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W3 Total Cache

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


238 reviews
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4.3 out of 5 stars
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worse than junk
By , for WP 4.2.3


Filled with bugs
By , for WP 4.2.3

This plug in is filled with bugs. When you try to remove it, you have to use ftp to modify .htaccess, remove a bunch of files and all of that stuff! And my website performance was speeded up a tiny amount only! WP Super Cache is way better.

well, last version screwed up all my sites :(
By , for WP 4.2.3

The cache is not updating.. or it is, but at 2nd-3rd reload it displays old content (homepage, mostly).
So, thank you for your work, it was great, but I'm switching to another solution.

ps. different servers/hosting provider, same problem.

no return
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no return no answer problem...

Great Plugin! NO SUPPORT!
By , for WP 4.2.3

It seems the author no longer supports this plugin. I even paid for premium support, as did several other people, and never received any response. After 4 weeks to emailing and trying desperately to get ahold of him, I had to dispute my charges as can be seen in the following post: https://wordpress.org/support/topic/premium-service?replies=8

However, I will say that despite that warning, it's a GREAT plugin, WHEN it works. If you ever have any issues, you'll have to rely on the community here. So for personal blogs that's fine, but if you have a business that relies on your site being up, find something else.

Broke my site
By , for WP 4.2.2

Like so many others have reported, this plugin broke my site. I'm sure if I wanted to spend money on support or hours on troubleshooting I could have figured out what the issue was.

But a much easier solution has been to delete the plugin and use something else.

All styles in my site failed
By , for WP 4.2.2

Using with a simple child theme (very simple; ie the header.php modified to include a single additional line), and caused all styles in the site to not load. Tried clearing and rebuilding etc, but to no avail. Didn't see any performance improvement even when it wasn't loading any of the styles

No opcache support, useless on PHP 5.5+
By , for WP 4.2.2

APC was discontinued in PHP 5.5 (June 2013) and replaced with OpCache. Despite OpCache + Memcached having been the standard PHP caching mechanism for more than 2 years, W3 Total Cache still has no OpCache or Memcached support, making it useless on PHP 5.5+.

Can't get fragment caching to work which makes it useless for most of the pages
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Has anyone actually managed to make fragment caching work? Thanks

Not mobile friendly
By , for WP 4.2.2

after installing the mobile version of my site became disaster :)

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