Support » Plugin: Image optimization & Lazy Load by Optimole » How can I get Optimole to reload images?

  • Resolved rudijh


    Hi – I love Optimole but am having a challenge with it. It seems that when I update images on my server, the Optimole CDN isn’t loading the new images. As a result, updated Alt tags aren’t used and images I’ve downsized are in some cases displayed at their full size — I assume it’s an older version of the images.

    Is there a way I can get the CDN to reload the images from my server? Also, I’ve cleared all caches on my site, so I know that that’s not the problem.


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  • Is the new feature an option to purge the cache manually for a site or some kind of digital fingerprinting that detects each file has changed and automatically refreshes the cache for each file at a time? Thanks for working on this feature!

    Plugin Author optimole


    Hi @sjnbham,

    This will be a purge cache mechanism that will be triggered on demand by you, whenever you need it.

    Which workflow is ideal for yourself?

    Thank you!

    Hi, @optimole

    Could you please explain if this new feature will also update ALT TITLE and other attributes of the images?

    Thank you

    Plugin Author optimole


    Hi @nicmare,

    No, it does not. Optimole does not change the alt tags for images.

    I hope this helps !

    @nicmare – just to clarify, I believe the alt tags will be updated by whatever process you use to replace/update the image file in WordPress. Optimole only caches the actual image file vs. the alt tags in the HTML. At least that’s my understanding.

    @optimole – the manual purge of the cache will take care of the instances where a site admin needs to update/replace a site asset like a logo, using the same file name. The scenario not covered is when a content editor updates/replaces an image with the same file name but doesn’t have access to purge the Optimole cache. I wonder if a file hash could be used to determine if each individual file needs to be updated in the cache without too much of a hit in performance.

    Plugin Author optimole


    Yes, that’s an interesting workflow which for sure makes sense.

    I will think about something to onboard this process as well.

    Thanks a lot for the feedback, it was very helpful.

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