how to clear your cache

How To Clear Your Cache

Not seeing your beautiful new website or social media pages?  Your browser cache may not have caught up with reality.  Internet browsers like Chrome, Safari and Firefox are designed to help make your browsing experience more efficient by saving snapshots of the websites you visit.  When you return, your browser will pull up that saved version to display for you rather than reloading the actual version of the website.  This can be confusing when you launch a new website as it may appear that the old one is still live.  How long the browser will save the cached version depends on settings and your ISP.  It will naturally resolve itself fairly quickly through browser restarts, system cleanups etc. but you may not want to wait.

Here is how to clear your cache on different browsers so you can see what Google sees!

Google Chrome:

Do one of the following:
  • From the “Menu”  button in the upper-right corner of the Chrome window, choose “More Tools” > “Clear browsing data…“.
  • Press “CTRL” + “Shift” + “Delete” keys in Windows or Linux, or “Command” + “Shift” + “Delete” keys on MacOS.
  • Select “Menu” > “Settings” > “Advanced” > “Clear browsing data…“.
  • Select the period of time you wish to delete cached information using the “Clear the following items from” drop down menu. From there, you can choose “Cached images and files“.
  • Select the “Clear browsing data” button, and Chrome will clear your cache.

Internet Explorer:

Select Tools (via the Gear Icon) > Safety > Delete browsing history…. NOTE: You can also access this menu by holding Ctrl + Shift + Delete. Make sure to uncheck Preserve Favorites website data and check both Temporary Internet Files and Cookies then click Delete
Click on Safari and then on Preferences.
Select Privacy and then click Manage Website Data.
Select Remove All and then in the small popup, selection Remove Now.
Click Safari in the menu at the top of the screen and click Preferences.
In the Preferences window, click the Advanced tab and make sure the checkbox next to “Show Develop menu in menu bar” is selected.
Select Develop in the menu bar on the top of the screen and click Empty Caches.


  • Firefox for Mac: On a Mac, choose Preferences from the Firefox menu
  • Select the Privacy & Security or Privacy tab on the left.
  • Select the Clear History button in the History section.

iPhone & iPad

  • Open Settings.
  • Swipe down and tap Safari.
  • Swipe down again and tap Clear History and Website Data, tap it once again to confirm.


  • Open the Settings of your phone.
  • Tap the Storage heading to open its settings page. …
  • Tap the Other Apps heading to see a list of your installed apps.
  • Find the application you want to clear the cache of and tap its listing.
  • Tap the Clear cache button.

Checking if Site cache is the issue

You can also check a website to see if the site cache is the issue why a website doesn’t load. Type in the url you would like to visit. After .com type /?nocache=1 and see if the site loads. If it does, chances are the cache on the WPAdmin needs to be flushed as well as any plugin cache’s.