If you have made changes to your website, but they are not appearing when you load the page, you may need to clear your browser's cache.
Forcing a page reload
Before clearing your cache, first try running the following commands to force a page reload.
- Ctrl + F5
- Cmd+ R
- (Command key) – On some Apple keyboards, this key also has an Apple () logo (Source: OS X keyboard shortcuts).
Bypass your cache
Sometimes, just refreshing your page does not show your new site content. In that case, try bypassing the browser cache. When you bypass your cache, you force your browser to re-download a web page's complete, up-to-date content. This should be enough for you to see the new changes.
View the following Wikipedia page for instructions on how to do this on different operating systems and browsers:
Clearing your browser's cache
Sometimes forcing a reload isn't enough, so you may need to clear your browser's supply of stored files. Select your browser and follow the instructions below to clear the cache.
View the following link for instructions on clearing your cache in Chrome:
Empty Cache Hard Reload (Chrome only)
Chrome also allows you to perform a hard reload. This can be used if you find clearing your cache isn't working as intended.
- Open up dev tools.
- Windows: Ctrl + Shift + i
- Mac: Option + CMD + i
- Right-click the refresh icon.
- In the dropdown, click Empty Cache and Hard Reload.
View the following link for instructions on how to clear the cache in Firefox on all operating systems:
On the right side of the page is a section titled Customize this article. Below are two dropdown menus for you to select the version of Firefox and operating system you're using.
View the following link for instructions on clearing your cache in Microsoft Edge:
View the following link for instructions on clearing your cache in Apple Safari.
Clearing DNS cache
For detailed instructions on how to flush the DNS cache on your computer, please review the following article: