Settings for W3 Total Cache WordPress Plugin | The millenniumincome blog |

hostgator for hosting blog build ur blog animation

Settings for W3 Total Cache WordPress Plugin

Settings for W3 Total Cache WordPress Plugin

How to set up wordpress W3 Total Cache Plugin:

First lets see what is W3 Total Cache…In one line it massively speeds up your site.

W3 Total Cache improves the user experience of your site by improving your server performance, caching every aspect of your site, reducing the download times and providing transparent content delivery network (CDN) integration. It makes the site very user friendly for the visitor. W3 Total Cache is the most complete WordPress performance framework. Recommended by web hosts like: MediaTemple, Host Gator, Page.ly and WP Engine and countless more.

Important:

Step1:

Before you install W3 Total Cache, you have to  uninstall all other caching plugins like WP Super Cache. If you do not do this prior to installing, W3 Total Cache plugin will have conflict issues upon activation.

Step2:

Download plugin directly through your WordPress Admin Panel» Plugin» Add New, where you will search the name “W3 Total Cache”. Type the name in search, install and activate it OR

Use the WordPress.org repository and then upload it via FTP. If you choose to upload W3 Total Cache via FTP, first download the plugin and then upload it in to your /wp-content/plugins/ directory. Upon the activation of this plugin, a new menu option will be added in your WordPress admin panel called “Performance”.

Step3:

Go to WordPress admin panel»Performance »General Settings. Click the disable button which disables the preview mode and makes the plugin actually active. We can do this after we finish settings.

 

- – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – — – - – - – - – - – - – - – - -      

In case of Errors after activation:[skip if no errors]

After activating plugin, if you get the following error..There are two way to solve it.

wordpress how to set up W3 Total  Cache

Solution A: Go to your FTP upload app such as Filezilla. Right-click ‘wp content’ folder and click over permissions(file attributes). You have to change the permissions on your wp-content folder from 755 to 777 .

Solution B: login into cPanel of your host» File Manager» choose document root: Go» Right- click ‘wp content’ folder and click over permissions. Change to 777

host gator W3 Total  Cache plugin settings

 

 

 

 

 

 

After you change the settings try activating it again.You should see plugin activated

wordpress set up W3 Total  Cache plugin-activated

 

 

- – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – — – - – - – - – - – - – - – - -

How to solve the W3 Total Cache warnings? [skip if no warnings]

Now Go to General Settings:

If you see some warnings at the top like these:

wordpress W3 Total  Cache - warning

 

 

 

 

The top warning mentions how your wp-content folder is “writeable” and needs to be chmod back to 755.’ Change the permission back to 755   by applying the Solution A  or Solution B that I have explained above  in “In case of Errors after activation:”.

‘The second will mention how you’re in “Preview Mode” and none of your settings or changes will become active until you either “Deploy” the system or disable the preview mode.’ Don’t pay attention to the second warning. We will deploy or activate after we have finished all settings.

W3 Total  Cache-htaccess-chmod-

 

 

 

Sometimes there can be .htaccess issues with the same permission:

You’ll have to chmod either your parent directly or the .htaccess file as per your message.Click “try again” button and see if it makes any difference.

 

- – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – -

What’s the meaning of cache in simple language:

Do I wish to carry a bank with me, or go back again and again to withdraw money? We simply carry cash in a wallet or use a credit card. The bank is used as storage. browser cache, page cache…all these cache are nothing, but function more like a temporary storage or memory.

credit cards bank  transaction

 

 

We don’t visit a bank everyday. We simply use a card to facilitate payments. The same way our sites use W3 Cache to withdraw stored information via cache when a visitor visits it.

When W3 Cache is on: User» visit’s site» page loaded via cache( cache is similar your wallet)
If you don’t use w3 cache  it’s a longer route, & affects the download speed:   User» PHP recognizes the call» goes to the MySQL Database»  page loaded via server

When a page is loaded for the first time, the cache file will be written to your application/cache folder. On subsequent page loads the cache file will be retrieved and sent to the requesting user’s browser. If it has expired, it will be deleted and refreshed before being sent to the browser.
The amount of dynamic information you display in your pages correlates directly to the server resources, memory, and processing cycles utilized, which affect the page load speeds. By caching your pages, since they are saved in their fully rendered state, you can achieve performance that nears that of static web pages.

 

- – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – -

Configure your General Settings: You can see below how your W3 Total Cache menu appears:

menu1 for W3 Total Cache configuration

step 1: In W3 Total Cache Menu> click General

step2:

choose Page Cache  (section)
Page Cache:

Page Cache method: choose Disk enhanced

Minify  (section)
Minify:

Minify Cache method: Disk

Database Cache  (section)
Database Cache:

Database Cache method: Disk

Object Cache  (section)
Object Cache:

Object Cache method: Disk

Browser Cache  (section)
Browser Cache:


 choose CDN
CDN:

CDN SERVICES ARE NOT FREE, SO FOR THE MOMENT WE LEAVE IT. [CDN takes the load and bandwidth off your main server.]

