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All the changes you make on the dashboard no longer apply to your WordPress blog? Have you tried cleaning your WordPress cache? 

This is a fairly common mistake that many newbie bloggers fail to correct. In this tutorial I will show you how to fix this error.

Before we start, if you have never installed WordPress, find out How to Install a WordPress Blog in 7 Steps et How to search, install and activate a WordPress theme on your blog 

Then, let's go back to why we are here.

How is this bug manifested on WordPress?

The characteristic symptom of the bug is the inability to see new articles on the blog home page. However, it is still possible to view each article individually by clicking on the link " view article »From the article editing interface.

The other symptom of this bug is changes to widgets that are not supported on the blog.

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If you are facing these kinds of bugs then you have to keep reading the following. 

What are the reasons for this problem

Before explain the solution, it is important to understand what causes the bug.

There are two main reasons for this bug. The first is your browser cache. Sometimes your browser (especially Google Chrome) will show a cached copy of your blog instead of showing the realtime version. 

To correct this error, press " CTRL + F5 »(or Cmd + R on Mac) to reload the page.

See also How to use the non-persistent cache of WordPress

The second and most common reason, moreover, results from a misconfiguration of a cache plugin on WordPress. To check if a plugin is the cause, you need to make sure that you are actually using a cache plugin on your blog. 

The most used plugins are W3 Total Cache et WP Super Cache.

Check them out and let us know what you think of the next.

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How to fix the cache problem

What you have to do first is to empty the cache in the settings of your cache plugins. With W3 Total Cache, you have to click on the " Empty All Caches », Available on the plugin dashboard.

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The error should normally be corrected. Now all the changes you made to your home page will be displayed.

You can also look at the plugin's settings, to make sure you actually have control over what content can be cached, with the " Page Cache ". On W3 Total Cache, go to the " Cache Page ", Make sure that the option" Cover the front page Is disabled.

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Thus, the home page will no longer be cached.

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If none of these solutions manage to resolve the issue, then you should disable the cache plugin enabled on your WordPress blog.


After disabling the cache plugin, check the home page to see if the issue has been fixed. 

If this is the case, then your cache plugin has not been configured correctly.

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In this case, I invite you to read our guides on W3 Total Cache and WP Super Cache.

Here ! Now configure your WordPress cache.

Discover also some premium WordPress plugins  

You can use other WordPress plugins to give a modern appearance and to optimize the handling or operation of your blog or website.

Here are some premium WordPress plugins that we recommend. 

1. WooCommerce Page Builder

WooCommerce Page Builder is a very popular premium WordPress plugin which offers a fairly consistent number of shortcodes and which allows you to create several types of personalized pages (product, cart, checkout, "my Account") on your WooCommerce website.


It is an extension of the plugin Visual Composer that you need to install first. Thanks to this premium WordPress plugin, you will be able to create unique e-Commerce websites using any WordPress theme, and make a lot of money.

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2. Bookly PRO

Bookly Pro is a premium WordPress plugin that allows you to add a fully automated online booking system to your website, It offers a fully customizable booking form that supports online payments, notifications and synchronization with Google Calendar. It also offers advanced features for making appointments online.

Bookly PRO - Appointment Booking and Scheduling WordPress plugin

Its default configuration includes: a booking form fully customizable that can be used on any device, a lFilterable, sortable and searchable list of reservations, which you can print or export to a CSV file, a nUnlimited shade of staff with individual work schedules, rates and the ability to manage their profile and booking schedule online.

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There is also a nUnlimited shadow of services that you can group into categories and set unique colors for easy viewing in Bookly Calendar, a bImportable and exportable customer base with an unlimited customer list that displays payment statistics and internal customer notes and many more.

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3. Portfolio Designer

Portfolio Designer is another great option if you want to create a portfolio or image gallery. Just install this plugin and use the included options to create your portfolio.Portfolio Designer WordPress portfolio plugin

Choose a grid, masonry, slider or justify the layout, add pagination, load your images manually or automatically, add title links, borders, shadows and custom colors and finally choose from more 50 image and hover effects.

Read also our article on: 10 WordPress plugins to improve the visual of your website

The created portfolio will be fully compatible with all browsers and mobile devices.

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Here is ! That's it for this article. Hope it helps you to correct the error about the inability to update blog. Do not hesitate to contact us if you do not understand a point.

However, you will also be able to consult our resources, if you need more elements to carry out your projects of creation of Internet sites, by consulting our guide on the WordPress blog creation.

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