Support » Plugin: W3 Total Cache » [Plugin: W3 Total Cache] CDN Origin setting doesn't modify permalinks

  • Resolved Hubert Nguyen



    I’m using W3TC to basically modify all my urls to be something like “”, while the content is actually on “”. The CDN loads the content from origin and serves it on www.

    It works well with the homepage, and I can access it via the “CDNed” name, but info retrived in the template via the_permalink() or get_bloginfo(‘url’) still use the origin site.

    That said, the URLs for the theme have been replaced properly.

    What can I do to get all the URLs to show up as<something>? Also, is there a simpler way to perform this replacement and use W3TC only for the DB caching?


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  • Plugin Author Frederick Townes


    Not sure I followed all of that. Can you please submit a bug submission form from the support tab of the plugin? It will include a report that helps me troubleshoot.

    Hi Frederick,

    I’m not sure that this is a “bug”. I remember that a previous version of the plug-in did modify the permalinks as well (can you confirm?). This might be a “missing feature” that I wish for. In any case, let me know and I can repro/submit/screenshot. Thanks!

    In short, I’d like to install wordpress on and have all the permalinks rewritten as:

    instead of:

    I thought that W3TC did it in the past.

    Plugin Author Frederick Townes


    I’m not understanding why you want to use W3TC in this way, so maybe that’s not confused. Can you explain the objectives in more detail?

    I simply wanted to “CDN” the whole site, including the pages which are mainly static.

    It looks like most people use as the origin domain, then “CDN” non-critical files like themes files, css, and js. It makes sense. I just wanted to do something different.

    Plugin Author Frederick Townes


    There is no benefit to doing something different unless there’s a specific problem you’re trying to solve. 🙂

    Can’t argue against that, although being able to CDN the actual html pages, and the whole site in general was pretty cool. 🙂

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