Support » Plugin: W3 Total Cache » Leverage browser caching not being reflected in GTMetrix score

  • Resolved Meltdown16



    I installed W3 Cache on our site yesterday, and Leverage Browser Caching doesn’t seem to be working for the GTMetrix Report. You can see an image here of the ‘F’ score from GTMetrix.

    We using the Avada 7.1 theme, and I followed all instructions on how to setup W3 Total Cache with Avada here… So for each browser cache section, I have the following enabled…

    Set Last-Modified header
    Set expires header
    Set cache control header
    Set entity tag (ETag)
    Enable HTTP (gzip) compression
    Don’t set cookies for static files

    What is also interesting is I have Enable HTTP (gzip) compression yet we still have an ‘F’ score for recaptcha.js not being compressed, see image

    I turned off Minify as it caused problems with our site.

    We are using CloudFlare, and I installed the CloudFlare plugin too as an extension to W3 total cache.

    Please can you advise why we are still not having the score benefit of Leverage Browser Caching and the Enable Compression when we have in fact set these up?


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  • Thread Starter Meltdown16


    What’s interesting is we have this issue for mobile only, 55% GT Metrix score, on desktop we have a 97% GTMetrix score.

    Plugin Support Marko Vasiljevic


    Hello @meltdown16

    Thank you for your inquiry and I am happy to answer.
    I’ve tested your website and I can say that the test results are amazing.
    Please note that the Mobile score is always lower than the Desktop and in order to achieve an awesome mobile score your entire website should be served as AMP as every single asset, JS or CSS are consider “one too many”
    The user experience on your website is fantastic on both Desktop and mobile.
    Now moving on to those suggestions. The resources Gtmetrix is complaining about are third-party (external) resources that are coming from a server other than yours.
    This means that W3 Total Cache or any other plugin by that matter cannot handle those files since they are not on your server:

    As you can see these are all external links loading on your website.

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