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[resolved] Do I still need W3 Total Cache? (3 posts)

  1. Liddika
    Member
    Posted 11 months ago #

    Hello,

    Seeing that Wordfence has it's own caching system built in, do I still require W3 Total Cache?

    https://wordpress.org/plugins/wordfence/

  2. Wordfence
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 11 months ago #

    Wordfence Falcon is designed to be a replacement for W3.

    Regards,

    Mark.

  3. raytronx
    Member
    Posted 11 months ago #

    I installed Wordfence and like the security but I don't know about Falcon. It boosted about some great speed increases, but... I just switched to Falcon and getting much slower speed reports from Google PageSpeed Insights and Pingdom. Previously I was using W3 Total Cache and Cloudflare and getting pretty decent speed scores of 90+.

    Now Adsense thinks my site is much slower.

    62 / 100Suggestions Summary
    Should Fix:
    Leverage browser caching
    Show how to fix
    Eliminate render-blocking JavaScript and CSS in above-the-fold content
    Show how to fix
    Consider Fixing:
    Prioritize visible content
    Show how to fix
    Optimize images
    Show how to fix
    Enable compression
    Show how to fix
    Minify JavaScript
    Show how to fix
    Minify CSS
    Show how to fix
    Minify HTML
    Show how to fix

    Pingdom - 71/100
    Your website is slower than 74% of all tested websites

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