One of the most common “gotcha”s facing website hosting clients is when new content (pages, posts, etc.) is added but doesn’t immediately appear on the public-facing web pages.
This happens because our hosting infrastructure makes heavy use of multiple layers of server-side caching, in order to improve overall site performance, which is becoming ever-increasingly important for Google page ranking.
The solution is simple: whenever you add or update content, follow the steps below.
- From the WordPress administration interface, select the “WP Engine” option right at the top of the navigation bar on the left hand side of the browser page:
- Under the section “Dynamic Page & Database Cache Control”, under the subsection “Object/Transient Cache”, click on the button “Purge All Caches”:
- Wait about 5 minutes for the purge request to complete, and your new content should be visible on the public-facing web pages.