I wanted to get smooth and try fancy schmancy cache plugins. I tried to use the W3 Total Cache plugin. I opted today to delete the darn thing because I found out why one of my sites did not show any updates since April 17th. Turns out the Cache plugin is crazy and screwed up.
If you have been busting your head wondering why your RSS Feeds, updates, and theme changes aren’t working then look into your plugins for any cache programs.
I read most of the time you can reinstall them, if you still have issues then just stop slamming your face into the wall and press delete.
Here is the best way to delete your cache plugin: I received some of the information from this helpful forum post at wordpress.org
In WordPress: Plugins > Installed > Delete the plugin w3-total-cache
Use An FTP Program For Rest
- Open wp-config.php (Need A Program That Reads PHP) Remove the following line in wp-config.php` file: define(‘WP_CACHE’, true);
- FTP > WP-Content > delete the following: advanced-cache.php, db.php, w3tc/ (delete entire folder) and w3-total-cache-config.php
Don’t freak out if you are deleting your plugin and it causes your backend to go down. Simply delete dp.php. That will get the back-end working beautifully again.
If you have any more knowledge or tips please comment. I am really fresh with this php stuff and could use better tips.
I was just doing an search and stumbled across another great article on how to remove W3 Total Cache. They give you 10 steps on the proper way to remove the plugin. Heres the post: Journalxtra.com
Thanks to Triple Clic for the Spanish shout out! (la mejor forma de borrar W3 Total Cache)
Hope this saves you from a headache.
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[update 5/11/2011: spelling fix and fellow blog shout out]
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