Support » Plugin: W3 Total Cache » Amazon Cloudfront Not Pulling

  • Done a bunch of searches but nothing seems really resolved and not specific to my need, so let me try fresh.

    Using Amazon Cloudfront (currently not using a CName since I can’t get past the main part) – Distributions: origin is my domain, domain name is, status deployed
    W3 Total Cache – Enable CDN, Amazon Cloudfront (origin pull), on the CDN settings, everything is filled out properly, evident by “Test Passed” when I try.

    Now, if I check off anything to “host” on the CDN and save settings, the entire site goes nuts. It looks like nothing is actually pulled to Amazon. If I click through my site and go to an image, it shows it is hosted at, however, it is blank. The formatting is all wacky (so I think the CSS isn’t hosted either).

    Bottom line, using this setup, I don’t think anything is actually being “pulled”. What am I doing wrong? I don’t want to use push since I update frequently.

    Any help is appreciated!

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  • Plugin Author Frederick Townes


    Did you create the distribution using W3TC?

    Hi, I am having a very similar problem, just checked my site after a perfectly functioning distribution being in place for years and it has suddenly stopped working.

    When the CDN is disabled the site returns to normality instantly.

    I have tried the usual steps of updating codes etc, but I still have no success. Oddly the plugin says “Test Passed” when I try to test the distribution.

    Alarmingly I have tried checking direct links to individual previously uploaded images files and they display only 20% of the time. For the record my distribution was created through Amazon and has been in place for years.

    Apologies, in my case I have isolated the problem to an issue with Amazon. Sorry to interrupt this thread, I would just say that don’t assume that the AWS Cloudfront is flawless, it is well worth checking that thoroughly before you assume it is a W3TC issue.

    Thanks for all your hard work Frederick.

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