Documentation – Why can’t I see my additions and changes?

Most browsers cache pages on your own hard drive, in order to save time by not having to reload them every time you visit the page. The most obvious situation where this phenomenon is beneficial is when you follow a chain of links, then click on the back page to get back to your starting point. There is no point in loading a page a second time as you retrace your steps.

Unfortunately, this has a negative effect when creating and especially when editing pages. You may not see the latest version. This does not imply that you failed to make the desired edits.

Besides your browser caching pages, WordPress might too. WordPress caching (done in downloaded plugin WP-Optimize) is turned off, but it may have been inadvertently turned on. See the plugin’s optimize page for details.

The rest of this page tells you how to clear the cache for four common Windows-based browsers. Firefox can also be set to clear the cache every time you close Firefox. Go to your favourite browser to learn how to manage the cache:

Clearing the cache now in Chrome

  1. Click in the top right Chrome menu bar.
  2. Hover over in the drop down menu
  3. Click
  4. Click at the top of the dialogue box
  5. Ensure that is set to
  6. Ensure that and are checked.
  7. Click

Clearing the cache in Edge

  1. Click in the top right Edge menu bar.
  2. Click in the drop down menu
  3. Click
  4. Ensure that and are checked.
  5. Click

Managing the cache in Firefox

Clearing the cache in Firefox

  1. Click in the top left Firefox menu bar
  2. Click in the drop down menu
  3. Ensure that is set to
  4. Ensure that is checked.
  5. Click

Setting Firefox to clear the cache when you close the browser

  1. Click in the top right Firefox window
  2. Select in the menu on the left
  3. Scroll down to
  4. Ensure that is set to
  5. Click
  6. Ensure that is checked.
  7. Click

Clearing the cache in Opera

  1. Click in the top right Opera menu bar.
  2. Scroll down to
  3. Click
  4. Ensure that is set to
  5. Ensure that is checked.
  6. Click