This process takes about 10-15 minutes, and can make your WordPress Website feel much snappier.
This article does not apply to our Managed WordPress accounts, which do not work with the W3 Total Cache plugin. Managed WordPress already has an optimized cache, so there's no need to have another caching tool. To see if this applies to you, see What type of hosting account do I have?
First, clear your cache by clicking Performance, and then empty all caches. You should also visit your Website in a different browser because by default, W3 Total Cache does not show cached content for logged in users.
If your Website is still having problems, it might be a conflict between W3 Total Cache and another plugin or your theme. To identify which one, follow these steps:
If you have identified a conflict between W3 Total Cache and another plugin, you need to decide to activate only one of these on your Website. You can contact the plugin authors about a potential solution.
If you still cannot get your Website to work, you should submit a bug submission form by clicking the Performance tab, and then clicking Support to submit the form for free support and troubleshooting. Then deactivate W3 Total cache temporarily until your support request is handled.
If your Website is giving a 500 error and you cannot log in, you need to log in via FTP or via the FTP File Manager and edit your .htaccess file. You should remove all code sections that look like this:
# BEGIN W3TC [section name here]
# END W3TC [section name here]