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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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3392 reviews
Average Rating
4.3 out of 5 stars
This plugin is a scam, and utter bullshit
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This plugin does nothing to improve page speed, and it pollutes your wordpress installation. Uninstalling it will leave lots of dead code behind.

I experienced that it would serve stale content on the pages even after i deactivated it. It would totally ignore my purge attempts and keep serving stale content.

The only solution was to uninstall the plugin, and then remove the .htaccess changes, and the different folders it created in wp-content/
- cache
- w3c-config

The biggest WTF was that this plugin actually did NOTHING to improve the speed of my pages.

Steer clear folks!

WP_supercache is probably a way better option as it generates static HTML files - which is literally the fastest way you can serve content to a user.

spped up my website
By , for WP 4.5.3

this plugin help me speed up my website

Great to have tools like this one available.
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Fairly easy if you stick with the basics. It would be nice to get more out of the caching options but that seems a little advanced, as everything, theme, plugins and such, all need to play nice with one another.
Thank you for a great product.

good :)
By , for WP 4.5.3

good :)

ok

good :)
By , for WP 4.5.3

good :)

The best cache addon
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It sometimes can break the site but the best cache addon.

Fast plugin
By , for WP 4.5.3

5*

PHP7 error. Not updated. Poor communication
By , for WP 4.5.3

Using on PHP7 gives an error.

Read reviews, read recent articles online regarding this plugin before you decide to use.

This used to be my goto plugin, but I am testing alternatives.

Recommend? NO.

Good if you know what to do
By , for WP 4.5.3

You have to know what you are doing, if you want to use caching. There is no plug&play because some environments and some plugins always behave special...

So far, so good
By , for WP 4.5.3

I am still a novice and don't know much about caches, but I have had no problems so far.

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