Howto install and configure W3 Total Cache to speed up WordPress
On the one hand, using good and optimal hosting, on the other hand, a nice web interface like wordpress now needs some tools to help WordPress load pages quickly, which is the W3 Total Cache plugin. But it is not just a kind of plugin you just need to install, your website speed is increased. In other words, you need to configure it to use all the power it gives to your website speed to an optimal level.
In this article, we will show you the steps to install W3 Total Cache and configure it to optimize the benefits of this plugin. The process will take place in 2 parts:
Part A: Install and activate W3 Total Cache Plugin.
Step 1: Install W3 Total Cache plugin in WordPress, by pressing the Plugin and clicking Add New Plugin, and you can search for W3 Total Cache, and you can click on Settings, as shown below:
Step 2: Then select activate to activate the plugin.
Part B: Proceed to the configuration process for W3 Total Cache.
Step 1: To configure you go to the installed plugin in the Plugin section then search for W3 Total Cache and click on the setting as shown.
Step 2: After selecting the setting, the General setting interface will appear.
On this screen, there are some important configuration points you need to keep in mind.
– Page Cache: Enable Page with Page Cache Method will select Disk Enhanced.
– Minify: Enable and manual minify.
Database cache: here we do not enable this feature because we do not use MaxCDN. If not, select database cache and keep the default settings.
Object Cache: According to wordpress.org, enabling the feature can slow down the website in many special cases on the WordPress backend screen. In our case, whether to turn it on or not, nothing changes.
– Choose to select “Optimize disk enhanced page and minify disk caching for NFS
The rest you just leave the default.
Step 3: Choose Page Cache from the left corner.
In addition to some issues we note in the picture, please follow the image instructions below.
– Check the Cache SSL option (https) requests if you use SSL
– Remove the “Don’t cache pages for following user roles” option
– Enter the sitemap in the Sitemap URL. You can find in (knowledge)
– Tick on the option in Compatiblity Mode.
– The rest remains unchanged.
Step 4: Browser Cache:
– Some configuration you need:
– Choose the first 6 options. Keep the remaining settings.
Step 5: Extension
– There are 2 extensions you should activate:
CloudFlare: No activation required if you do not use.
WordPress SEO by Yoast: enabled because most of us install the Yoast plugin. Here we have not installed the plugin, so we have not activated it yet. You only need to install Yoast SEO plugin and activate it.
– After configuration is complete, select save all settings