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Abbie Shores

2 Months Ago

Cache Updates - Clearing Your Browser's Cache - A Simple Guide

Hello there,

The cache has been totally cleared, so let's talk about clearing your browser's cache, which is like giving it a fresh start. This is especially helpful if you're experiencing issues with websites not loading correctly or if you want to make sure you're seeing the most up-to-date content. It's a bit like cleaning out your closet to make space for new things!

1: Find Your Browser's Settings

First, open your web browser. You'll usually find the settings menu in the top-right corner (it looks like three dots or lines). Click on it to open the menu.

2: Go to History or Privacy Settings

In the menu, you'll see an option called "History" or "Privacy." Click on that. It's like opening a book to see all the pages you've visited.

3: Clear Browsing Data

Inside the History or Privacy settings, you'll find an option to "Clear Browsing Data" or something similar. Click on it.

4: Choose What to Clear

You'll now see a list of things you can clear, like cookies, cached images, and more. To clear everything and start fresh, select all the checkboxes.

5: Clear Data

Finally, click on the "Clear Data" or "Clear History" button. This will remove all the stored data in your browser's cache.

Bonus Tip: If you want to make sure you're seeing the latest version of a webpage, you can add "&nocache=true" (without the "'s) to the end of the URL (the web address) before hitting Enter. This will force the browser to load the page without using cached data.

That's it! Your browser's cache is now clear, and you're all set to enjoy a smoother web browsing experience.

Feel free to ask if you have any more questions or need further assistance.

Best regards,

Abbie (ie not y)
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Manager
Fine Art America | Pixels
Manchester, UK | Santa Monica, CA

ADDENDUM thank you Moira for this

For those who have a custom domain for their Premium through Cloudflare:

Don't forget that Cloudflare creates local caches on its servers for your website so in order to see the most recent state of your site you need to clear THAT cache as well, not only your browser.

1. Sign in to your Cloudflare account,
2. click on your custom domain, then
3. Caching in the left sidebar,
4. Configuration, and
5. Purge Everything.

This is not a bug report or complaint thread in any way. ........ CLICK HERE IF YOU HAVE ONE

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Karen A Wise

2 Months Ago

Thanks for the detailed directions for those of us who can be technologically challenged at times! Definitely appreciated.

 

Tricia-Maria Hovell

2 Months Ago

Thanks, Abbie. You're a gem!

 

VIVA Anderson

2 Months Ago

THANK YOU, AbbIE 🙏

Do you then have to re-enter every Site password in order to return there, i,e, Google; F.BK, ETC?

 

Abbie Shores

2 Months Ago

It's nothing to do with your password filler-inner... It's just the caching in the browser.

Glad it's helping :)

 

Moira Risen

2 Months Ago

For those who have a custom domain for their Premium through Cloudflare:

Don't forget that Cloudflare creates local caches on its servers for your website so in order to see the most recent state of your site you need to clear THAT cache as well, not only your browser.
Sign in to your Cloudflare account, click on your custom domain, then Caching in the left sidebar, Configuration, and Purge Everything.

 

Abbie Shores

2 Months Ago

Thank you Moira! I'll add that to the top

 

Jessica Jenney

2 Months Ago

Thanks, Abbie.

I have never cleared cache for Cloudflare. I only clear browser cache and that seems to work well.

I see no difference in my domain name site vs the original Premium site after clearing cache.

 

Mike Savad

2 Months Ago

See that cloudflare I didn't know about. I wonder if that's why I see my file order the proper way unless i'm in private mode? Or when that extra piece was added with the keywords, I never see it on the public side. Of course this is how I find things so i'll have to try that trick later on.


----Mike Savad

 

Jessica Jenney

2 Months Ago

Mike when you clear your cache for your Premium site, you will see it as the public does as long as you don't sign back in

 

Moira Risen

2 Months Ago

@Jessica and Mike
Cloudflare caching has its own rules, it's rather complicated, here's the default behavior:
https://developers.cloudflare.com/cache/concepts/default-cache-behavior/
There's a difference between static content cache (like image, description, keywords etc.) and html cache settings and partly you can modify them in your account (but if you don't know exactly what you are doing it's not really worth, IMO....)

Purging the Cloudflare cache has worked for me in the last weeks several times (when simple browser cache clearing didn't) to get rid of some deleted content (static content cache) still showing in Collections and getting fresh content update showing up. I didn't checked the image order issue, I thought it's not worth messing with it until Sean finishes whatever he's experimenting with and we know what to expect for the future....

BTW you don't have to purge the whole cache every time if you change something (like editing description, keywords etc. for an older image) you can purge just a specific URL if you click on Custom Page instead of Purge Everything.


 

Paul Boizot

2 Months Ago

I would have thought that clearing cookies, as opposed to cached data, would have an effect on the performance of some websites - e. g. will the weather sites remember my saved places. I am happy to be corrected.

 

Abbie Shores

2 Months Ago

I have not had any issues. Those are normally location based, not cache

 

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