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A Complete W3 Total Cache Plugin Settings for WordPress Step by Step

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WordPress W3 Total Cache One of the top cache Plugin for WordPress Site For this Plugin very useful for website Speed Load Faster, Performance Optimization (WPO) via caching. Integrated Caching: CDN, Minify, Page, Object, Fragment, Database support etc. We also have used this personally last 4 years its perfectly working on our WordPress Blogs, and Some Other WordPress Website and also many popular website Trusted by numerous companies like: AT&T, stevesouders.com, mattcutts.com, mashable.com, smashingmagazine.com, makeuseof.com, kiss925.com, pearsonified.com, lockergnome.com, johnchow.com, ilovetypography.com, webdesignerdepot.com, css-tricks.com and tens of thousands of others. using we recommend it (Download), we have observed much difference in the speed of our WordPress Website ,Because website speed is more important factor in User Experience up to 90% bandwidth savings via minify and HTTP compression of HTML, CSS, JavaScript and feeds and also considering the search engine optimization as speed and also google ranking a website in the search engine.

So Some People to ask me how to use it and how to configure W3 Total Cache Plugin in our WordPress However, So we give you the A Complete W3 Total Cache WordPress Plugin Setting Step by Step and after if you facing any issue please comment below section but we have tried to make it more easier for the new users or existing users of W3 Total cache below so that the new users can easily learn to configure W3 total cache plugin to get the very fast.

We will guide you step by step to make it easier way for you, make sure before proceeding installing this plugin please uninstall any other cache plugin if installed and one more thing,sometimes there can be compatibility issues with some plugins or theme you are using.

W3 Total Cache

General Settings

  • General: Leave it as it is.
  • Page Cache: Enabled
  • Page Cache Method: Disk Enhance
  • Minify:Enable
  • Minify Mode: Manual
  • Minify Cache Method – Disk
  • HTML Minifier: Default
  • JS Minifier: Default
  • CSS Minifier: Default or CSS Tidy

(Minify settings can cause compatibility problem with some themes and plugins,You can disable minify(it does not have any huge impact on speed) )

  • Database Cache: Enabled
  • Database Cache Method: Disk
  • Object Cache: Enable
  • Object Cache Method: Disk
  • Browser Cache: Enable
  • CDN : Enable it if you are using,otherwise Leave it and Move on.
  • Enable varnish cache purging: Disable

Network Performance and Security performance by Cloudflare : If you are using CloudFlare enable it and fill up the other details otherwise disable it.

Leave all the other settings after this as they are.

Page Cache Settings

General:

  • Cache Front Page: Enable
  • Cache feeds: site, categories, tags, comments: Enable
  • Cache SSL (https) requests: I think, you aren’t using a secure connection,therefore, Disable it.
  • Cache URIs with query string variables: Disable
  • Cache 404 (not found) pages:  Enable
  • Cache requests only for www.wpcub.com site address: Enable
  • Don’t cache pages for logged in users: Enable(It’s good to enable this)
  • Don’t cache pages for following user roles: You may wish to enable this as per your preference.

Cache Preload

  • Automatically prime the page cache: Enable
  • Update interval: 18000
  • Pages per interval: 10
  • Sitemap URL: Add your sitemap URL (sitemap ends with .xml)

Purge Cache: Page Cache

No Change Required

Advanced

No Change Required

Minify Settings

General

  • Rewrite URL structure: Enable
  • Disable minify for logged in users: Disable
  • Minify error notification: Admin Notification(or as per your need)

HTML & XML

  • HTML minify settings: Enable and also enable all the sub-options
  • Ignored comment stems: Don’t change anything

JS

  • JS minify settings: Enable
  • Operation in Area: Minify (Non-Blocking using async)

 CSS

  • CSS minify settings: Enable
  • Combine only: Disable
  • Preserved comment removal: Disable
  • Line break removal: Enable
  • @import Handling: Process

Advanced

No Changed Required

 Database Cache Settings

General

  • Don’t cache queries for logged in users: Enable

Advance

No Changed Required

Object Cache Settings

No Changed Required

Browser Cache Settings

General

  • Set expires header: Enable
  • Set cache control header: Enable
  • Set entity tag (eTag): Enable
  • Set W3 Total Cache header: Enable
  • Enable HTTP (gzip) compression: Enable
  • Prevent caching of objects after settings change: Enable
  • – Enable
  • Do not process 404 errors for static objects with WordPress– Disable




 CSS and JS

  • Set expires header: Enable
  • Expires header lifetime: 31536000 seconds
  • Set cache control header: Enable
  • Cache Control Policy: cache with max-age
  • Set entity tag (eTag): Enable
  • Set W3 Total Cache header: Enable
  • Enable HTTP (gzip) compression: Enable
  • Prevent caching of objects after settings change – Disable
  • Remove cookies for static files: Enable

HTML and XML

  • Set expires header: Enable
  • Expires header lifetime : 3600 seconds
  • Set cache control header: Enable
  • Cache Control Policy: cache with max-age
  • Set entity tag (eTag): Enable
  • Set W3 Total Cache header: Enable
  • Enable HTTP (gzip) compression: Enable

Media and Other Files

  • Set expires header: Enable
  • Expires header lifetime: 31536000 seconds
  • Set cache control header: Enable
  • Cache Control Policy: cache with max-age
  • Set the entity tag (eTag): Enable
  • Set W3 Total Cache header: Enable
  • Enable HTTP (gzip) compression: Enable
  • Prevent caching of objects after settings change: Enable
  • Disable cookies for static files: Enable

You are successfully done W3 Total Cache WordPress Plugin, Leave all the other options and tabs as they are, no need to change anything.

Now We Check website speed with the help of this website tool http://gtmetrix.com and notice the change in speed.

To Improve your Speed and User Experience check out this tutorial.

Important Note: Most of the time, when you will change something in your WordPress blog, website , the plugin W3 Total cache prompts to “Empty all caches” in under dashboard or Admin Bar click on it, so that the plugin will delete the cache and will make a new effect one,so that the changes you have made can be effective.

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