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W3 Total Cache

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


2002 reviews
Average Rating
4.4 out of 5 stars
Helped with speed
By , for WP 3.9

My site was horrendously slow (WordPress seems to suffer from this) and this helped a lot!

Good plugin
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This helped speed up my website

Works Great
By , for WP 3.9.1

Everything is a lot faster.

Essential Plugin
By , for WP 3.9.1

Works well with varnish and minify options are essential. My site would be almost unusable without it!

best cache plugin ever
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the best cache plugin ever, many options, new relic integration, debug mode, the best!

Very Good Plugin
By , for WP 3.9.1

This plugin is really quite extensive and powerful. My only problem is with the lack of extensive documentation.

Didn't cache something correctly
By , for WP 3.7.1

This plugin looked to be great. On a WordPress site we display the most recent posts by category in the right column.

When using this plugin, it was somehow caching the pages such that the most recent posts would be "corrupted" with posts from any of the other multiple categories; turning off the caching returned the pages to normal.

So then we installed and tried the WP Super Cache plugin, and haven't had the issue since.

Overall this plugin is great with the options presented, but was causing problems with caching and custom code thus were forced to uninstall and use a different plugin.

Excellent, but proceed with caution!
By , for WP 3.9.1

This is an excellent plugin, however is not like any other plugin which beginner can install and test on. This plugin requires a basic understanding of .htaccess file, html, css.

If you have used Cloudflare or similar systems you will be ok using this, however I can't stress enough to do your studying homework before you install or let an experienced developer do it for you.

I recommend doing a FULL website backup before you install. In case something goes wrong at that moment or even days later, just know that the problem is the code the plugin adds on the .htaccess file. This code sometimes can get messy and disorganized, however once it is optimized it works wonderfully. To prevent the .htaccess from being editable disable the write permission to ensure it stays the same.

After all this is a great plugin and indeed helped our site become 50-60% faster.

very nice
By , for WP 3.9.1


Probably the best WP cache
By , for WP 3.9.1

Having been a WP user since version 1, I see some plugins which develops together with WP and with the Internet in general and others which don't.

W3 Total Cache certainly belongs to the first category and is now a must when you need speed.

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