Support » Plugin: W3 Total Cache » Beware, don't update to 0.93, found massive issue in the generated code!

  • 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/

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

    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.

    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…

    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.

    Where can I get 0.9.2.11?

    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.

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

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

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

    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 ?

    I see, thank you! Appreciate your reply 🙂

    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.

    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?

    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.

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