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W3 Total Cache

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

59 reviews
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4.3 out of 5 stars
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Generally works ok, plugin mostly abandoned, no support
By , for WP 4.4.2

By and large this plugin tends to work, though with each core or PHP update it becomes more fraught with issues. I have spent many hours troubleshooting issues that end up being due to this plugin. After about 5 years of using this plugin on a number of sites, I'm now seeking alternatives. There are a number of simple caching plugins but they all lack the level of control of W3.

Slower than non-cached
By , for WP 4.4.2

After a year or so, I wanted to try out W3TC again, but I stumbled upon the same problems, which is that W3TC makes my website slower than non-cached.

Even after consciously tweaking everything, W3TC slows down even my WordPress dashboard.
I'm sure it must be a great plugin, but it never worked out for me.

pop up not going away
By ,

your pop up i fairly annoying and cannot be deactivated.

Problem with JS & CSS minify :(
By , for WP

[ENGLISH] Hello guys

I set the minify session as manual and after doing the tests in PageSpeed Google Insights, added all the URLs reported by the tool (like this: http://mcolombari.com.br/...2uYMLBbnSTQE4UKa41YZgrX07-PEQO.js?d6fa78) at W3 Total Cache, hoping to solve the problem.

But when updating the analysis, appear new URLs, which I add the plugin again and update the analysis, new URLs appear and so on. The performance does not necessarily improve sometimes comes to worse, so I ended up opting for the automatic mode. These new URLs that arise would be a problem of my wordpress theme or is it something related to the plugin W3 Total Cache? Will queeu'm doing something wrong?


Olá pessoal

Eu defini a sessão minify como manual e após fazer os testes no Google PageSpeed Insights, adicionei todas as URLs informadas pela ferramenta (como esta: http://mcolombari.com.br/…2uYMLBbnSTQE4UKa41YZgrX07-PEQO.js?d6fa78), no W3 Total Cache, esperando sanar o problema.

Mas ao atualizar a análise, aparecem novas URLs, as quais eu adiciono novamente ao plugin e ao atualizar a análise, novas URLs surgem e assim sucessivamente. O desempenho não necessariamente melhora, por vezes chega a piorar, de modo que eu acabei optando pelo modo automático. Essas novas URLs que vão surgindo seriam um problema do meu tema wordpress ou é algo relacionado ao plugin W3 Total Cache? Será queeu estou fazendo algo errado?

Must use
By , for WP 4.4

Support spam

CDN minification and rewriting does not work. No response from devs
By ,

The lack of responses leads me to believe that this is a defunct project. CDN rewriting does not work, combining minified files doesn't work either.

Gives up.

I cannot see the difference
By , for WP 4.4

I really cannot see the difference after installation. Speed looks pretty much the same.

Incompatible with PHP 7
By , for WP 4.3.1

How many months for PHP7 support?

OK, I guess
By , for WP 4.3.1

Can't say it actually works. It forces you to rate it or give credit to it on your site within 30 days of it being installed.

Difficult to set-up for our site
By , for WP 4.3.1

We had a non-standard WP installation so paid for them to set the plugin up for us to ensure we got the best possible performance. This was never completed. Despite many emails.


In the end purchased Zen Cache which 'just works' out of the box.

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