If your site is not showing recent changes or if you are having trouble with old URLs sticking around, there is a good chance that there is a theme or plugin cache holding on to old content. This can happen even with Development Mode on, and even if you’ve flushed Flywheel and your browser’s cache.
Page/site builder themes and plugins create and manage CSS/JS files that are often cached hard and the setting to clear these out isn’t readily apparent. Below is a list of the page/site builder themes and plugins we’ve come across and where to find their cache clearing buttons (hint: usually in the theme or plugin options).
This is not an exhaustive list. If your theme or plugin is not on this list, let us know via support chat we can take a look and see if we can help you figure out what is causing the issue!
In your WordPress dashboard go to: Appearance > Astra Options > then over to the right you will see “CSS File Generation” > Click the “Refresh” button.
Resource: CSS File Regeneration
On your WordPress dashboard sidebar, go to: Avada > Options > Performance and scroll down to the Dynamic CSS & JS section. From there, click the Reset Avada Caches button.
Some older versions of the plugin locate this button in a different menu. Go to: Avada > Theme Options > Advanced > Dynamic CSS & JS > and click the Reset Fusion Caches button.
In your WordPress dashboard, head to Settings > Beaver Builder, then click Tools, and click the “Clear Cache” button.
Reference: Beaver Builder FAQ
BeTheme includes a built-in page builder that stores URLs in some odd way; not in the database. The theme developer had to make a special plugin for updating URLs:
So, if you’re using that theme and are having trouble with URLs, that tool is our best recommendation, but you should probably double-check with the theme developer to make sure that’s still what they recommend and use.
Copy the following URL and paste it behind your site URL in your browser’s address bar: /wp-admin/admin.php?page=cornerstone-settings
Once you have done that, click on the “Clear Style Cache” button.
In your WordPress dashboard go to: Settings > Divi > Theme Options > Builder > Advanced, and click the “Clear” button next to Static CSS File Generation.
Elementor is a builder plugin, but it has built-in caching like some themes. To regenerate the CSS, in your WordPress dashboard go to: Elementor > Tools > and click the “Regenerate CSS” button.
Elementor also has a Replace URL tool (Elementor > Tools > Replace URL) that may need to be used after changing a domain (e.g. after a migration to a temp domain) or when switching from HTTP to HTTPS (or vice versa).
To clear the Enfold theme cache, go Enfold Theme Options > Performance, disable “Merging and Compression” for CSS and JS files, then re-enable again.
References: Enfold Docs – How to Clear the Cache
Reference: Jupiter Speed Optimization
On your WordPress dashboard, head to the sidebar and navigate to Kallyas Theme Dashboard > Advanced Options, then click Clear Kallyas Cache.
Reference: How to clear pagebuilder cache
OptimizePress uses something called LiveEditor, and that page content is encoded, so a database search and replace won’t do the trick for this one. Fortunately, they’ve got an OptimizePress Helper Tool that their customers can install and use to make that change. You can find more info on this tool here or just download it here.
Reference: Update URL After Moving Domain
In your WordPress dashboard, go to ProPhoto > Settings > Site Settings > Misc and click the “Purge page cache” button
Sometimes Slider Revolution hangs onto an old URL despite your (and our) best search/replace efforts.
So you may need flush the cache through the plugin following these steps: WP admin > Slider Revolution > Overview > Globals (top of page, icon) > Click Clear Cache button.
This is a screenshot from this help guide by Slider Revolution, check out that doc for more information.
From your WordPress dashboard, go to Smart Slider > Settings > Cache > and click the “Clear Cache” button.
Reference: Global settings – Cache
From your WordPress dashboard, go to WPML > Support > Troubleshooting > and click the “Clear the cache in WPML” button.
Reference: WPML Cache Clear
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