Some of our readers have high profile, large traffic blogs that rely on sophisticated caching. W3 Total Cache is an advanced plugin that handles just those types of sites quite well. However, in a recent update, there is a bug that has been causing some issues.
As Page.ly’s blog says, and also as Frederick Townes (creator of W3 Total Cache) mentions, you can temporarily fix the issue by changing the Minify setting to “manual”. Clear your cache after you do this, and your site should go back to normal.
You can follow the progress of the bug in the support forum, and I bet there will be an update out soon to fix it.
We thought this would be a worthy post just to raise awareness of the issue. I happen to think that W3 Total Cache is an incredible plugin, and I’m in no way saying not to use it. However, I would recommend John Saddington’s W3 Total Cache setup tutorial that includes advice to help determine whether you need W3 Total Cache, or if another option will suffice for your site.