how to Install and configuration w3 total cache plugin

Speed is the most significant success factors websites face. In fact, your site’s speed directly affects your income (revenue), W3 Total Cache is the Only plugin which Improve your WordPress Website Speed to reduce loading time of css, java scripts and objects without affect it.

Search engine like Google and yahoo measure and factor in the speed of web sites in their ranking algorithm. When they recommend a site they want to make sure users find what they’re looking for quickly. So in effect you and Google should have the same objective. W3Total Cache Caching of search results pages (i.e. URIs with query string variables) in memory or on disk.

Before install w3 total cache plugin check your website speed at :-

Read: How to check Website speed using gtmetrix plugin.

W3 plugin is not only install and play plugin but it’s better configuration also required most of people just install plugin and they think its working. Here i would like to present step by step Install and configuration w3 Total cache plugin.

Install W3 total cache plugin

First of all You have to log in your WordPress website and

In Dashboard left side panel choose Plugins —> Add new.

wordpress plugin

Now Search plugin by Name Write – W3 total cache. click installs and active plugin.

install wordpress plugin

If you are completely new blogger so this artical helps you to How to install Plugin.

configuration w3 Total cache plugin

General settings

After Active plugin on bottom left side click performance button —> General setting On General Setting Page.

Config W3 Total cache plugin

 Click Enable now you’re W3 Total cache plugin Active.

General congig of w3 total cache

Now check Page cache Enable with Disc Enhanced.Page Cache is most important to Cache There are many visitor on page so W3TC Plugin Cache Pages every interval time.

w3 Total Cache wp plugin

Now After Check page cache leave unchecked minify and database cache Because minify decreasing the size and number of CSS and JS files Some time it might be causes Error And if you are using premium themes like headway, genesis and Thesis Themes so you Don’t Need to minify Because This Themes are According to WordPress framework.

And Database Cache We don’t need because the hosting companies like bluehost , hostgator and inmotion and many more hosting Companies do not refer database cache. leave Object cache unchecked because it does not affect much.

Now check on browser cache Browser cache is requires cause every time when user visit website so load images and css dont take long time to load because it already store in your browser temporary file.

Browse Cache

For CDN We use MaxCDN. w3tc also supports MaxCDN.

Now save all settings and go page cache setting.

Page cache settings

  • Check Cache post page its required because there is lots of visitors read your posts
  • Unchecked Front page cache its not required.
  • Check Cache feeds: site, categories, tags, comments
  • Unchecked SSl And URls its not required for blog its useful to big websites
  • Unchecked 404 page if you have more than 1000 visitors to visit 404 page so you can check 404 page cache.
  • Check Your url hostname and dont cache pages logged in user.

Save all setting your page cache setting done.

page cache

Now as i told leave minify, database and object cache unchecked.

Go Browser cache setting.

Browser Cache settings

In general setting check Set Last-Modified header,  

W3total cache wp plugin setting

Now save your settings and see w3tc  plugin magic.

Check your rank at

I am strongly recommend to use MaxCDN for Blazing fast Your WebSite speed.

Now if you still get low grade and reason is Leverage browser cache and static query strings so, you have to write code manually in .htaccess file.

If you get white page error please read following post ;

because page speed can improve your search engine rank. Enjoy!


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About Mitul Shah

I just love to working with WordPress and i like to share my knowledge to all over world using this website hope my articles as help to build your blog powerful.


  1. Nice Post ,this post is pretty easy to understand thank you for sharing .

  2. Thank you for this, I was overwhelmed but this was clear and easy to follow.

  3. I should thank you very much for this post. Now my web speed is rapidly increase than before. I thought W3tc makes website slower instead of make it fast

  4. Sir,

    Thank you very much. This was very helpful. When I started – the site loaded at 16s, I got it down to 6s, with your tutorial, I got it down to 4.762s. I am still going and will do what it takes to reduce it even further. But this is a huge improvement. Thank you.

  5. I’m wondering why there wasn’t a drastic increase in speed on my site after completing the w3tc tutorial, .htaccess tutorial and remove static resources tutorial?

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