Why are my WordPress changes not showing on my website?
If you are a WordPress user and you update your website frequently, you probably have ran into the issue of your changes not showing on the front end of the website, grrrr so annoying! If this has happened to you, I have the solution.
Why are my changes not showing????
How To Fix It
So how do you fix this? It’s easy, just clear your cache and do a hard reload. Follow the steps below depending on which browser you use:
Browser Cache and Hard Reload
Step 1. Right Click on the web page you are updating.
Step 2. Click on Inspect
Step 3. Click and hold the refresh button.
Step 4. Click on “Empty Cache and Hard Reload”.
- Hold the Ctrl key and press the F5 key.
- Or, hold down Ctrl and ⇧ Shift and then press R.
- Hold down the ⇧ Shift and click the Reload button.
- Or, hold down ⌘ Cmd and ⇧ Shift and then press R.
Your website may be using a caching plugin, you will also need to clear this cache. Since there are tons of caching plugins out there I can’t really make a tutorial for clearing each out, you will need to refer to your plugin documentation for instructions.
If you are not sure what a CDN is then there is probably a good chance your website doesn’t use this but if you do then make sure to clear your CDN cache.
Still Not Showing?
If none of these worked for you, then please leave a comment and I will help you out.
Thanks for reading.
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