Exclude Plugin from W3 Total Cache
For example, if you run a lot of plugins a caching plugin may break some of them. The reason for this is that these caching plugins most often combine scripts in one file. This can lead to various issues.
- The path to the script changes. This can mess up some plugins loading files relative to the folder they were previously in.
- Errors influence other scripts. If any error in one script occurs, it can cause the execution of other scripts to stop. Thus breaking other plugins. This is an issue since not all plugins are coded according to the proper standards.
The steps to do this are quite easy (for W3 Total Cache at least). You do need to include the full path the resource, relative resources do not work at time of writing
- From your WordPress dashboard, Go to ‘Performance’ and then go to ‘Minify‘.
- Remove all from the following field: ‘Include external files/libaries’
Find the ‘Never minify the following JS files’ field Enter the following files
In the ‘Never minify the following CSS files’ add the following file
If you host WordPress on a sub domain, make sure that you prefix these files with the path to your installation (for example, ‘wordpress/‘), else remove it