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W3 Total Cache

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

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205 reviews
Average Rating
4.4 out of 5 stars
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A plugin that went from Good to Horrible
By , for WP 3.9

Please do not download and install this plugin. What once was okay is now just ridiculous.

- it breaks most other plugins (jetpack ... )
- their support has become horrible
- force advertising
- way to complicated for normal users or even pros.
- many sites reference this as a must use plugin
- the code and reason to use this plugin is out weighed by how large this plugin as become.

Flaky behavior and annoying popup.
By , for WP 3.9

Been trying to get this to work for weeks. Enabling individual caching options, like 'Minify' or 'Database Cache' with default disk settings fails 4 out of 5 times - the page reloads on with the checkbox unchecked again, or enabling one disables the other. Eventually, everything stays checked, but the next time you visit the admin, it's unchecked again. I have no idea if any caching is working.

Recently, an annoying newsletter-signup popup appears on every screen, and nothing you do will make it go away.

Noooooo!
By , for WP 3.9

The latest version (0.9.4) has broken both my site and my faith in software developers. Removed it completely.

Broken and no support for PRO users
By , for WP 3.8.3

If you don't respond to your paying customers (PRO-Version) and ignore the bug reports, guess what happens?

Used to be a good plugin, but they totally messed it up.

Welcome to the Dark Side
By , for WP 3.8.2

MAJOR BOOOOOOOO!!!! For the intrusive, cheesy advert every time you go to ANY W3TC admin page. Should I have to tell you more than once that I don't want to Tweet, Like, Google, Link to you or get your bloody newsletter more than once??? Especially since I loyally use your "Pro" version on some sites and don't need to on others, where not necessary. Is this any way to treat a "client"?

This is bordering on pretty sleazy... Good product, but has definitely has deteriorated during the last release due to this new "feature".

Give us a break, puhleeeeze!

Forcing advertisement? no thanks.
By ,

You have a great plugin and you have to make it look bad by forcing advertisement. I advertise if I'm happy with it, not because I'm told to.

No nag please....
By , for WP 3.8.1

For the constant nag about linking and rating in the most recent version. Seriously.

almost none updates
By ,

the plugin is almost never updated

UNSUPPORTED!! Don't Waste your money on the "PRO" version
By , for WP 3.8.1

Whenever I use a "free" plugin that I like, I usually buy the "PRO" version to support the developers. But in return I expect to receive support when I run into bugs.

W3 Total Cache is full of bugs and constantly causing errors in my WordPress site. I tried to send a support request but discovered that even for users who PAID for the PRO version, support is not included.

The only way I could get a response was to send them a "Contact Us" email from their website titled "Request for Quote". Amazing! They responded in minutes!

However, their response was:
(1) Even though I paid for the PRO version, support is not included and costs extra ($75 per email).
(2) They told me that when I signed up for PRO, their engineer had "reached out" to me to "help me get my site dialed in". They were referring to a sales pitch to get me to spend $250 to have them "optimize" my site.
(3) They told me that no one at their company ever looks at the support forums, so posting there is a waste of time.

DO NOT pay for the PRO version! The company will not provide you with any support whatsoever.

Style breakdown
By ,

This plugin made something and style breakdown. When I deactive this plugin, my site works properly

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