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New update didn't work...W3 Total Cache Error: Files and directories could not b (19 posts)

  1. chrissyboy
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Here's an image of the message I get:

    http://i.imgur.com/lm1gel4.jpg

    I've tried manually adding the files and I've had no such luck.

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

  2. RA_NPL
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I receive the exact same error.

  3. chrissyboy
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I want to revert to the previous version since this one is totally [removed by moderator] up. It keeps messing up my .httaccess...where can I downgrade to the previous version of w3 total cache???

  4. hardyakka
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I retrograded to v0.9.2.9 and everything is sweet again.
    To get the previous versions, you go to the where the plugin is listed on wordpress.org and under the developers link, you can download any of the previous versions that you want to.
    P.S. make sure you uninstall the plugin before install the one you download.

  5. chrissyboy
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Ahh, much better. Thank you!!

  6. KevinG
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I was attempting to do a fresh install on a new site and received the same error messages. Uninstalled and reinstalled v0.9.2.9 and everything is fine. Hope they figure this out.

  7. Varr @ Integral
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    That's more than my dashboard showed. When I clicked on the FTP "Update via FTP" I got a blank box.

    After reverting to v0.9.2.9 things are back to normal.

    Make sure you guys post something in the support area for the plugin so the developer knows the issue:

    http://wordpress.org/support/plugin/w3-total-cache

  8. TR7P
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    This is one annoying plug-in. I try to uninstall it in order to install previous version and all I get is an error:

    "W3 Total Cache Error: Files and directories could not be automatically created to complete the installation.
    Please execute commands manually
    or use FTP form to allow W3 Total Cache make it automatically."

    It shows this error twice, one on top of the other..

    I have deactivated W3 until I figure out how to fix it. To be honest I just want it uninstalled and gone.

    With it deactivated my site still seems fast enough..Do you think I should just leave it deactivated?

  9. TR7P
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Also, would it be ok to install the super cache plug-in even though W3 is not uninstalled, but deactivated?

  10. nathanlambert
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I'm also getting this error, except it's:

    FTP credentials don't allow to write to file /.htaccess

    Anybody have a fix yet?

  11. brightestspark
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I get the same error as nathanlambert since last update.

    FTP credentials don't allow to write to file /.htaccess

  12. nathanlambert
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    The plugin author helped me out and he said the issue is that the plugin cannot figure out the proper file path to the file. He told me to talk with my host so they can set up 'typical DOCUMENT_ROOT, SCRIPT_FILENAME, PHP_SELF and similar constants'.

  13. nathanlambert
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I'm using hosting through Hostpapa, btw. They are awful though, so I wouldn't mind moving to a different host.

  14. organicjar
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hi!
    I'm getting the same error.
    ANY SOLUTIONS YET?

  15. kashmirha
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Looks like you have to pay for any kind of support. Probably thats why the dashboard is full of options how to pay for config. This is definitely not out of the box solution, it is more like a dangerous plugin.

  16. dfumagalli
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Those errors are not a plug in fault, but hosting service (mis)configuration and thus giving you even less writing privileges than a regular shared hosting provider should.

    Inability to write to stuff like .htaccess is bad if it's not your choice.

    To see whose fault is it, use your FTP program to change the writing privileges on .htaccess (and the other problem files) to 664. If you get an "access denied" or "not enough privileges to..." then your hosting service has restricted you too much.

    If your FTP program succesfully change to 664 (which means: Write (owner) Write (Group) Read (Everyone) then it was you who did something wrong and write protected the files. W3 TC is not to blame.

    W3 TC indeed is a very delicate plug in that requires either a good hosting provider or (and) knowing some more technicalities than the general WordPress plug in usually requires.

  17. pcullum
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Occasionally, once a week or so, w3tc stops updating the cache. It shows data a day or two old on my home page, rather than picking up the more recent posts.

    When this happens, I tell it to empty the caches, but it usually churns and churns, never finishing the emptying process (I have waited 30-45 minutes). At that point, I deactivate it and reactivate it. This seems to resolve the problem, and for several days all is well. But then it happens again.

    It has happened for me for 6-8 months, so it occurred both before and after the most recent update.

    Anyone else had this problem? Have you found any permanent cure? Or a less time-intensive way to clear the cache? For example, does deleting a particular file (wherever the cache is held) effectively clear the cache and force w3tc to recreate the file to start caching again?

  18. dfumagalli
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    If you are on a shared hosting and have activated file based database and / or object caching, disable them now.

    They create thousands of sub-folders each with thousands of little files, causing this kind of issues and also pushing some picky hosts to ban your account.

  19. Sai Nagendra
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hi.. I am having the Problem with my Site.. Recently i have Restored my website from Godaddy to new account of Godaddy.. except Home Page of my WordPress theme.. all links are not working..
    i have tried with the Coding of .htaccess code is

    # BEGIN WordPress
    <IfModule mod_rewrite.so>
    RewriteEngine On
    RewriteBase /
    RewriteRule ^index\.php$ - [L]
    RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-f
    RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-d
    RewriteRule . /index.php [L]
    </IfModule>
    
    # END WordPress

    and after the i have tested is mod_reqrite is enabled in server or not.. But it was enable.. and when i am going to login into the Admin Panel.. Admin Panel is also not working..

    W3 Total Cache Error: some files appear to be missing or out of place.

    this is the Error i am getting.. But i was not installed any plug in By the Name of w3 total cache.. please help to come out.. from that errors...

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