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W3 Total Cache

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

338 reviews
Average Rating
4.3 out of 5 stars
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Bit of a struggle if you are not techy. Nag screens irritating.
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Hate the nag screens. I am hoping putting in a review will take them away, but not sure if it will. Might have to put a link in the footer to get rid of the nag screen.

Works but complex
By , for WP 4.2.2

This works but very complicated for most user. I like some simpler ones.

Works Great!
By , for WP 4.2.2

I don't exactly know what is going on with the technical end of this plugin but it helped to speed up my site so it's a great plugin.

Muy Bueno
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5 estrellas si pones version en espaƱol

Really good
By , for WP 4.2.2

Does what it says it will do. A bit too many options and menus for me, but I guess that is a matter of opinion.

w3 total very nice fast and useful
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very nice fast and useful and can work with cloud flare - total free

Good, but slow if logged-in
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Maybe the best, but very slow if you are logged-in

The best plugin for use with amazon store
By , for WP 4.2.1

I love this plugin. I have a shop amazon Affiliate lingerie sensual and I can not use another plugin to manage the cache. I can Use only this plugin

Great plugin
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Configuration may take a while to get just right, but it is so flexible, and solid.

Full of resources .. but its not easy to find the best configuration
By , for WP 3.9.6

This is probably the fastest cache plugin I have tested.
But, to achieve the best configuration possible, it is necessary to spend many hours of hard work.

For example, if you are selecting one or more options on "Browser Cache" section, it is advisable to check the impact of your choices in the performance, with a benchmarking tool (for example, ApacheBench). In my case, I discovery that checking all of them (as suggested in many forums) causes a degrade in the performance. The worst option of all, in terms of performance lack, was setting "expires header". So, it is important to set only the options that you really need.

By not having a protection against these traps in which a beginner can fall, I prefer to evaluate it as a four star.
But, if you really know what you are doing, and you have the conditions to test the results of your choices, this is certainly the best option for you.

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