Keeping your WordPress pages updated is important in order to combat the ever-rising tide of malicious web activities as well as ensure that the content is worth reading for your visitors.
But what if the changes fail to show right away?
In this tutorial, we will learn how to fix WordPress page updates not working.
WordPress Site Not Updating: Common Symptoms
It’s not uncommon to see the changes you make on your WordPress site immediately. Here we will list down some common situations that most users encounter.
- New posts not updating on your WordPress homepage: This is one of the most common issues that has been reported by most users. The problem occurs when you publish a new post. While you can see the post from your admin area by clicking on the view post link, you are unable to view the post from the front end on the main page.
- Plugins and widgets not updating: Another common issue is that of plugins, sidebars, or widgets failing to show any changes made to them right away on the homepage.
- CSS not updating: Sometimes, your site does not reflect any changes when you customize it. This normally occurs after changing your website’s layout or adding some CSS.
If you are encountering either of these changes, check out the following fixes.
Fixing WordPress Page Updates not working and Saving Changes
Now that we have looked at the symptoms, let’s quickly dive into the solutions.
Fix #1: Browser Cache
You are probably asking, what is browser cache? Let’s briefly get an overview of what browser cache is. Browser cache is a local storage on your computer where downloaded files from the websites you visit are temporarily stored by your browser. The main purpose of this is to ensure that you experience fast loading speeds when you visit that site again.
For instance, if you visit a website like wordpress.org, your browser may decide to cache all the images from that particular website. Therefore, when you visit the website again, the browser may decide to load all images from worpress.org from your drive. This makes the page to load much faster with little bandwidth as opposed to downloading the images again. Images tend to take more time to load compared to the text on the webpage.
While the cache is essential in ensuring that you get a better browsing experience, most browsers do not update the cache data when you make a change on your website. This means that your browser will only be loading old content.
So what do you do when this happens? Here’s how to resolve this issue.
- If you use Google Chrome as your default browser, Press Ctrl + F5 or Cmd + R on Mac. Alternatively, you can go to Settings >>>History >>>Empty the Cache. This will reload the pages.
- If you use Mozilla Firefox press CTRL + Shift + R. Alternatively, you
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