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W3 Total Cache

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


196 reviews
Average Rating
4.4 out of 5 stars
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Style breakdown
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This plugin made something and style breakdown. When I deactive this plugin, my site works properly

Total Destruction !
By , for WP 3.8.1

Your plugin still needs much improvement, if I did not know how to work the database and backup had not allocated the site where I would have missed months of work because of your plugin. And if I had lost everything at once, I would have a large financial pejuízo.

But do not know how your plugin behave with a simple blog without much CSS and JS, as for complex websites it (your plugin) is a poison!

Seu plugin necessita ainda de muito aperfeiçoamento, se eu não soubesse como trabalhar banco de dados e nao tivesse backup de onde está alocado o site eu teria perdido meses de trabalho por conta de seu plugin. E se eu tivesse perdido tudo de uma vez só, eu teria um grande pejuízo financeiro.

Porém, não sei como seu plugin se comportaria com um simples blog, sem muito CSS e JS, pois para sites complexos ele ( seu plugin ) é um veneno !

Breaks WP 3.6
By , for WP 3.6

I installed this plugin and it now the site redirects to the WordPress install script. I deleted the plugin, and some of the other files and folders it created but the site is still broken.


One of the best?
By , for WP 3.8.1

I am managing two web sites with two different web hosting companies. Researched a lot to optimize them, and many article said this plugin is the best of best. So I applied it to my web sites. However, with some reason, it made my sites slower. I checked with P3 Plugin Performance Profiler, and W3 Total Cache used most of resource.

So I uninatalled it and installed the other one, it worked much better. I do not know why people praise this plugin so much.

Effing Terrible
By , for WP 3.8.1

So many settings, no idea what most of them mean. Impossible to find the ones I do know about. Broke my site upon enabling. Initial site request went up from 2-3 seconds to 15.

Second time I've tried it. Won't try again.

Just horrible.

BEWARE of W3 Total Cache
By , for WP 3.8.1

I don't know what the problem is. Maybe W3TC 0.9.3 is not compatible with WP 3.8.1. All I know is that this plugin is a friggin nightmare. First, there are so many settings to configure that it will make your brain bleed. Then all it did was slow my site and WP Admin down. This plugin only managed to create a lot of bloat.

Now for the best part...trying to remove the plugin from the WP Admin. After you delete it and then try to make other changes to your website you will get this error message: W3 Total Cache Error: some files appear to be missing or out of place. Please re-install plugin or remove /home/*****/public_html/****/wp-content/advanced-cache.php. Removing this file doesn't correct the problem either. I have wasted the better part of the last few days trying to get this mess straightened out. So if you are smart, steer clear of this pathetic piece of coding.

Don't Believe The Hype
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It's become fashionable to rave about this plugin.

Fact is, the plugin is a confusing maze of setting and options that only a nerd would know how to use.

This is not user friendly.

As much fun as sticking your hand in a blender!
By , for WP 3.8.1

Well this is the second time I've tried W3 Total Cache and I'm now reminded why I dumped it in the first place.
I'm sure this plugin works fine for many people but for me it causes many problems, conflicts and slows down my site (even in the admin panel). By far the most problematic WP plugin I have ever used. Again, this plugin must work great in many situations but for me it has only been a complete train wreck. Currently running WP 3.8.1, Atahualpa 3.7.12 and several other plugins. Sorry to complain, but I've never had issues like this with any other WP plugins. :(

it coast me alot of hours
By , for WP 3.8.1

It cost me alot of hours on my one domain, so now im trying like an idiot to recover my website.
I cant even uninstall the plugin, i tried manually and i ruined everything, now trying to recover, thanks alot.

It works....but after update
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As above, its a mighty powerful plugin, but the annouying pop up wont go away!! If I wanted a link in my footer i'd put it there!! :(

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