Let me be straight with you: Every WordPress blog on the web should have this plugin installed.
And, no, I’m also not being paid to say that. :)
Some of the neat features that W3 Total Cache includes:
- Final output is cached and then re-served to the next viewer without having to rebuild. This means that in many circumstances, your blog might only be recreating your site dynamically once an hour. Otherwise, the cached version will be served, greatly increasing the performance and stability of your site.
- Uses advanced disk caching techniques to cache output or can also take advantage of Memcache technology (if supported by your server) to increase speed even more.
Before W3 Total Cache I was a fan of WP Super Cache. And before that, I used WP Cache. Neither of the latter two can hold a candle to the capabilities and caching power of W3 Total Cache.
For more information on how this plugin can increase your website’s performance, take a look at W3 Total Cache on the WordPress Extend website.
6 thoughts on “Featured WordPress Plugin: W3 Total Cache”
Thanks for the support John. Will keep working to make W3TC even better.
How can it get any better? What else is in the pipeline?
I’ve been hesitant to minify the css files because it would make the process of editing it later a nightmare. Is it really worth doing that?
It does not modify the original CSS files. As the files are being prepared to be sent to the client they are minified dynamically.
But you should back up just in case I’m wrong :D
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