Smart Refresh is a feature we’ve introduced for all sites running on our cloud platform, with FlyCache enabled. In a nutshell, Smart Refresh is an amazing new feature that will allow site changes and updates to be seen on the front-end of a site, without the need to clear the entire cache.
Traditionally on our cloud platform, there was no way to clear parts of cache in order to see updates instantly on a site or page (this was instead determined by a cache expiry time). And while it’s possible for our wonderful support team to set up an exclusion for a page, to see these changes straight away you would normally need to clear your site’s cache.
While clearing the entire site cache isn’t necessarily a bad thing, for particularly busy sites (we’re talking multiple thousands, tens of thousands of daily visitors), clearing the entire cache can have a substantial impact on performance whilst the cache is built back up after the flush.
On our side of things, (when Smart Refresh is enabled) FlyCache will do the following:
post” activity on Posts, Pages, Attachments, Revisions and the Navigation Menu
Actions that will initiate a Smart Refresh include:
And that’s a rundown on how Smart Refresh works! If you have any further questions or queries regarding Smart Refresh or anything at all – please don’t hesitate to reach out to our happiness engineers at our Help page.
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