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How do I clear my cache?

Updated on May 1st, 2020

Flywheel’s caching is what makes your sites run super fast, even without the use of plugins like W3 Total Cache. It does so by serving up “cached” versions of pages rather than dynamically generating them each time. It does the same thing for static resources like images, CSS files, and JavaScript files.

The result is that your sites load very fast, but it also means that if content changes it’s possible that your users will get the old (cached) version, instead of the new version.

To combat this, Flywheel servers are configured to periodically clear (or “flush”) the cache. This way your users are seeing the latest and greatest files, usually without any intervention on your part.

In some cases, you may wish to flush the cache manually in order to see changes.

You can flush the cache from the “Advanced” tab on a site in the Flywheel dashboard:

Clicking the “Flush Cache” button will clear the cache for your site, enabling you to see the latest versions of files.

If you’re still having issues with updates not showing, contact Flywheel support and we’d be happy to help track down the issue.

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