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[resolved] How to fix: guests seeing old theme + outdated "latest" posts (3 posts)

  1. Craw4x4PH
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Hi. I need help.

    It seems when guests visit my blog they see the old theme I was using, and not all the latest posts are being displayed on the front page.

    But when logged in they see the theme I've activated in Appearance > Themes.

    At first I thought this was because of the cache, but it's been months and it's still the same problem, even after clearing the cache and/or using Chrome's/Chromium's Incognito mode.

    I couldn't find any setting in the dashboard to fix this.

    Thanks.

  2. rykios
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Only reasonable answer is those people are indeed viewing a 'cached' version.
    If you are using ANY cache/speed-optimize plugin, disable it, verify if problem is fixed. If it is fixed, all you need to do is uninstall that plugin and use some other instead. I use W3 total cache without such problems, note there is a SETTING in the cache plugin to treat LOGGED IN members in a different way, never serve cache for them.

    In case uninstalling cache plugin did not help, see via FTP if there are files/folders of an old cache plugin remaining. If you spot folders named "cache" thats suspicious. Maybe a poorly written plugin installed in the past, and never uninstalled properly, left entries in database too...

    Last, you may want to take a look at your domain .htaccess file. Download it with FTP, open it in text editor, there should be only a few lines in there, the default wordpress entry. If any OTHER entries found, please post here so we can take a look.
    * Disabling the fancy seo permalinks, should leave you with an empty .htaccess file. Try disable permalinks for a while , see if this solves the problem.

    Last, but not least:
    Visitors reporting this problem, are accessing via proxy, and they probably dont even know it. Maybe their ISP (internet PROVIDER company) is using this technique of serving to clients cached pages! In some countries, this happens ...a lot :)
    Logging in (use of cookies) forces ISP to override local cache, and serve fres, current content

  3. Craw4x4PH
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Sorry for the super late reply. It's now fixed. I found a directory called "cache" and after deleting it the site's now running normally.

    Thanks!

    Topic now marked as resolved.

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