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  • Resolved abohan17


    My site:

    I gather it’s a common problem. I’ve made several changes to the theme stylesheet, header, index, and homepage pages regarding page width, text sizes, images sizes, background colors, etc.

    None of these changes are visible to users who are not logged in, but I can see them immediately when I’m logged in.

    I’ve read a ton of posts from people with this problem and the answer is always to delete/disable whatever caching plugin they have. I’ve never had a caching plugin so that can’t be my problem. I’ve deleted my cache, used different browsers, and used different computers, but not of that has worked.

    I’ve read that it could be a caching feature in my hosting. I use Bluehost but I haven’t seen anything the control panel that says or looks like caching. I could be wrong, so is anyone familiar with Bluehost?

    Or what else could it be?!

    Thanks in advance.

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  • esmi


    Forum Moderator

    Are you sure that you are modifying the correct theme files? I don’t recall seeing anything about Bluehost running a web cache but the best thing to do is just ask them.

    I was just thinking there was no possible way i was modifying the wrong files.

    But then…
    I had two copies of the theme and the plugin Theme Test Drive installed. Turns out I was test driving one copy while showing the public the other copy. BRILLIANT.

    Thanks for planting the seed that helped me find it! Case closed!

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