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W3 Total Cache

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


334 reviews
Average Rating
4.3 out of 5 stars
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Hating the popup
By , for WP 4.3.1

I have used W3 in many projects, blogged about it, sent clients to W3 proper for consultations, etc. Really hating the over-the-top popups on every screen in the newest version. Can't do the work to configure the plugin any more, looking for a replacement!

Pop up every time!
By ,

You have let yourself down by adding a pop up on every single page when i need to make edits. I KNOW A I CAN LEAVE A REVIEW, STOP ASKING ME EVERY TIME!

It destroyed my website!
By , for WP 4.3.1

Hard to get it started, impossible to delete...

Totally fried my server
By , for WP 4.3.1

I really wanted this to work to speed up the site, but it basically caused a complete meltdown over a period of many hours.
MySQL requests went haywire and the entire server was toasted for hours.

Tough to Figure Out - Difficult to Delete
By , for WP 4.3.1

I would probably avoid this unless you have a lot of time to figure it out.

Its tough to delete as well and kept caching files.

By , for WP 4.3.1

Nee fout, erger dan waardeloos! Deze plugin verkloot je site.
1 ster is nog te veel.
En maar zeuren of je wil betalen. Echt niet!

By , for WP 4.3.1


Following the instructions to remove it (already 15 minutes of work) it doesn't change the results: 500 error in front and backend.
This s**tty plugin mess up files database and settings and is impossible to remove.
Also after reinstalling the website from scratch and re-trying to remove it following the procedures, again 500 error in all the website.


Please WordPress staff remove this cra**y piece of code from the rep.

If the server is slow, go on cloudflare or buy a better server. Don't install this plugin.

I'm sorry we don't have 0 stars!
By , for WP 4.3

Cannot express how much I m furious about this #$^)@$#T($@#$ plugin. Please, please, please remove this from the wp universe. There is one thing worst than plugin - people including its core into themes. Its nice, fast, but for developer - its nightmare.

Terrible Technical Support
By , for WP 4.3.1

About 2 hours ago, I purchased the 15 min response telephone support. No one has called me. Has your company gone out of business? Two days ago, I purchased the Linux Optimization and Plugin configuration package. No one has called me either. What's going on???? I paid good money for these services.

W3 Total Crap breaks set_transient function in WordPress!!!
By , for WP 4.3.1

If the "Object Caching" feature in W3 Total Cache is enabled then the set_transient function in WordPress silently fails and any plugin or theme that relies on transients does not work correctly. I disabled Object Caching in the Total Cache settings and the set_transient function starts working again.

Personally I would completely delete this plugin. I challenge anyone who think they are speeding up their site to go to gtmetrix.com and run some tests with caching off and some more with it on to see if there is really any difference at all.

Wish I could give it 0 Stars.

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