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WordPress is not updating on the web after changes (5 posts)

  1. alexafalex
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Here is my site
    I am using latest Responsive theme and a few plugins.

    A couple of days ago my site showed any changes directly, whether it was css-additions with the Custom CSS Manager-plugin or changing basic behaviour of functions like the showing excerpts on pages like home, search and archive pages. Now, when I make these changes they don't show up when surfing to the URL, it doesn't matter if I am logged in or logged out.

    In addition to this: my pages suddenly have different looks to them.
    Example: Home page looks like a newer version and my category page looks like it's a week old in terms of styling.

    I suspect there is some form of cache problem but I cannot adjust this through my browser. I tried three browsers, tried erasing all history, tried ctrl+f5 to reload the page, even tried surfing through proxy to view the page without caching.

    What I have tried inside WP:

    I have deactivated all my plugins
    I have deactivated my custom CSS changes made in Custom CSS Manager
    I have even reset the theme entirely by deleting Responsive theme and reinstalling it

    (I have CloudFlare and I have deactivated the plugin so it shouldn't cause a problem - but I made a server name change for Cloudflare to work around the time the problems arose so I am suspicious of this too.)

    This problem makes it virtually impossible to edit the site's look since you don't see what you are doing.

    Thankful for any help
    Alex

  2. WPyogi
    Volunteer Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    You have SuperCache enabled on your site - are you clearing it after making changes?

    <!-- Dynamic page generated in 2.968 seconds. -->
    <!-- Cached page generated by WP-Super-Cache on 2013-07-05 05:34:13 -->
    
    <!-- super cache -->
  3. alexafalex
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I have the plugin but it is not activated.

    Should I activate it to "clear it" as you put it?

    Or should I delete it? I thought deactivated plugins doesn't affect the site.

    Update:

    Thank you very very much, I reactivated the plugin (quite counter-intuitive) and started clearing everything and now it seems to display changes again.

    The funny thing is it still looks wrong because my site still has a google font which I have deleted - both in my CSS and in the header where you're supposed to activate it - so it confused me further when trying to fix this.

    People reading this, beware of caching when using this plugin. Apparently you have to clear all the time when doing redesign.

  4. WPyogi
    Volunteer Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    People reading this, beware of caching when using this plugin. Apparently you have to clear all the time when doing redesign.

    That's normal, correct, expected behavior for a caching plugin - if you are working on your site, deactivate it while you are doing that.

    Is the font still "stuck"? Which page/place?

  5. alexafalex
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    That's normal, correct, expected behavior for a caching plugin - if you are working on your site, deactivate it while you are doing that.

    Is the font still "stuck"? Which page/place?

    Yes perhaps it is. I deactivated it though, and still had problems so that is quite notable I thought :)

    The font "stuck" was strange, after your solution I still had the Google font "Cabin" in my post titles. After commenting the css using the font out and after reinstalling the theme (which I thought would have cleansed the header.php from this google font link that apparently is required).

    But, I pasted the google font link once everything worked again and put in the css for it so I can't tell you if the "problem" still persists today because I want the font for now.

    Again, truly grateful for you quick reply and help.

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