Plugin Reviews

W3 Total Cache

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


205 reviews
Average Rating
4.4 out of 5 stars
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The Plug-in Works Well But Don't Pay Them
By , for WP 4.0

I paid these guys to setup and optimize this plug-in for me and they never did. They had no problem taking my money, but after that never responded. It is strange because it is a good plug-in, however pay a third party to set it up for you.

Annoying popup
By , for WP 4.0

I had this plugin deactivated for a few months and never really bothered to enable it again. Today when I wanted to configure it I was interrupted with a annoying popup and couldn't continue until I gave a review. So here it is. This is really annoying and if I didn't get this popup and loved the plugin I would have reviewed it, but instead you are getting a 1/5 star rating from me.

Pop call for review prompts me to leave this review
By , for WP 4.0

This is a review prompted by W3

30 days then blocked from using it.
By , for WP 3.9.2

After 30 days a popup blocks the use of the plugin unless you follow them on Facebook, give a review or... some other option. I gave them a review (not this one, a good one) but the popup won't go away. Extremely annoying. Going back to Super Cache. Why does the 'CEO' of Total Cache feel the need to show his face on the popup as well. It doesn't make me feel all personal with him, just gives me someone to through virtual darts at because he's decided to block my using his plugin...

Horrible Plugin..
By , for WP 4.0

This plugin only messed up my website, i can't delete it (wtf?!) now i need to re-install it so i can hopefully deactivated it from the admin..
I would never try using this plugin again i had enough trouble with it on this website and others as well.

Diabolical plugin destroys your site and cannot be uninstalled
By , for WP 4.0

I installed this diabolical plugin. The moment it activated it crashed my site and I was unable to login. Support sends you a link to a URL full of people complaining that the plugin has affected their entire installation. This plug in cost me one week work.

Choose another cache plugin - this one is the pits
By , for WP 4.0

I manage many WordPress installations, and I used this plugin on all of them. Then it started growing in size, adding features and eventually becoming the most annoying piece of software ever written. It takes over your WordPress installation and the authors face poping up all the time asking for likes and reviews is just the beginning of your troubles.

Uninstalling this plugin is not easy, there are pages and pages about this online, do yourself a favour and pick a different caching plugin, WP-Super Cache is great. W3TC will drive you crazy eventually. Its faults are many and the author is not so good at support.

Do your research and avoid this mess.

Blew Me Up
By , for WP 4.0

W3 Total Cache busted all of my login access, on 3 different sites. When I deleted the plugin, it then created huge issues, since it DOES NOT delete or remove the files it installs. I would not recommend this plugin to anyone who isn't very proficient and comfortable heading in to their server files and changing things. MY BAD for not trusting the negative reviews of late.

Crashes Sites
By , for WP 4.0

No plugin should EVER crash a WordPress site on deactivation. But this plugin does. And if for any reason you don't have FTP access to the server to manually delete object-cache file(s), you're screwed.

I'm really surprised that this plugin has been around this long, and still does this type of stuff. For me this isn't suitable for any business or production site.

It broke my site.
By , for WP 4.0

Was very excited initially, now totally disappointed. After installation and activation it took a very very long time to load!!

Use at own risk! But if you ask me, dont use at all!

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