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W3 Total Cache

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


3309 reviews
Average Rating
4.3 out of 5 stars
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By , for WP 4.5.3

So I'm here or UpDraft is blocked...

Power + Complexity
By , for WP 4.5.3

W3 seems to be a fairly powerful and flexible caching plugin. This power and flexibility, however, comes with complexity. Be prepared to look through a tutorial or 3 in order to get it set up properly.

Also, it seems to be best to turn off the caching plugin when making changes to the site theme or styling, as it doesn't always reflect your latest changes.

I use this on all my sites, but I wish it wasn't quite so difficult to use.

Ok so far though ssh was confusing
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Ok so far though ssh was confusing

Great Caching
By , for WP 4.5.3

I would recommend this plugin to anyone looking to improve their website load speed.

great speedboost
By , for WP 4.5.3

works great

By , for WP 4.5.3

works well for the most part.

This plugin is a scam, and utter bullshit
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This plugin does nothing to improve page speed, and it pollutes your wordpress installation. Uninstalling it will leave lots of dead code behind.

I experienced that it would serve stale content on the pages even after i deactivated it. It would totally ignore my purge attempts and keep serving stale content.

The only solution was to uninstall the plugin, and then remove the .htaccess changes, and the different folders it created in wp-content/
- cache
- w3c-config

The biggest WTF was that this plugin actually did NOTHING to improve the speed of my pages.

Steer clear folks!

WP_supercache is probably a way better option as it generates static HTML files - which is literally the fastest way you can serve content to a user.

spped up my website
By , for WP 4.5.3

this plugin help me speed up my website

Great to have tools like this one available.
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Fairly easy if you stick with the basics. It would be nice to get more out of the caching options but that seems a little advanced, as everything, theme, plugins and such, all need to play nice with one another.
Thank you for a great product.

good :)
By , for WP 4.5.3

good :)


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