W3 Total Cache – Best WordPress Cache Plugin

*** Happy New Year 2011 to all my readers… 😉 ***

Previously, I was using WP Super Cache plugin to cache my blogs. Unfortunately, the plugin had made my blog vulnerable and a hacker was successfully infiltrated into my server through the cache folder created by the plugin. All my index files have been replaced with the hacker message. Since the incident, I have stopped using WP Super Cache.

Right now, I’m using another WordPress cache plugin called, W3 Total Cache. This plugin is the fastest and most complete WordPress performance optimization plugin. Various of popular blogs have using it such as mashable.com, pearsonified.com, lockergnome.com and others.

W3 Total Cache plugin will provide:

  • At least 10x improvement in overall site performance (Grade A in YSlow or significant Google Page Speed improvements) when fully configured
  • Improve conversion rates and “site performance” which affect your site’s rank on Google.com
  • “Instant” second page views (browser caching after first page view)
  • Optimized progressive render (pages start rendering immediately)
  • Reduced page load time: increased visitor time on site (visitors view more pages)
  • Improved web server performance (sustain high traffic periods)
  • Up to 80% bandwidth savings via minify and HTTP compression of HTML, CSS, JavaScript and feeds

To install, just go to your Plugin page in WordPress Dashboard and search for W3 Total Cache plugin. Click on the Install Now link and it will be installed automatically. Happy caching your WordPress ya… 😉


  1. indeed, that was really good wordpress plugin. i like it.

  2. nice find, thanks. For some reason supercache wouldn’t work, I think something to do with some file that was missing or I didn’t change the settings. For some reason this does work and it’s fast.

  3. The unknown says:

    Hi there,
    Can I know if I just use the default setting can or not?

  4. The unknown says:

    After installed, can use it straight away? I mean no need to copy any code and paste here and there?

  5. The unknown says:

    Oh, I see. Thanks.

  6. The unknown says:

    When I check the capability, some stuffs is in red and the safe mode is off. Is it safe? Sorry for asking so many questions. I’m still new to it. xD

  7. You have to Deploy the plugin to make it work. 🙂

  8. The unknown says:

    How to deploy?

  9. The unknown says:

    Thanks. ^^

  10. The unknown says:

    I’m having this problem. “The required directives for fancy permalinks could not be detected, please confirm they are available:”. Should I Ignore it?

  11. I also switched to w3total toady after reading your blog… thanks

  12. W3 Total Cache is actually the best wordpress cache plugin, you are right! There are options of Hyper Cache and WP Cache too.

  13. A vulnerability allowing to reset the password has been discovered. Update your W3 Cache ASAP.

  14. Great plugin!

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  15. Thanks. I too, use this plugin though W3 tends to slow down when you’re editing/updating the post. I paired it with CloudFlare