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W3 Total Cache

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


287 reviews
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at least let me install the plugin before i rate it
By , for WP 4.4

Frederick Townes
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No I just installed it!.. But every page or setting I save.................. up comes the pop up!

Frederick Townes
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Its very annoying................

Forced to rate to remove display box after 30 days
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forcing users to either advertise w3, rate, or sign up to newsletter to remove a recurring pop-up that comes up every page refresh. Very poor conversion strategy.

aggression from the authors
By , for WP 4.3

almost paid, requires links or advertising

Poor implementation
By , for WP 4.4

After spending hours wrestling with this plugin, which immediately hosed the entire website (it loaded, but there was no styling, and the page kept loading for what seemed like forever) after setting up an Amazon CloudFront CDN, then disabling the caching sections one by one with no luck, the only thing that worked was to remove the plugin. As soon as I did, the site loaded fine.

You need to put a "reset all settings" button somewhere so that after experimenting with settings trying to get a totally hosed website to load, you can at least start from scratch. Removing the plugin leaves all of the settings in the database. I know this because I deactivated it, deleted it, and re-installed/activated it a couple of times and every time I looked at settings they were exactly where I left them before removing it, Amazon Keys and all.

I understand that there are millions of combinations of plugins and themes, but right out of the box with the default settings, this plugin should just work, not do what it did to mine.

After wasting about 6 hours on this, I now will use the Amazon S3 plugins that I should have used in the first place.
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Popup after 30 days
By , for WP 4.4

After a use of 30 days a popup appears on the performance-dashboard. There is no possibility to hide it, so i had to uninstall the plugin.

No sirve
By , for WP 4.4

Lo he usado en todas las versiones del plugin, en todas las versiones de WP y nunca funciona correctamente. Siempre terminas con un error 500...

new update forces reviews
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new update forces reviews to continue to use. probably going to remove it.

WordPress Instant Crash
By , for WP 4.3.1

If you want to instantly CRASH Administration Access and instantly stuff up your WordPress Site then you'll love this Plugin.
If you love continual Connection problems to your sites Database after you deactivate the plugin then they have written this Plugin just for you.
Basically, if you love issues, time wasting and have nothing better to do than to tear your hair out from stress, then I don't think you'll find a better Plugin than this...

Chris Aitchison

Good plugin
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easy to setup.

Broke my site
By , for WP 4.3.1

Totally broke my site and only went with default settings. GET's for minified files return an error 500. So no js, no css. Site broken even after disable + uninstall. This is a mess and now I have to clean it up myself because support is not replying to anyone anymore as I read.

Avoid like the plague.

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