Caching makes your website faster, but changes are sometimes not immediately visible and that can be quite confusing. The old version is still stored in the cache. Moreover, caching takes place not only in your browser, but also by your CDN, hosting provider and website.
Clear website cache
If you have a Wordpress website with WP Rocket, go to WP Rocket – Clear Cache.
Clear browser cache
How to clear browser history depends on the browser and device you are using. So search on Google to find out how to do that for your browser. With Google Chrome (recommended browser) on a laptop or PC with Windows, this is done as follows:
- At the top right, click More
- Click More Tools
- Select Unlimited.
- Click the checkboxes next to ‘Cookies and other site data’ and ‘Cached images and files’.
- Click Clear Data.
For more information please use the links below.
Incognito Browser window
If you open a clean browser or an “incognito window” or “private browsing” you will see the new version of your website.
Clear cache of hosting provider or CDN
If this is not sufficient, you must log in to your hosting provider account and flush the cache.
If you use a CDN such as Cloudflare, you can log in to your CDN account or (via your hosting provider). Click on Purge or flush cache. Additionally, you can activate Development mode, which will disable this cache for a few hours.
Bypass cache with proxy website
If you want to bypass all caches and see what your website now looks like to new visitors, you can test your website via www.proxysite.com by entering the URL there.
If you still don’t see the changes on this site, please take a screenshot and send it to me so I can investigate.