Remember: You have to ‘click save all settings button’ which will be at the bottom of every sub section. Otherwise the ‘enable or disable’ does not take effect.

I have enabled minify,database cache, and object cache. They work fine over my site as enabled.W3 Total Cache has many advanced settings and it’s up to us what is suitable to our site.

NOTE:

We can skip through Minify, Database Cache, and Object Cache – keep them disabled. The simple reason is because not all servers provide optimized results with these settings. Minifying can sometimes crash the site. Host (HostGator) recommends  to Put database Cache off too since it exerts a lot of load on the server. Object cache is useful where we have a  highly dynamic site, and complex database queries. You can keep all three disabled  as a new user, if you get any error messages or if site is not functioning how it should.

- – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – -

IN MENU NOW  SEARCH FOR Page Cache Settings[It's the second choice]

W3 Total Cache plugin menu2 configuring

——

General:

Enable the above only and save all settings.

—-
Advanced
: (skip it)

—-

Cache Preload:

seconds
The number of seconds to wait before creating another set of cached pages.

Limit the number of pages to create per batch. Fewer pages may be better for under-powered servers.

A compliant sitemap can be used to specify the pages to maintain in the primed cache. Pages will be cached according to the priorities specified in the XML file. Google XML Sitemaps is recommended for use with this feature.

Sitemap will have your url, what you are seeing is mine.

So it will be as http://www.your blog url/sitemap.xml

With Cache Preload, you can automatically “fill the cache”, using a XML sitemap.It Automatically loads pre-cached pages to all visitors, even if a page has not been visited recently. You can achieve better performance in an application by preloading caches.Keep it disabled if you run into performance problems when the preload activates, or lower the number of ‘Pages per interval’.

Save changes.

—-
Purge Policy:
Maintain the default settings.The defaults are recommended because additional options may reduce server performance:

 

A common problem most people complain about: W3 Total Cache “Page Cache URL rewriting is not working..”. Solve it by reading my post:W3 Total Cache “Page Cache URL rewriting is not working” error :Solved. Do it after all your settings are finished.

- – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – — – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – -

W3 Total Cache Minify Settings – Click minify

W3 Total Cache plugin menu 3

——–

General settings:


If disabled, CSS and JS embeddings will use GET variables instead of “fancy” links.
(leave it)

choose admin and email notification
Notify when minify cache creation errors occur.

Save changes.

———

HTML & XML

HTML minify settings:

Enable



Saves changes.

——

JS

JS minify settings:






Saves changes.

——

CSS

CSS minify settings:




By enabling all these you streamline your CSS files very well.

Well coded CSS will work without any problems. If you run into problems with badly coded CSS, try disabling the Comment- and Line break removal.

There are some features that simply do not function as they were intended in a minified state. Also, your WordPress Theme will interpret some of these requests in different ways so you might end up with a fully functional look with one theme while another one might completely break in style and form.

Save changes.

——

Advanced:

seconds
Specify the interval between download and update of external files in the minify cache. Hint: 6 hours is 21600 seconds. 12 hours is 43200 seconds. 24 hours is 86400 seconds.
seconds
If caching to disk, specify how frequently expired cache data is removed. For busy sites, a lower value is best.

Save changes.

Essentially what “minifying” does to the files on your site is combine them into one file and then strip out all the unnecessary code that increases the weight of the overall file.
In case minify creates problems and your host suggest you disable it, Go to General > Tick mark ‘ Disable minify for logged in users’

 

- – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – — – - – - – - – - – - – - – - -

SKIP Database Cache | Object Cache , SKIP Minify Cache AS WELL IF YOUR HOSTS SUGGEST IT.

- – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – — – - – - – - – - – - – - – - –

Browser Cache Settings:Click Browser

 menu W3 Total Cache plugin 4 configure

General:


Set the expires header to encourage browser caching of files.


Set pragma and cache-control headers to encourage browser caching of files.


Set this header to assist in identifying optimized files.


Reduce the download time for text-based files.

Save changes.
—–

CSS & JS


Set the expires header to encourage browser caching of files.

seconds


Set this header to assist in identifying optimized files.


Reduce the download time for text-based files.

leave the rest as they are and save settings.

—–

HTML & XML

Set expires headerSet expires header
Set the expires header to encourage browser caching of files.

expire header lifetime

 

Set cache control header Set cache control header
Set pragma and cache-control headers to encourage browser caching of files.

Set W3 Total Cache header Set W3 Total Cache header
Set this header to assist in identifying optimized files.

Enable HTTP (gzip) compression Enable HTTP (gzip) compression
Reduce the download time for text-based files.

leave the rest as they are and save settings.

—–

Media and Other Files


Set the expires header to encourage browser caching of files.

seconds


Set pragma and cache-control headers to encourage browser caching of files.


Set this header to assist in identifying optimized files.


