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W3 Total Cache

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


320 reviews
Average Rating
4.3 out of 5 stars
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Terrible Service
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Total Cache was good a few years ago, but unless you are a coder with lots of time on your hands - I recommend something else. It was complicated, didn't really boost our website speed without really slowing me down because of so many small adjustments to make (and, yes, I did try plenty of different options, CDN, etc)...

But the icing on the cake - we paid for the "Premium Service" thinking we were going to get more speed and help. Instead, all we're getting is bills and absolutely no one at Total Cache to call/email/tweet/etc so shut off the billing. I've had to call the bank. So again Total Cache wasting a lot of my time.

Don't waste your time with this - from the start when you have to google "how to set up Total Cache". For my money, I recommend paying a small amount to WPRocket - v easy set up and like a good company to all their paying customers - they respond very quickly to any concerns/questions we have.

Again, don't waste your time with this plugin. You'll wonder why they promise things will get faster very quickly.

Completely broke my site with 500 Internal Server Error
By , for WP 4.5

Broke both the front end and the admin panel, had to get it removed by my hosting provider.

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I install this plugin, but after that i change something in my site and i need to delete my cache, but this options work only in pro version.

Terrible programming, doesn't uninstall. Messes with critical file structures
By , for WP 4.5

Lots of problems with this plugin

Your hosting provider must have several php modules installed for it to work properly.

Does not uninstall well. It is like a cancer that embeds into your file structure and I can't find instructions to remove it.

Breaks at WP 4.5
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I trusted this plugin and now at version 4.5 it breaks and displays an warning message on every page. Deactivating the plugin resolves the error. Time to find a new caching plugin.

Pop ups
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Pop ups to rate the plugin are annoying

Pop up keeps insisting I rate it!!!
By , for WP 4.4.2

Can't get rid of the continual pop up asking me to rate the plugin....

Great plugin, obnoxious popup
By , for WP 4.4.2

I use this on almost all my sites, but I'm rating it 1 star because it won't stop showing an obnoxious popup until I rate it.

Fraud! Took my money for premium service. Never provided
By , for WP 4.4.2

Fraud! DON'T support a "company" that has customer service and ethics like this! W3 Total Cache took my money for premium service but never provided the service they promised. Multiple attempts over the last month to ask politely for a refund were unanswered. I want my money back! DON'T support a "company" that has customer service and ethics like this!

Minify and cache doesnt work
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It doesnt work with WP v 4.4.2
Dont waste ur time.

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