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W3 Total Cache

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


251 reviews
Average Rating
4.3 out of 5 stars
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Does not install properly in manual mode.,
By , for WP 4.2.3

Does not work. Apparantly the whole site must become writable.

Annoyed - Forced to rate
By , for WP 4.2.4

Still testing, not sure how effective it is. Very annoyed that we're forced to rate after 30 days by a permanent pop-up. Would have given it a fair rating if good results are achieved and not forced to rate it prematurely.

forced to rate
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was forced to rate this plugin before it would allow me to change settings, overall i dont believe this plugin even speeds up my site, if anything it has increased the amount of bloat on the wordpress site.

total garbagge
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and very penetrant developer. I recommand Super Cache, because this here has only minimal effect to improve page performance

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.

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