Plugin Reviews

W3 Total Cache

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


2899 reviews
Average Rating
4.3 out of 5 stars
Browser cache feature
By , for WP 4.3.1

The 'Browser cache' feature, when i enabled in the plugin's setting helped me sort my render 'render blocking' issue, great plugin, thanx wp-total cache team..

Holy Shit Show of a God-Awful Mess
By , for WP 4.3.1

Good lord. Alright, I have two major categories of complaints.

(1) Ads. I installed this thing not really understanding what I was getting into, and found it immediately pretty unusable because everywhere you turn it is trying to get you to pay some money. If the monetization component of this venture is so strong for you guys, it'd really be better to charge upfront. Or remove all the nonsense.

So anyway, I was like "oh man, what have I done, I need to get rid of this monster."

(2) Fucks up your life. I uninstalled the plugin, removed the most obvious php files it created, and looked for anything stray it might have done in my htaccess and wordpress config files. Having cleaned all that up to the best my satisfaction, I was horrified to see that my WordPress was totally busted. I could go to the front page of my site, and the admin console, and that was it.

So, after killing 30 minutes trying to fix the broken situation I had, I ultimately just ended up rsync'ing yesterday's backup to the live version (I know, I know, version control, test system, then roll to production ... this is my personal site, its not that big of a deal.)

So yea. I think in order to enjoy this plugin you need to at least spend the good portion of a day messing around with it -- and likely, also be ready to pony up some dough, as well.

I was not in the mood for either.

Messed with images in Safari and Firefox
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I realized the other day that all images on my blog were not showing up in Firefox and Safari. They only showed in Chrome and since that is the browser I use, I didn't realize my images were blank in the other browsers. I am not sure how long this was going on --- weeks or months. I spent the past two days trying to figure out the problem. It wasn't until I deactivated W3 Total Cache that my images were fixed. So I removed it and replaced it with another plug-in. So anyone using this should check their blogs in other browsers, you may be in for a surprise!

a must
By , for WP 4.3.1

definitely recommended

great plugin
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I really like this plugin it works great :-)

Many performance aspects well covered
By , for WP 4.3.1

Does more than caching. Very functional.

Love it!
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Use it everywhere
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Very versatile and robust plugin. Thanks for all of the hard work t keep it running!

Best caching plugin I've used to date
By , for WP 4.3.1

Certainly not saying I've tried them all but out of the many I have tried, I always come back home to W3TC.

By , for WP 4.3.1

Great plugin. Website pages load in half the time using caching.

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