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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
Average Rating
4.3 out of 5 stars
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Broke my site
By , for WP 4.4.2

Broke my website font, lots of warning messages. Not user friendly at all. After an hour of fighting with it I wasn't able to minify Java, CSS nor HTML.
Increased my speed by 3 points, which is why it gets all of 2 stars.

Great until Pop Up
By ,

How do I get rid of the Pop Up?

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.

Must use
By , for WP 4.4

Support spam

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