Tagged: W3 Total Cache and WooCommerce
August 19, 2020 at 1:37 pm #26019DanielGuest
I’ve been using W3 Total Cache for sometime without any problem, but WooCommerce released an update yesterday, WooCommerce 4.4.0, and my site speed dropped dramatically. I found that turning off W3 Total Cache actually improved my site. At the same time I received a notice from WP-Rocket which said, “WooCommerce just released a new version (4.4.0) which is breaking themes and plugins, including WP Rocket.” I happened to have purchased Wp-Rocket but never installed it. The email said they had an update to WP Rocket and to install it before upgrading to WooCommerce 4.4.0.
Just to test if the slowness I was seeing was a conflict between WooCommerce 4.4.0 and W3 Total Cache 0.14.4, I deactivated W3 Total Cache, and installed WP Rocket 3.6.4, the version they said worked with WooCommerce 4.4.0. Instantly, my site was working normally again.
Just a heads up if anyone else is experiencing problems with WooCommerce 4.4.0 and W3 Total Cache 0.14.4. Also, someone at BoldGrid might want to look into issues with W3 Total Cache and WooCommerce.August 19, 2020 at 1:41 pm #26028Jesse OwensKeymaster
Thanks a lot for the heads-up, a few of our other plugins and themes did have issues with the new WooCommerce update, but this is the first report we’ve seen regarding W3 Total Cache and the new update.
Did you notice any errors in your browser console, or run any speed tests like GTMetrix or PageSpeed insights that you can provide to us so we can see the details?
We’ll also do some testing to make sure that we’re fully “up to speed” with the new WooCommerce version.August 19, 2020 at 1:59 pm #26029DanielGuest
Thank you for the reply. I did not notice any errors in my browser console or run any speed tests. Usually I see a 98 performance with PageSpeed insights. I didn’t even try because it was taking minutes instead of the usual second or two for the Shop page to load. I was desperate to get the site functional so when I read that WP-Rocket had a fix for WooCommerce 4.4.0, I jumped on that. I’m seeing a 92 performance with WP-Rocket. Evidently WooCommerce is aware of the problem and is working on a 4.4.1 fix. Once that is out, I’ll try switching back to W3 Total Cache as it does seem faster than WP-Rocket.
On github.com/woocommerce/woocommerce/issues/27394 there are details about the bug in WooCommerce 4.4.0.August 19, 2020 at 2:21 pm #26031Jesse OwensKeymaster
Thanks a lot for the additional info, we’ll take steps on our end to make sure it’s compatible as well.
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