Why is my website not showing my changes?

When changes are made to your website they may not register immediately to your browser. You can hard refresh your browser, and if that doesn’t work clear your cache. 

 

Why does my browser cache my website?

Caching increases and website performance, such as speed. It allows for that page you’ve previously visited to load quicker, however, when you make changes to your website it can be a pain to view them! 

 

 

Do you have a Window/Linux computer? We have instructions on how to hard refresh the browser and clear cache on Windows/Linux Operating System too! Click here.

 

Quick Find:

 

Google Chrome

 

To hard refresh on Google Chrome on Mac

Hold ⇧ Shift and click the Reload button.
Or, hold down ⌘ Cmd and ⇧ Shift key and then press R.

To clear cache on Google Chrome on Mac

Step 1: Launch Google Chrome and click the Chrome menu icon represented by three horizontal bars in the upper-right corner of the browser window, and click Settings near the bottom of the drop-down menu.

Step 2: Then, click the link for Privacy and Security in the left sidebar. You’ll then want to click that and look for the Clear browsing data option. Click it, and make sure the box for cached images and files is checked. You can uncheck the other boxes for browsing history or cookies and other site data if you only want to clear the cache.

 

 

Safari

 

 

To hard refresh on Safari on Mac

Hold down the option and ⌘ Cmd key then press the ‘E’ key.

To clear cache on Safari on Mac

Step 1: Launch Safari. Click Safari in the upper-left corner of the main menu bar. Then select the Preferences option near the top of the drop-down menu.

Step 2: Click the Advanced tab located in the top navigation bar and check the box directly on the bottom that says Show Develop menu in menu bar. This will add a new menu to Safari by default.

Step 3: Click the Develop menu near the middle of the main Safari menu bar and select the Empty Caches option.

 

Mozilla Firefox

 

To hard refresh on Mozilla Firefox on Mac

Hold down the ⇧ Shift and click the Reload button.
Or, hold down ⌘ Cmd and ⇧ Shift and then press R.

To clear cache on Mozilla Firefox on Mac

Step 1: Open Mozilla Firefox, click the button with three bars in the upper-right corner of the browser window

Step 2: Select Preferences from the drop-down menu

Step 3: Click the Privacy and Security tab located on the left side of the navigation bar and go to to the Cookies and Site Data section underneath.

Click 4: Click the button labeled Clear Data.
Make sure that the option for Cached Web Content is checked, and then press Clear. You can also check the box next to Delete cookies and site data when Firefox is closed to do so automatically when you close the browser.

 

Last Updated: 27 Apr 2021