.
Let me do the work now.

5 stars
Nice plugin
By , for WP 3.9.2

Able tomincrease rating in gtmetrix

You must log in to submit a review. You can also log in or register using the form near the top of this page.