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Some users having issues after installing W3 Total Cache

I have my Vanilla forum set up on a subdirectory on my server (/forum/) with a WordPress install on the root directory. I made the mistake of installing W3 Total Cache on WordPress, and now users are having issues. I've already deactivated the plugin and had users empty their browsing histories.

The initial issue users were reporting was with logging in and out. They would sign in and it would take them back to a non-logged in version. A manual refresh would work.

Things are working fine for me, but I'm still hearing complaints. Users also reporting having issues not being able to reply to existing discussions, creating new discussions and issues with drafts.

I added this to the :
<meta http-equiv="Cache-Control" content="no-cache" /> <meta http-equiv="Pragma" content="no-cache" /> <meta http-equiv="Expires" content="0" />

Any suggestions?


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    Update: It might be just one user having issues now. He said he's cleared his browsing history. Whenever he tries to post a new discussion or comment, he's getting a 404 (I believe).

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    tell him to log back out and log back in.

    I also think w3total cache when disabled still leaves some residual garbage and doesn'r entriely remove changes. If I recall it also modifes the .htaccess in root folder where you have wordpress.. I could be wrong - you might want to check it.

    I may not provide the completed solution you might desire, but I do try to provide honest suggestions to help you solve your issue.

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    plr15plr15 New
    edited July 2015

    Thanks for the reply.

    I checked the root .htaccess and I think it's back to normal. It just has this:

    # BEGIN WordPress
    <IfModule mod_rewrite.c>
    RewriteEngine On
    RewriteBase /
    RewriteRule ^index\.php$ - [L]
    RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-f
    RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-d
    RewriteRule . /index.php [L]
    # END WordPress

    I've had him log out and log in with a new account I created for him and he had the same issue.

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    Seems like the problems might have been resolved one way or another. I actually did find another issue that I'll start a new thread for that might have been why he couldn't post. Thanks.

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