Reduce the download time for text-based files.

save settings
———————————————————————————————————————————-

menu:User Agent Groups (skip it)

This is where you’ll do tweaks for different agents, e.g. mobile users, but you can skip these for now.

———————————————————————————————————————————–

menu:Referrer Groups(skip it)

———————————————————————————————————————————–

 menu: CDN

Content Delivery Network settings

This is where you’ll configure W3TC and the blog to use CDN. So what is CDN & MaxCDN ?

It’s quite simple. Go to  MaxCDN Installation and Setup Guide >

———————————————————————————————————————————–

Go back to W3 Total Cache General Settings:

W3 Total Cache imports exports settings

Now that you have everything setup, it is best to create a backup for your W3 Total Cache Configuration.
Go to W3 Total Cache’s General Settings Page> Import/Export Settings. Click to Download the settings file from your server. If your site crashes, or you reset the settings by mistake, you will have a file to backup.

Finally, one of the most useful features is the ability to import and export your settings for other installations and backup. In case you have more than one blog using this heavily customized set of settings it makes it very easy to transfer all work by exporting a ‘core’ setting and then importing this file into new blogs:

———————————————————————————————————————————–

Now you are done.

Go to General Settings page and hit ‘Deploy’ in case you haven’t already.You’ll see ‘Preview settings successfully deployed’

Hit ‘Disable’ to disable the preview mode and “go live”

Hit ‘Empty Page Cache’

Hit ‘Empty Minify Cache’

—————

This  post should give you an idea as to how powerful this plugin is, It’s a must for all blogs. Don’t ignore it – It’s free for non commercial purposes and small businesses. I know it will take sometime to set it up, but it’s worth the effort. You just need to keep my post page and your settings page open..Just follow the steps. Once it’s done the results are magic. We all want that, don’t we?

I hope you implement it. Do leave behind your very precious comments, anything you have on mind – Tell me what have you been doing to speed up your site!  I’d love to hear from you ! Share the word!

To Setup W3 Total Cache plugin, read the post http://www.millenniumincome.com/settings-for-w3-total-cache/  via www.millenniumincome.com  click to tweet

smile blackhave a smiling day!

mickey

Why not head over to Tips for writing ebook  or  Design your Own ebook Cover for free in 3 steps . You will like it after working so hard over your settings -:). No other post demands it.

Some Evergreen Post:

» Keyword Domain Name – A king or Mere Jack?

» Passport to backlink

» Finally The Secret To writing good Content !

» How to create/make a Site

 

 

 

fireworks

 

W3TC  is Trusted by countless sites like: millenniumincome….yes!

Mashable

stevesouders.com

mattcutts.com

Tags:

Facebook Comments:


Get our latest articles delivered to your email inbox and get the FREE 3 series Marketing Podcast Tutorial | strictly no spam policy




Leave A Reply (5 comments so far)

*

CommentLuv badge

  1. 698
    10 months ago

    Hey there, my name is Debora and I’m a blogger out of Grossaffoltern, Switzerland. I’m glad to see the work you’re doing on this site. Coming upon Settings for W3 Total Cache WordPress Plugin | The millenniumincome blog | was refreshing and helpful in terms of writing and work. Continue the nice work guys: I’ve put you guys on my blogroll. I think it will increase the worth of my own blog.
    698 recently posted…698My Profile


  2. abercrombie milano
    9 months ago

    I’m really impressed with your writing skills and also with the layout on your blog. Is this a paid theme or did you modify it yourself? Either way keep up the excellent quality writing, it’s rare to see a nice blog like this one today..
    nike air max tn


    • mickey
      9 months ago

      Thank you.The theme is optimizepress.I have designed the headers,ads and the rest of stuff on my own.


  3. shana.jackson
    9 months ago

    This design is incredible! You definitely know how to keep a reader amused.
    Between your wit and your videos, I was almost moved to start my own blog (well, almost.
    ..HaHa!) Fantastic job. I really enjoyed what you had to say,
    and more than that, how you presented it. Too cool!

facebook twitterg+you tubePinterestRss
------------- how to make great videos
-------------
-------------
-------------
-------------

Get our latest articles delivered  to your email inbox and get the FREE Marketing Podcast Tutorial! | no spam policy

-------------
-------------
 Get optimizepress- best wordpress theme
-------------
-------------
-------------
-------------
-------------

categories

--------

Archives

-------------
--------
-------------------- ---------------------------
 
--------
-------------
-------------
-------------
-------------
how to make great videos
-------------
-------------
-------------
-------------

Follow Me on Pinterest

 
-------------
-------------
-------------
deals gif
-------------
-------------
-------------
------------- ------------- -------------
------------- ------------- ------------- -------------
------------- ------------- ------------- ------------- ------------- ------------- ------------- -------------
Download a FREE GUIDE

adobe photoshop

 

 
 
"Twitter tweet "facebook "Google plus "pinterest

blog: business: networking: discovery: fun