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Changes made in Editor do not show up on site (9 posts)

  1. supererogatory
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Any changes I make to the CSS, whether using WordPress editor or through FTP, do not show up on the site. I go into the editor, do something drastic like remove background images, and click "update" and get the message "File updated successfully". Refresh my site (using ctrl-f5 to clear the cache), and there are no changes. I tried going into the page template and adding random words, and they don't show up even using the "Find" function.
    I don't know what I'm doing wrong. What am I doing wrong?

  2. supererogatory
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Wanted to mention that this has been happening since before the upgrade and with all different themes, including the default.

  3. Mark / t31os
    Moderator
    Posted 4 years ago #

    FTP should always work..

    You can easily tell if the changes applied by opening the remote file a second time, you should see changes you previously made in the file.

    If that's not happening, then (in honesty) i can only imagine you're misunderstanding how to use FTP.

    Regarding the editor, is there a message below the editor, if yes, what does it say?

  4. Shane G.
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Hi,

    Make sure that you have updated the posts /pages which you are updating. Also upgrade wordpress and disable all the plugins.

    Thanks,

    Shane G.

  5. supererogatory
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    The only thing below the updater is the documentation drop-down and the "update" button, which I always click.

    I don't have any plugins and I did the upgrade already. This has been happening both before and after the upgrade.

    And yes FTP does appear to work now, I don't know why.

  6. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Also remember to press CTRL and F5 simultaneously when viewing an updated page/site. Or try emptying your browser cache. This should ensure that your web browser fetches a fresh copy of the page rather than serving up an out-dated copy from your own cache.

  7. supererogatory
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    I mentioned that in my first post.

  8. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 4 years ago #

    It has been known for some hosting providers to run their own (very slow) cache - which means that changes (especially CSS amends) may not show up for 15-20 minutes. I have a client who uses a server like this. The only workaround is to delete the old copy of the CSS file immediately before uploading the amended version.

  9. Mark / t31os
    Moderator
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Very good point Esmi..

    supererogatory - it may be worth asking your host, at least to confirm if this is the case, it would swiftly give an answer to the problem if that is indeed the case.

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