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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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2 stars
Awful on a network installation
By , for WP 3.9.1

Awful on a network installation

2 stars
Good plugin but you might get a Fatal Error in your page
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This is a great plugin and I have had it for about 8 month until an issue happened. It might be an easy fix but I'm a novice at wordpress.

I started getting this error when going to a few of my pages on my website Fatal error: Unknown: Cannot use output buffering in output buffering display handlers in Unknown on line 0

The only way I have found to get rid of the error is to deactivate the plugin. I have heard there is something to adjust in the minify setting but have yet to find clear instructions yet.

2 stars
Didn't cache something correctly
By , for WP 3.7.1

This plugin looked to be great. On a WordPress site we display the most recent posts by category in the right column.

When using this plugin, it was somehow caching the pages such that the most recent posts would be "corrupted" with posts from any of the other multiple categories; turning off the caching returned the pages to normal.

So then we installed and tried the WP Super Cache plugin, and haven't had the issue since.

Overall this plugin is great with the options presented, but was causing problems with caching and custom code thus were forced to uninstall and use a different plugin.

2 stars
Seems to Work but Confusing Settings
By , for WP 3.9.1

The plugin seems to make my page load a little faster. However, the settings were a little confusing to set up. And now every time I load the plugin I get a nag screen asking me to rate the plugin, even though I already did it. If it weren't for the nag screen, I would rate it higher, but it's really annoying.

2 stars
Nuked admin area
By , for WP 3.9.1

Worked fine till the latest WP update rolled out. After that, completely nuked access to my admin area. I'm still in the process of manually uninstalling all of the related files and settings to restore access. BTW, good job with those instructions on how to manually uninstall (that was sarcasm for the slow-witted).

2 stars
Great in frontend, bad in back-end
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I used this plugin for years with different themes, plugin combinations, etc and it really makes a good job serving faster pages, but it always slowed down the administration functions.

2 stars
caused gravity forms to break, and newest update has obnoxious pop up
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In addition to being a little more difficult to configure than other caching solutions, this one has a few times (on different sites) caused conflicts with other plugins... today it was gravity forms. Plus the most recent update now displays a giant obnoxious opt-in pop up box demanding that I follow him and opt in to his email list, EVERY TIME I load the settings dashboard. No thanks!

2 stars
OK
By , for WP 3.8.2

Is anyone else having trouble with the annoying popups...I've given the love by sharing...I've deselected the sign me up for yet another newsletter yest EVERY time I hit refresh, save, or clear a cache the popup comes back...got old quickly

2 stars
Such a shame....
By , for WP 3.8.2

The plugin is very good, but that Support Us pop-up is very annoying. Appears every time on every page load of W3 Total Cache. That's not nice, guys, it's not nice at all!

2 stars
Support Us Nag Screen
By , for WP 3.8.2

"Support Us" Nag Screen continues to pop up when trying to use the plugin no matter which option you choose, Cannot disable this or empty the cache.

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