To clear your browser cache seems like a simple thing to do but it is surprising just how many people do not know how to do this. Clearing your browser cache can be a really effective way of solving a simple issue you may be facing on your website.
Often when you make a change on your website and then try to view the change on your website, you may not see the change appear. Why is this? This is due to the way web browsers work. Web browsers store Cache files to help load your website faster to the person viewing it. When you create a change and you dont immediately see the change, this could be because the browser is still showing the cached version of your website.
How Do I clear My Cache?
Depending on which web browser you use, there will be slightly different ways to clear your browser cache.
If you are using a windows computer, Start by opening the Google Chrome application.
Then type (or copy and paste) chrome://settings/clearBrowserData into the search bar.
All done! Your cache is clear.
For Mac users, Open the Chrome App. Now go to “Chrome” at the top-left of your screen and select “Clear Browsing Data”.
Alternatively, once you open the browser you can use the shortcode keys ⇧(Shift), ⌘(command), and ⌫(backspace).
Once the menu is open, simply uncheck browsing history, uncheck cookies, and be sure “Cached images and files” is selected.
Then click “clear data”.
Start by opening the application. Once it’s open, go to the top left of your screen and go to the “Safari” tab and select Preferences.
Click onto the Advanced tab.
At the bottom there’s a check box, which says, “Show Develop menu in menu bar” box — select it.
Then go to the Develop Menu at the very top of your screen.
Scroll down and click “Empty Caches”.
Open the Firefox Application.
Click the menu button and select Preferences.
Go to the Privacy and Security panel.
Once you’re in the Cookies and Site Data Selection, you’ll need to select “Clear Data”.
This should open up a separate window. From here you should have two tick box options.
Make sure the box next to cookies and site data is unselected. Also, make sure the box next to “Cached Web Content” is selected.
Hit the clear button.
Internet Explorer 11
Open the Internet Explorer Application
Press Control, Shift, and Delete keys together.
Pop-up window will open called “Delete Browser History”.
Be sure the only tick box selected is “Temporary Internet files and website files”.
Click the “Delete” button at the bottom of the window.
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