Plugin Reviews

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
Powerful, but sometimes difficult to use and understand
By , for WP 3.7.1

This is plugin is a must, but sometimes it can be difficult to use and understand, because you need advanced knowledge.
Nevertheless, once setup, it works great!

Perfect. Easy to Use. Very Effective.
By , for WP 3.7.1

Very impressed. Pages load noticeably faster & gained 10+ pts PageSpeed score with a few clicks.

It work's!
By , for WP 3.7

Simple and efficient.. :D

Broke our site
By , for WP 3.7

We had been using this plugin for a few years.

After the latest update, it broke our site layout on the sites we updated on. When we deactivated it, it wiped out our site entirely. We had to reinstall from a backup and I had to pay our programmer 3 hrs work to remove it manually and fix our database from where w3 cache had corrupted it. In all this plugin has cost me about $200.
This almost cost us two big clients as well. We have since removed the plugin from ALL of our sites. Lesson learned I guess.

Just sharing our bad experience to help others. This is all factual so it is what it is.


Incredibly powerful for a free plugin
By , for WP 3.7

Takes a little effort to get set up and tweaking when things don't work first time but, for a free plugin, it has toons of features and really makes a difference to load times.

Site speed test actually DROPPED! Cloudflare issues too
By , for WP 3.7.1

I've spent quite a bit of time playing with site optimisation tools and plugins, from Cloudflare and WP Minify etc. I normally use WP SuperCache but I have tried W3TC on a number of occasions, and each time I end up deactivating it.

One of the problems at the moment is that the Cloudflare part does not seem to be working, it keeps saying it cannot connect the API (and yes, I've been through the work-arounds and checked that I put in my domain correctly). I have been reading a few support threads on this issue and there doesn't seem to be a work-around.

The other thing that annoyed me are the contast messages that appear in the panel. The main issue, however, is that after installing this plugin my site speed tests had me dropping a couple of %!

In the end I reinstalled WP Super Cache and the official Cloudflare plugin.

The best cache plugin
By , for WP 3.7

We use this plugin on all of our sites. If you really figure out the advanced settings and use a CDN with it. Your website will load very fast.

Good plugin
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Good plugin. Just had some problems with minify.

good one
By , for WP 3.6.1

good one

By , for WP 3.5.1

clear and simple!

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