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  • Hi,

    I am an amateur wp user so go easy on me. I recently started having issues on both of my sites. At first, it was one site and a few weeks later, the problems started happening on my other site.

    Here’s what’s happening. I am in the backend editing a page or post and when I’m done, I hit update. I then go to view the page and the changes are there. If I click edit page again to make another change it takes me to the editor but it’s showing the old version of the page. Meaning the changes I made the first time are not showing. I have to refresh my browser to see the updated page.

    Not only does this happen with posts and pages but when I deactivate plugins it shows that it’s still active until I refresh the page. Even when I delete them.

    I understand that I sometimes may need to clear my cache to see changes but I’ve never had this issue in the backend of my sites until a few weeks ago. It’s not the theme because each site uses a different theme. I have disabled all plugins on both sites as well as deleted them and this issue is still occurring.

    Now I’m starting to get the, there’s an autosave version message on the pages when I clearly just updated a page and return to edit it.

    I also get the generic wp message about, are you sure you want to do this. But I only get that every now and then, not every time.

    I have tested this on multiple computers and also had my web hosting friend log in and make edits from his computer in Colorado and the same thing happens to him.

    Here are some video shots of what’s going on. I would really appreciate any help.

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  • I would try a a standard theme anyway just to be sure. After that failed to resolve it I would check the database for any broken tables and run repair on them. Look for tables that say “in use” when viewing them with phpMyAdmin. Lastly I’d try to do a fresh install of the wordpress core files.

    Try downloading WordPress again, access your server via SFTP or FTP, or a file manager in your hosting account’s control panel, and delete then replace your copies of everything except the wp-config.php file and the /wp-content/ directory with fresh copies from the download. This will effectively replace all of your core files without damaging your content and settings.

    Some uploaders tend to be unreliable when overwriting files, so don’t forget to delete the original files before replacing them.

    Thanks @radices for the help but that didn’t work.

    • This reply was modified 2 years, 6 months ago by  Brian225.

    Ok well did you have any caching plugins on the sites? Some of them write stuff into the .htaccess files, and wp-config.php. Even if you deactivate the plugin it might be serving a cached page. Look in the wp-content folder for any folders called cache, also look in the uploads folder. Are both sites on the same hosting provider?

    Hey, thanks again for the help. I’ve been passing this info on to my buddy who also does our hosting and he’s telling me that’s not it and that it’s likely a server config with nginx built in caching on the server side of things. As to why its only affecting your sites is beyond me and I need to reasearch more config changes, server logs etc.

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