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[resolved] W3TC needs to be redeployed by clicking either the auto-install or de (2 posts)

  1. Jason Koning
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Hi there,
    I know this has probably been covered before, but I can't seem to find exactly the answer I'm looking for - so I hope you'll forgive me for asking.
    What (in your opinion) is the best way to get your plugin to play nicely with W3TC?
    The subject line above, W3TC tells me I can auto-install to my ~/httpdocs/.htaccess file (can &/or should I do this)?
    Or should I simply copy & paste the code it provides into my BPS .htaccess file instead?
    If so - whereabouts in the .htaccess file would be the best place to paste it?
    Alternatively within your plugin it says;

    W3 Total Cache is activated, but W3TC .htaccess code was NOT found in your root .htaccess file.
    W3TC needs to be redeployed by clicking either the auto-install or deploy buttons. Click to Redeploy W3TC.

    I kind of follow this scenario, but not completely - I'm just don't want to kill my site & want to make sure I do things the right way so that when there's an update - I don't break anything.
    Can you help me?
    Thanks in advance,


  2. AITpro
    Plugin Author

    Posted 3 years ago #

    BPS has custom coding and alerts specifically created/designed for W3TC (and some other popular plugins that write .htaccess code as well) as you can see from the W3TC displayed alert that BPS is displaying to you. Since BPS allows you to lock your root .htaccess file for extra protection then you will need to unlock it in order to allow W3TC to write its .htaccess code to your root .htaccess file. You do not need to do anything manually.

    What you want to do first is unlock your root .htaccess file if it is locked so that W3TC can write its .htaccess code to your root .htaccess file and then you can click the redeploy link in the BPS displayed alert. this will take you to the W3TC options page where you will click either the auto-install or deploy buttons.

    And since BPS now does auto-updating on BPS upgrades then you would not have to do anything down the road, unless you want to change your W3TC options settings at some point and then you would just unlock your root .htaccess file and then change your W3TC option settings and then lock your root .htaccess file after making the changes.

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