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w3 Total Cache Plugin for WordPress May 31, 2011

Posted 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.
W3 Total Cache is a completely different story, it is packed with features that are completely missing from Super Cache. Whilst both Super Cache & Total Cache offer page caching & gzip compression, W3 Total Cache also offers Minify for JavaScript & CSS, Database caching & the ability to setup a CDN (Content Delivery Network) using a sub domain on your own hosting account. Add to this the fact that there is no requirement to go messing around with your htaccess file & that W3 Total Cache installs on default settings that would suit 90% of bloggers . It becomes quite apparent which of these two WordPress cache plugins is my preferred  solution🙂

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 :


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