Jul 22, 2013

How To Clear Your Cache

See a fresh copy of your website

The number one question I get during the development phase is "Why can't I see the changes you made?" The second most popular question follows: "How do I clear my cache?"

Why Caches are Useful

Websites are composed of hundreds or even thousands of files. Each time you access a file through your web browser, the browser caches (i.e., stores) it. By doing this, the browser doesn't have to newly retrieve files (including any images) from the remote web site each time you click Back or Forward.

Why You Should Clear Your Cache

Clearing the cache (pronounced "cash") improves the speed and performance of your browser and ensures that you are not seeing old information.

Internet Explorer 9 & 10

  • Click gear icon in top right of screen
  • Click Internet Options > General Tab
  • in Browsing History, Select Delete Files
  • Select Temporary Internet files and History.
  • Click Delete.

Internet Explorer 8

  • Click Tools, and then Internet Options
  • On the "General" tab, select "Delete Files"
  • Select Temporary Internet files.
  • Click Delete.

Firefox

  • From the History menu, select Clear Recent History.
  • Select "Cache"
  • Click "Clear Now"
  • Firefox tip: If the menu bar is hidden, press Alt to make it visible.

Chrome

  • In the History menu, select "Show Full History"
  • Click "Clear Browsing Data"
  • Obliterate the following items from: The beginning of time
  • Select "cache"
  • Click "Clear Browsing Data"

Safari

  • From the History menu, select Clear History.
  • Click "Reset"

Safari for iPhone, iPod touch, iPad

  • Tap Settings (the Gear icon), and then tap Safari.
  • Tap "Clear Cookies and Data"
  • Tap "Clear Cookies and Data" again

 

Enjoy your squeaky clean cache, and fresh new files.

‑Monique