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W3 Total Cache

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


226 reviews
Average Rating
4.4 out of 5 stars
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No longer recommended
By , for WP 4.2.1

Runs rampant with re-directs and causes server overload on CPU. Forced advertisement keeps popping up which you must click on. Also settings don't seem to stick and they get changed to: every option checked. Google Webmaster Tools report a 301 redirect on entire site and won't index pages.

Very very bad
By , for WP 4.1.2

After I have read here these reviews, I decided to install this plugin. How big fault it has been!!!

This is the worst plugin, which I have ever had installed. It causes many problems and conflicts, and of course - it si very hard to change it back. No support for uninstall, no support for anything. About 250 threads unsolved.

Be aware of this plugin - I bet on that this review are all payed. Do not install this and try find any other with better support and developers.

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remove popup

Lack of support and customer care when buying premium features
By , for WP 4.2

The plugin works great, unfortunately when it comes to the premium features it's horrible.

I've purchased the professional configuration and template optimization and when I was about to submit the FTP details my PC froze and I lost the page, when I tried to do it again it prompted me to purchase the ad on again. They haven't replied to my emails in over a week nor my support tickets...

I only ask if that they return the $150 so I can get over this...

i'm lost
By , for WP 4.1.2

too hard to configure for me... :(

Garbage plug-in!
By , for WP 4.1.1

This plug-in is the biggest piece of garbage on WordPress.

1) I couldn't get the right side bar on my theme to remove even if I removed the checkmark for 'Show right sidebar' in the customise panel. Theme Foundry told me to temporarily deactivate this plugin as a solution. I did and afterwards I was able to remove the right sidebar on my site.

2) I uploaded a logo and selected 'Hide site title' in the customise panel. In the live preview everything looked as it should, as in the logo appeared and the site title disappeared. So I clicked on 'Save and Publish' and went to my website online. The title had not removed and the logo was not there. So I deactivated this plugin and tried again and low and behold, everything was as should be, as in my site title was gone and the logo was there.

3) Later in the day I tried going into my customise panel, but I kept getting a 'Internal Server Error' page. So once again I deactivated this plugin and once again it solved the problem, as in I was able to access my customise panel without getting an 'Internal Server Error' page.

So in conclusion this plug-in does nothing but cause problems. It's a real migraine inducer, always having to activate and deactivate it just to get things to work properly on WordPress. In other words it's the biggest piece of garbage plug-in on the entire WordPress system. Wouldn't recommend it and I simply hate it because I do not like having a frustrating user experience because of such a garbage plug-in!

Unfortunately I can not select zero stars above as the lowest it allows me to select is one star. But if I could select zero or even minus 10 stars I would gladly do so!

This plugin was great until it started showing that annoying popup every time
By , for WP 4.1.1

There is an annoying popup every single time I refresh the page or change a tab or blink an eyeball.

otherwise really great plugin, maybe one of the best.

By ,

Good plugin but was forced to review again?

My bad experience with this plugin and company
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[ Moderator note: Title decapped and modified. ]

I really wish I had.

So many of us have paid for services - personally I paid for the $150 theme optimisation I have never had a single response from this company other than automated responses.

I have tried every channel to reach them - including their social media profiles, their official contact forms, phone and even the comments section here.

Not one response. and if your read through the 1 star reviews you'll see I am not alone.


Fraudulent Charges
By , for WP 4.1.1

I tried the pro version of this program last year and ended up getting a refund.

One year they renewed my service without permission and would not reply to my emails when I asked for a refund.

I had to cancel my credit card for fraud, which caused a lot of problems with other transactions.

Do not purchase from this company, your payment details are not safe!

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