GuiYour site is caching! Why? What can you do about it?

Have you ever noticed that the second time you load a website it usually loads faster than the very first time you visited it? That happens because your browser saves the website files in a folder in your computer, so the next time you visit the site, it displays its contents almost instantaneously. That’s called caching.

When you are actively making changes to a website, there is a great chance that once you save the changes you made and reload your site, you won’t see them take effect. That’s because your browser is displaying the latest version it saved of your site and it doesn’t include the changes you just made. When that happens, you need to clear your cache.

Here’s how you clear your cache on the most popular devices and browsers:

How to clear the cache on an iPhone using Safari?

 

Settings > Safari > Clear History and Website Data

 

How to clear the cache on an iPhone using Chrome?

  1. Open Chome
  2. Click on the 3 vertical dots on the top right
  3. Select Settings
  4. Click on Privacy
  5. Click on Clear Browsing Data
  6. Confirm by clicking on “Clear Browsing Data”

 

How to clear the cache on an Android using Chrome?

  1. Open Chrome
  2. Press the menu button
  3. Go to History
  4. Click on Clear Browsing Data
  5. Check the “Clear Cache” box
  6. Click on “Clear”

 

How to clear the cache on a Windows computer using Internet Explorer?

  1. Open Internet Explorer
  2. On the top right-hand side, click on the gear icon, also called Tools icon
  3. In the “Delete Browsing History” window, uncheck all options except the one labeled “Temporary Internet files and website files”
  4. Click the “Delete” button on the bottom of the window

 

How to clear the cache on a Windows computer using Edge?

  1. Open Edge
  2. Click on the hamburger menu (called HUB)
  3. Click on History (represented by a clock)
  4. Select “Clear all history”
  5. Select “Cookies and saved date” and “Cached data and files”
  6. Click on the “Clear” button

 

How to clear the cache on a Windows computer using Chrome?

  1. Open Chrome
  2. Click on the menu icon on the top right (represented by 3 vertical dots)
  3. Go to More Tools > Clear browsing data
  4. On the ”Clear the following items from” dropdown, select “the beginning of time”
  5. Select “Cached images and file”
  6. Click on the “Clear Browsing Data” button

 

How to clear the cache on a Windows computer using Firefox?

  1. Open Firefox
  2. Click on the menu button on the top right
  3. Click on “Options”
  4. Select “Advanced”
  5. Click “Network”
  6. In the “Cached Web Content” section, click “Clear Now”

 

How to clear the cache on a Mac using Safari?

  1. Open Safari
  2. Go to Safari > Preferences. Click the Advanced icon, then check the “Show Develop Menu in Menu Bar” all the way down on the list
  3. An option called “Develop” will show on the menu bar, next to “Bookmarks”
  4. Click on “Develop” and click on “Empty Caches”

 

How to clear the cache on a Mac using Chrome?

  1. Open Chrome
  2. Click on “Chrome” on the menu bar
  3. Click on “Clear Browsing Data”
  4. On the ”Obliterate the following items from” dropdown, select “the beginning of time”
  5. Check “Cached images and files”
  6. Click on the “Clear browsing data” button

 

How to clear the cache on a Mac using Firefox?

  1. Open Firefox
  2. Click on “Firefox” on the menu bar
  3. Click on “Preferences”
  4. Click on “Advanced” (represented by a gear icon)
  5. Click on the “Network” option
  6. Under “Cached Web Content” click on the “Clear Now” button


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