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W3 Total Cache

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


94 reviews
Average Rating
4.3 out of 5 stars
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Decent, but has issues
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I use this on a couple sites, usually it's great. However, there is not much documentation on what to do when something goes wrong. Example: https://wordpress.org/support/topic/error-w3-total-cache-default-settings-are-in-use?replies=1

Another error: https://wordpress.org/support/topic/unable-to-communicate-with-cloudflare-api-setting-zone_settings-unknown-token?replies=1#post-6675797

By , for WP 4.1.1

Its ok

I haven't had a chance to use it yet
By , for WP 4.1.1

It won't let me start using it unless I leave a rating.

Great Plugin with Nightmare Popup
By , for WP 4.1

Mr. Townes, firstly, W3 Total Cache is excellent. However, the new popup (http://postimg.org/image/8naoxhqhn/) requesting that we link/tweet/review is incredibly annoying/disturbing/infuriating. I filled-in the option to join the mailing list thinking the popup would disappear. Nope. Will it go away if I submit this review? Not sure yet. In any case, it's very heavy-handed and I think it will result in a backlash against the plugin. It certainly doesn't encourage me to place a link on my sites, or tweet, etc. I'm happy to PAY for the plugin, but I don't want to fight this popup over and over and over . . . with EVERY setting change. Insane. Please fine another way to do whatever it is your trying to accomplish. Who's with me on this? Contact Frederick Townes. Thank you!

Plugin is good, but also annoying
By , for WP 4.1.1

Yup, I tweeted about this plugin twice, newsletter, followed on twitter, and now I'm ranking them here, all just trying to get rid of the popup in my dashboard. Otherwise I would have ranked this plugin a 5. Extremely functional... super desperate.

Did what is claims but is aggressive in its support.
By , for WP 4.1

I dislike being asked for my support with an obtrusive dialog.

Good plugin
By , for WP 4.1

Good caching plugin

Good but Confusing
By , for WP 4.1

Caching is always a tricky thing. We have it integrated with MaxCDN and Cloudflare but it doesn't always seem to work seamlessly through the WordPress Dashboard. Also, I don't like the little link that appears at the bottom of the site. I deselected that option and it was gone for a while then reappeared again.

great product, annoying pop up
By , for WP 4.1

30 day extortion pop up withstanding, pretty good plugin.

trouble clearing cache and changing settings but it works
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Seemed to work fine for awhile, but after upgrades I can't get the cache to clear and I can't get out of a pop up window that appears in the community edition when I try to change settings...the pop up window that says rate us. Well, they asked for it so hear it is.

I should say that the page is appearing fine, but there's big cache files on the server that won't clear. Manual deletion seems a bit drastic for a plug in that says clear cache all over it.

To clear the cache i had to do it from within the plugin settings. The clearing cache from the admin bar did nothing.

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