Product-rich e-commerce sites can often place a heavy burden on servers with processing and data delivery. Hence, we highly recommend using the muscle of a ‘cache and minify’ plugin application to alleviate some of the workload and increase page-loading efficiency by up to 50%.
Fortunately, W3 Total Cache (W3TC) plays very well with the Genesis Framework and ENVY theme. And even better, the required Configuration Settings can be imported.
(Note: W3 Total Cache may be incompatible with some servers or ISP’s. Please contact your website hosting company to ensure W3 Total Cache is suitable for your website)
To install the W3TC plugin, follow these steps:
1) Go to ‘Plugins > Add New’.
2) Enter ‘W3 Total Cache’ in the search field. Or download the plugin from http://www.w3-edge.com/wp-plugins/w3-total-cache/ and upload the .zip files from your hard drive.
3) Activate after installation.
To configure the settings via import:
1) Load the settings file via https://s3.amazonaws.com/synthw3tc/w3tc-synthesis-config.html
2) ‘Save As’ the .html file (as HTML or Source Only) to your hard drive.
3) At the bottom of the WordPress admin menu, click on ‘Performance > General Settings’.
4) Scroll to ‘Import / Export’ Settings’ at the bottom of the page.
5) Click ‘Choose File’ next to ‘Import Configuration’ and select the ‘w3tc-synthesis-config.html’ file you saved.
6) Upload the file.
7) Confirm that the settings have been imported successfully and ‘Empty the page cache’ as instructed.
Congratulations, you’re done!
Note: W3 Total Cache Pro combined with Synthesis adds even greater efficiency to your site. Find out more by clicking here.