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So should I update or not?

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  • I lost access to backend. Have renamed w3-total-cache to old-w3-total-cache but still no access. 🙁

    I wouldn’t update

    Makes me wonder if there’s going to be .7 fixing all that soon, would like to get an official answer on that.

    Updating totally broke my website and /wp-content/ folder. I would consider waiting…

    Clear Cache
    Disable Plugin
    Clear your browser cache (FF, chrome, ie)
    uninstall
    Remove files added by W3TC in wp-content (I always keep backup of the default htaccess file just in case)
    Optimize/repair database
    Install new version

    Should be fine. I checked the changelog (always do so) and there were just too many things changed. Installing “clean” is safer in these situations I feel
    I have no complex setup, I just use Browser and Page cache, and I think most will be fine.

    Just remember, that a plugin that messes with your htaccess file and controls the way the pages are served to your visitors is not like any other plugin.
    No one can predict conflicts or incompatibilities with setups. If you have a complex setup, it’s always good to keep a test site, where you can test all new plugin version before updating.
    If you don’t want any unpleasant surprises with your production site, just take precautions and BACKUPS…

    I use duplicator plugin for these things

    I couldnt clear cache. I followed the instructions here: http://wordpress.org/support/topic/admin-backend-blanck-screen-after-plugins-update?replies=11

    Reinstalled fresh, and went through the settings again. Works fine now 🙂

    Well I have updated w3total cache, and I have no problems, the only thing is that after the update minify is disabled, check to the left on your panel from wordpress and you can enable it.

    There are many new options like clear cache minify

    So I’m very happy with it

    Plugin Author Frederick Townes

    @fredericktownes

    Sorry for the trouble, any errors from your error log help uncover issues quickly so a new release can be pushed.

    WPuser3 wrote:

    So should I update or not? I’ve read that there’s a lot of bugs and problems caused by it. Nonetheless, 32 people says it doesn’t work, 2 people say it’s working.

    For me: no!

    P.S. This is a public forum, evidently people can make whatever claims they wish. (Frederick Townes Docet)


    Frederick Townes wrote:

    Sorry for the trouble, any errors from your error log help uncover issues quickly so a new release can be pushed.

    A new release can be pushed: 0.9.2.6.x or 0.9.2.7?

    Suppose the problem arises only when upgrading, otherwise the plugin’s working fine. I wonder if there will be an update or we will have to continue going through that horrific process?

    @ WPuser3: Frederick has said in other threads that they’re aiming to get a new version pushed out today.

    @wpuser3 never update without backups, and a test site always helps. If your WP site is a money maker then backup, test on a duplicate site, ensure everything works, then maybe think about updating.

    But if it ain’t broke don’t fix it.

    I usually wait a few days before I update a plugin.
    This is now also proved useful.
    W3TC is a complicated plugin with many variables.
    I’m used to it not quite smoothly in the beginning after an update.
    After a new release of Windows, Bill, lets users also discover the bugs 🙂

    Don’t install this update. Wait a while before doing it and make sure you’re ready to roll back before you do. Trying to roll back now.

    @wpuser3 never update without backups, and a test site always helps. If your WP site is a money maker then backup, test on a duplicate site, ensure everything works, then maybe think about updating.

    But if it ain’t broke don’t fix it.

    +1. Very well said.

    Don’t update! My site broken displaying constant characters across the screen. I disabled the plugin for now.

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