When you make a change and don’t see it reflected in your site, it’s probably because you’re seeing a cached version of your site.
Your browser saves parts of the websites and cache it. Caching helps make applications faster and more efficient because the data is stored as locally as possible. For websites or browsers, caching data will load them faster because they can access the data more quickly from a local folder. In this guide, we’ll explain step by step on how to clear your browsers cache and what caching is.
Why do I need to clear my browser cache?
It is a good idea to clear your browser cache because it: prevents you from using old forms. protects your personal information. helps our applications run better on your computer.
The very first time you visit any page on this site, the browser downloads the logo, and several other items, into the cache, and then displays it as part of the page you’re viewing. For each additional page you visit, as long as the same logo is displayed, it doesn’t need to be downloaded again — it’s already on your hard disk. Here’s a beginner’s guide to caching on how it works.
Many times web developers have to make updates to the files that comprise your site in order to push a change or new feature live. If we change a file that your browser has cached, it’s going to keep serving the old, cached version of the file and you won’t see our most recent changes. This can cause all sorts of strange problems.
How to Clear Your Browser’s Cache
All the modern web browsers have a mechanism of forcing a refresh of the cached information for a website.
Since the mechanism to flush cache for every modern web browser is different, you can follow the guide for your browser below:
Following the above instructions linked for your web browser, You should now have potentially solved a quite few issues related to caching 🙂
If there are still things you need help with, please get in touch with support. We’d love to help.