Support » Plugin: W3 Total Cache » Minify URL rewriting is not working error in latest version

  • Shyzer


    I noticed that my site began running extremely slow and sluggish a few weeks ago right around when I updated to the latest version of W3TC. Upon investigating, I see that the plugin is now saying:

    It appears Minify URL rewriting is not working. If using apache, verify that the server configuration allows .htaccess or if using nginx verify all configuration files are included in the configuration.

    I only have 6 js to minify (all links are current) and 2 css files (both with unique names, so no duplicates there.)

    Any idea what might be causing this error?

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  • I am having the same problem. The minified CSS file is created but my site still uses the non minified CSS files. The only difference with your situation is that I am not receiving any notifications about possible errors. Have you ran the compatibility check?

    Jose Vega


    I´m having the same problem too in a diferent way. The minified CSS file is fine, but the cached pages files are created but my site still is uses the non cached version.

    Thomas Anderson


    I am getting error too.. “Recently an error occurred while creating the CSS / JS minify cache: File “X/tfg_style.css” doesn’t exist. I have already deleted plugin which W3 is calling. If its false positive, why we still see this after updating to new version.



    Seems like there’s a super long delay in loading the site as well. I’ve since deactivated the plugin, which actually sped up the site loadtime, though it’s still slow as Christmas.

    There seems to be a lot of similar threads being posted here about slow load times and minify URL errors with the new release. I’m contemplating installing an older version of the plugin and seeing how the speed is then.

    Cody Konior


    The current JS Minification option breaks the Menu button that appears in the Twenty Twelve theme when the screen width is small (like in a small window or iPhone), so I have it turned off.

    That aside, it also breaks when you use the “Use Google Libraries” plugin; the site and Performance dashboard slows to a crawl (taking a few minutes to refresh) and throws spurious errors including that the URL rewrites aren’t working. I’ve seen others report the same problem.



    Inclusion of css file by jQuery:

    without w3tc
    script type=”text/javascript”>jQuery(“head”).append(unescape(“%3Clink rel=’stylesheet’ id=’frm-forms0-css’ href=’’ type=’text/css’ media=’all’ /%3E”));

    with W3TC:
    script type=”text/javascript”>jQuery(“head”).append(unescape(“%3Clink rel=’stylesheet’ id=’frm-forms0-css’ href=”″ type=’text/css’ media=’all’ /%3E”));

    conclusion: the href-attribute gets ” which are also in use for the outer quotes of the string.

    Has anyone been able to get the newest version of W3TC to rewrite the url of minified resources (CSS and JS)?

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