W3 Total Cache Pro builds upon the Community (free) version of W3 Total Cache and adds features that will be interesting to any publisher who’s serious about running a successful website. Upgrading to Pro not only unlocks the features below, but puts you on the upgrade path for additional features that we’re excited to share in the near future.
After clicking the call to action, you’ll be presented with a secure form that takes your billing details and Credit Card information (PayPal is not currently a supported option, but stay tuned).
Once the process is completed, your license key should be automatically applied (which unlocks the new features). If not, you should receive an email containing the license key that you can simply paste into the “License” field on the W3TC General Settings page.
You’ll then receive an email from us with a special offer for Pro customers that includes W3 Total Cache configuration and Theme Optimization. It’s optional of course, but thousands of our customers want to maximize their investment by having the plugin creators configure it on their site.
W3 Total Cache Pro features
Fragment Caching Social layer, personalization and e-commerce etc are common elements of highly dynamic web sites. That means that caching entire pages to improve user experience and performance is not a solution. Fragment Caching bridges the gap between no caching at all and the “ideal,” full page caching. By extending the WordPress Transient API, W3TC allows developers to bring both horizontal and vertical scale to bear without doing anything differently.
Extension Framework As mentioned above, extensions / add-ons represent a great opportunity to both de-bloat projects that solve many problems or address many use cases. It also allows for innovation as 3rd parties can make contributions without having to be a core project developer to contribute or solve their problems while maintaining the control they need. We’re excited for you to try this first iteration of our extension framework, and documentation can be found (for now) inside the plugin’s FAQ.
How do I implement fragment caching?
The W3 Total Cache Fragment caching layer adds new functionality to the WordPress Transients API:
- Adds support for grouping transients both per blog and site wide
- Adds support for manual flushing of registered transient groups
- Adds support for action based flushing of registered transient groups
- Adds support for caching filters and actions