How to Clear Caching on Your WordPress Site

    September 21, 2021

    There are different caching options that can be used on your WordPress site. Those caching options include full-page caching, minification of CSS and JavaScript files, using a CDN, or Redis object caching.

    Nexcess Page Cache

    If you are using the Nexcess page cache on your site, then go to the admin bar and click on the “Clear Site Cache” section.

    Redis Object Caching

    If you are using Redis object caching on your site, you can clear it from two places. The first would be under the Nexcess logo in the admin bar, and then click on the flush object cache. You can also clear it from the Redis Object Cache plugin settings in wp-admin:


    Settings > Redis > Flush Cache

    WP Rocket Caching

    When using the WP Rocket plugin on your site to clear the cache, go to:


    Settings > WP Rocket > Clear Cache


    Using the WP Rocket plugin clears the cached files along with the minified files.


    Minification Caching

    If you are using a minification plugin on your site such as Autoptimize, then you can clear the minification cache from the admin bar under the “Autoptimize” section. Then click on delete cache.

    Nexcess CDN

    If you are using the Nexcess CDN on your site, then you can purge the CDN directly in the performance tab of the portal on your site.

    Third-Party CDN Provider

    If you are using a third-party CDN provider on your sites, such as BunnyCDN or Cloudflare, then you can purge the cache from the plugin on your site. If using the Cloudflare plugin, then from wp-admin you can purge the cache from:


    Settings > Cloudflare > Purge Cache


    If you are using the BunnyCDN plugin, then from wp-admin you can purge the cache from:


    Bunny.net > Clear Cache


    Browser Caching

    If you have browser caching enabled on your site from the full-page caching plugin, then how you clear the browser cache will depend on the browser you are using.


    Theme Caching

    Other possible minification or performance optimization caching might be built into your active theme being used on your site. Themes to look for with performance optimization built-in would be Astra, Divi, and Avada.


    These methods to clear the different types of caching on your site cover full-page caching, minification, CDN providers, and browser caching.


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    Useful Links

    https://help.nexcess.net/74095-wordpress/how-to-use-the-nexcess-page-cache

    https://help.nexcess.net/74095-wordpress/enabling-redis-object-caching

    https://help.nexcess.net/74095-wordpress/how-to-configure-the-nexcess-cdn-with-wordpress-and-cdn-enabler

    https://docs.wp-rocket.me/article/53-clear-wp-rocket-cache

    https://developers.cloudflare.com/cache/how-to/purge-cache

    https://support.bunny.net/hc/en-us/articles/115003700071-How-to-purge-all-files-from-a-Pull-Zone

    https://www.refreshyourcache.com/en/home/

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