Skip to:
Content
Pages
Categories
Search
Top
Bottom

Configuring W3 Total Cache with BuddyPress

  • Avatar of Bowe
    Bowe
    Participant

    @bowromir

    Hi guys,

    I’ve just installed W3 Total Cache with a CDN provider and so far it seems to work great. But I would like to know how BuddyPress could benefit from it’s powers. Normal page caching creates non updated activity streams since the content remains cached.

    1: So page caching does not work, without disabling caching of certain folders/files. Does anyone know which folders should NOT be cached to let the stream work properly?

    2: Can I use database caching, since the plugin config says: “Caching database objects may decrease the response time of your blog by up to 100x” Can BuddyPress cause this kind of decreased performance?

    Thanks in advance!

Viewing 25 replies - 1 through 25 (of 32 total)
  • Avatar of Symm2112
    symm2112
    Participant

    @symm2112

    If you figure out how to get it working let me know. I tried activating it but wasn’t able to due to a fatal error but wasn’t able to troubleshoot yet.

    I’ve left page caching off for now, as I’m uncertain too. Database caching is what, I assume, it calls object caching. Object caching reduces the number of queries BuddyPress has to make dramatically.

    Avatar of Bowe
    Bowe
    Participant

    @bowromir

    Database caching seems to work fine for me as well.. So I’ll try and experiment with the page cache. since BuddyPress is highly dynamic, most parts can not be cached very wel.. But I imagine caching the directory pages for 10 mins could prove useful? I don’t know how much that’ll help though :)

    Caching the front page for non-registered users might be a good idea

    Avatar of Pedro Miguel
    Pedro Miguel
    Participant

    @pedromiguel

    I have w3 total cache installed

    I have almost all options enabled and works well…

    I also create a subdomain to make a “CDN” and now my blog is A on Yslow and more than 90 on google page speed.

    Its good Idea to cache pages to non-logged users. (dont worry crawlers still get non cached pages).

    Avatar of jesperpopma
    Jesper
    Participant

    @jesperpopma

    I just installed W3 Total Cache with the default settings on a single buddypress install.

    Anyone figured out the best settings. I’m asking cause this thread is a week old so new insights may be at hand :-)

    Avatar of @modemlooper
    @modemlooper
    Moderator

    @modemlooper

    I have all my site files going to Amazon s3. Have pretty much everything activated and works good. One plugin that I installed was javascript in footer and it made the pages load twice as fast.

    Avatar of Symm2112
    symm2112
    Participant

    @symm2112

    I can’t even load the plugin on my site because it fails to activate due to a “fatal error” The dev asked for me to go to debug on the plugin but since I can’t even activate it, of course that’s not an option :(

    Avatar of drummergirl
    drummergirl
    Participant

    @drummergirl

    I have also installed W3tc but I am having issues with the Ajax not working when the javascript is minified. Is anyone else seeing this?

    And on the page caching… are you including or excluding any particular pages or just using the default settings?

    Avatar of Nm
    nm
    Participant

    @nahummadrid

    @drummergirl I’m seeing this too have had to go without minify. how is everyone getting it to work?

    any help here

    Avatar of Nm
    nm
    Participant

    @nahummadrid

    @drummergirl I’m seeing this too have had to go without minify. how is everyone getting it to work?

    any help here

    Avatar of Nm
    nm
    Participant

    @nahummadrid

    any help

    Avatar of gregfielding
    gregfielding
    Participant

    @gregfielding

    I gave up on it…even with just database caching, the extra files it installs prevented sign-ups on my site. Time to figure out xcache…

    xCache and W3 Total Cache are totally different kettles of fish.

    Avatar of catchit
    catchit
    Participant

    @catchit

    Any recent updates on the best configuration for W3 Total Cache – still looking…

    Avatar of GUAP
    GUAP
    Participant

    @gearupandplay

    when I log out the cache page shows I’m still logged in and I don’t see the login form, anyway to correct this. Also the forum rss feed and buddypress links feed don’t work for me when minify is activated.

    Avatar of Nm
    nm
    Participant

    @nahummadrid

    anything new here? I’m getting the logout thing too. Otherwise. its working pretty good for me so far, besides an issue with switch_to_blog function.

    @GUAP same problem here

    Avatar of Bowe
    Bowe
    Participant

    @bowromir

    Started with the guide for BP-Tricks.. but due to the nature of BuddyPress some stuff are bound to cause trouble.. like database and page caching :-)

    Avatar of xspringe
    Xspringe
    Participant

    @xspringe

    I’m also experiencing issues with both login and logout not showing the user being logged in in the top bar (even thouch caching for logged in users has been disabled). Has anyone been able to determine the optimal settings for buddypress + w3 total cache yet?

    Having the same logout issue as well. Mine seems to be specific to the homepage only – strange…?

    Avatar of thebadger
    The Badger
    Participant

    @thebadger

    Anyone found a solution for this? My site, BadgerGP.com has this very issue. If you go to Account > logout you are logged out but the menubar still appears as though you’re logged in until you visit a page and then it refreshes… how frustrating!

    I’m sure there must be some queries to exclude from caching order to get around this – W3TC is pretty clever!

    Avatar of Henry
    Henry
    Member

    @henrypwmoulton

    Any update on this problem?

    I also love some advice on cache plugins for buddypress, in particular how to configure W3TC. Strange that the W3TC plugin creator does not help out here. (Or have I missed that?)

    Avatar of iftomkins
    iftomkins
    Member

    @iftomkins

    I’d love some help on this, too!

Viewing 25 replies - 1 through 25 (of 32 total)

You must be logged in to reply to this topic.