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W3 Total Cache

Easy Web Performance Optimization (WPO) using caching: browser, page, object, database, minify and content delivery network support.

2146 reviews
Average Rating
4.4 out of 5 stars
Don't use with WooCommerce
By , for WP 4.1

While I really appreciate free plugins being available, this one made me spend too much time hoping to eventually returning something, then didn't. :-/

My results after many hours of testing:

» Minify feature was causing my site to not work properly – disabled it.
» DB-cache, Object-cache – no speed gain whatsoever.
» Page cache – 1 more point in PageSpeed ... yay!
» Browser cache (set expires header) gave me the infamous "cart doesn't update issue" – disabled it.

In the end it took me ~2 days of fiddling around without getting anything done, without getting a faster page (or at least a higher score in PageSpeed).

If it works for you: Congrats! For me it didn't.

P.S.: Of course I _tried_ the following to make it work (you can read this up yourself in countless hours all over the Internet) –

-- Minify:
» added mfunc to "Ignored comment stems" in HTML/XML section

-- Page Cache:
» added /cart/, /checkout/, /my-account/ to "Never cached pages"
» added wc_session_cookie to "Rejected cookies"

-- Database Cache:
» added /cart/, /checkout/, /my-account/ to "Never cache the following pages"
» added _wc_session_ to "Ignored query stems"

thank you for a great plugin
By ,

I am using it on my membership site and it works very nicely.

There is lots of options but when I compare to page caching alone it's already saving a great amount.

Very good
By , for WP 4.1.1

Thanks to much!


Super Chache plugin
By ,

thanks for your work,

No problem so far
By , for WP 4.1.1

Get the job done, simple to use, configure and understand.

By ,

Good! Works fine on my website! 5 Stars!!!!

Great plugin
By , for WP 4.1.1

One of my favorites! Not a fan of the pop-up, though

Works good, but...
By , for WP 4.1.1

This plugin does what it is supposed to do, and does it well, as far as I can tell. But - I'm just a guitarist, & not even close to being a code guy, so occasionally I find myself spending 30 minutes or an hour reading through the knowledge base & searching for answers to my questions. And now, every time I go to the dashboard a very annoying pop-up comes up asking me to link to them from my site (no one going to my site gives a rip about W3 Total Cache! They're music fans!) or post tweet or to FB or subscribe to their newsletter. Again, no one that pays any attention to my web presence will care at all if I am using W3TC. But, hey - here's my forced review. Let's see if that has an effect on the pop-ups...

do the work
By , for WP 4.1.1

do the work

This plugin was great until it started showing that annoying popup every time
By , for WP 4.1.1

There is an annoying popup every single time I refresh the page or change a tab or blink an eyeball.

otherwise really great plugin, maybe one of the best.

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