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Beware, don't update to 0.93, found massive issue in the generated code! (18 posts)

  1. dfumagalli
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I have been socking my head against a wall for 6 hours now.

    One of my remaining shared hosting website on a large host would show all sorts of craziness: broken CSS, endless errors, validation nightmares...
    Plus the website scored C on Page Speed with massive red warnings.

    It's odd, because usually I tend to tame W3 Total Cache quite well.

    I have disabled everything in it except page / browser cache and minify and found out this HUGE generated code issue.

    Whereas using v. 0.9.2.11 (including re-installing it after removing 0.9.3) W3 TC generates this code:

    Couple of header lines
    
    <link rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" href="http://www.domain.tld/directory/wp-content/cache/minify/000000/d2874/default.include.f06f00.css" media="all" /><meta
    http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=UTF-8" />
    ...

    in version 0.9.3 it generates this wrong code:

    Couple of header lines
    
    <link
    rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" href="http://www.domain.tld/directory/wp-content/cache/minify/000000/d2874/default.include.a0952a.css" media="all" /><meta
    http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=UTF-8" />
    
    ...
    
    <link
    rel='stylesheet' id='admin-bar-css'  href='http://www.domain.tld/directory/wp-includes/css/admin-bar.min.css?ver=3.6' type='text/css' media='all' />
    <link rel='stylesheet' id='contact-form-7-css' href='http://www.domain.tld/directory/wp-content/plugins/contact-form-7/includes/css/styles.css?ver=3.5.2' type='text/css' media='all' />
    <link rel='stylesheet' id='edd-styles-css'  href='http://www.domain.tld/directory/wp-content/plugins/easy-digital-downloads/templates/edd.min.css?ver=1.7.2' type='text/css' media='all' />

    Yes, you saw it right. 0.9.3 creates the minified file and then it imports every minified file a second time, like it is a non cached website that loads all the CSS and JS one by one. Plus, disregarding settings, it also adds a ?ver=N.N.N suffix to each, to annoy search engines as much as possible.

    This duplication of course causes all sorts of disasters, double the bandwidth consumption and more http connections than a non cached website.

    Therefore I warmly suggest anyone seeing oddities in their website since installing 0.9.3 to see if it's duplicating CSS and JS files like it did to me.

    http://wordpress.org/plugins/w3-total-cache/

  2. Anthony Somerset
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    the issue there is minify then disabling minify should work as a workaround in the meantime

  3. dfumagalli
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    No, the workaround is to downgrade back to 0.9.2.11.

    I have carefully put together the about 30 CSS files and 55 javascript files required for that website to work. If I disable minify the pages take 30 seconds to load instead of 2-3.

  4. roam92
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hi dfumagalli, we continue to have the same problem...

    Did you happen to submit a bug report via the Support tab in the W3TC plugin?

    The plugin developer(s) don't seem to be present on these WP Forums, so wondering if that's the only way to try to get this issue addressed or fixed...

  5. dfumagalli
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hi dfumagalli, we continue to have the same problem...

    Did you happen to submit a bug report via the Support tab in the W3TC plugin?

    The plugin developer(s) don't seem to be present on these WP Forums, so wondering if that's the only way to try to get this issue addressed or fixed...

    No, I have installed the best version I have: 0.9.2.11 and doing fine with it. I am very busy and also am closely following this other plug in issues. The developer in there is very kind and responsive so my time is well spent there.

  6. SysFailure0x5a
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Where can I get 0.9.2.11?

  7. Pereira
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Is this actually happen to everyone with 0.9.3 still? 'Cause 0.9.2.11 has a big issue with debug and the blank pages being shown instead of cached pages, so I currently use 0.9.2.10 however I suspect its got issues with garbage removal, so I was planning on updating to 0.9.3, but having no minify is not an option for me. Need feedback! Cheers.

  8. emexonline777
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    So how do you get it back to the previous version because I'm also getting a lot of errors as well, please help.

  9. dfumagalli
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I just downloaded the previous version, then uninstalled 0.9.3 and installed the old one with the "install zip" option.

  10. emexonline777
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hi, thanks, where do I download the previous version?

  11. rostol
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    every single previous version can be d/l here:
    http://wordpress.org/plugins/w3-total-cache/developers/

    But summing up:
    0.9.3 has borked minfy
    0.9.2.11 has apparently a problem with debug and page cahce (blank pages sent)
    0.9.2.10 is the one to install ?

  12. emexonline777
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I see, thank you! Appreciate your reply :-)

  13. jcarella
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I had a huge issue after installing 0.9.3. I could not login to the dashboard until Ipage tech support managed to delete the "/hermes/bosoraweb059" file for me.

  14. Marcelo Pedra
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hello guys, I just installed the 0.9.3 version in a production multisite and without using minify it's working really well.
    I see the source code of my pages and there is no proof of being ignoring my minify settings. I just disabled that feature and it's ok.
    Anybody?

  15. emexonline777
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I"m glad its working for you. I wish it did for me. I didn't notice the problems until I tried to installed BPS (bullet proof security), then it became a huge issue.

  16. Vijay Padiyar
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

  17. roam92
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Thanks very much for posting, but the real question is:
    Why has the plug-in developer not fixed 0.9.3?

    This version has been out for months and many users have reported problems with minify.

    I am very reticent to manually patch complex plugins with unofficial code, but yet the developer is nowhere to be seen...

    Has this plugin been abandoned??

  18. roam92
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hi everyone, has anybody upgraded yet to the new 0.9.4 version of W3TC and seen if the problem with minification was fixed?

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