w3 Total Cache Plugin for WordPress May 31, 2011Posted by Tournas Dimitrios in Wordpress - 3.
It’s well known that Google and all other search engines are using site load times as an additional ranking factor . There are many different things you can do, depending on your proficiency with such things as image optimization, CSS optimization and of course PHP coding !
Fortunately an average WordPress blogger has the option to select between plethora of available Cache Plugins . Two of the best , as far I’m concerned , are WP Super Cache and W3 Total Cache .
For the novice blogger I don’t think that ” WP Super Cache ” plugin is to be recommended, for the simple reason you are required to copy & paste several lines of code into your htaccess file.
Installing and configuring of W3 Total Cache is not difficult , though a good basic understanding of the WordPress admin panel is needed . Although an detailed FAQ for configuring this excellent plugin is accessible from the administration panel , an detailed on-line guide can be found here .
You can profile the benefits of all your configurations by visiting the following sites :
- PingDom :
- Or Create a local Test environment with the following Firefox plugins :
On my local development , I saw an 20% performance increase after the installation of ” W3 Total Cache “