Hello! I am having another cache problem, so far as I can tell. The easiest example of my problem is when I update a page on my site, even something as simple as moving an image a couple paragraphs down, the cache does not clear and the new version of my page is not loaded. I do have the setting checked to clear the cache whenever and update is made.
I can manually clear the cache ONCE and it will update. But, if I move the image again, the same day, I can't clear the cache again and have it update to the newest version of the page. This makes tweaks and minor adjustements and tests relatively impossible.
I have tried turning off all plugins and testing, the same problem persists. I also tried turning off Ezoics Leap just to make sure it wasn't conflicting with something, and that didn't work.
These are the Cache settings I have implemented on my site, is something set up wrong or is there some larger integration problem that you guys can see?
Enable Caching For Cookies ON
Default Cache Age (s) 604800
Maximum Cache Age (s)
Minimum Cache Age Threshold (s) 300
Minimum Cache Age (s)
Override Cache Control Headers ON
Force Caching by Device Type ON
Vary Headers to be removed from origin
Ignore Cache-Control: no-cache ON
Grace Period 600
Vary Headers to be added to origin
Allowed HTTP Status Codes 200301302
Below are the notes I've been taking since this problem started (I would have just put them in a .txt but that file type is not supported in this forum, so sorry for how long this is). I don't know if they are helpful or not, or if I'm the only one who can easily read them. But, here they are for what it's worth.
12-22-21 What's Happening
CCTP Cache isn't clearing
I have deduced that it hasn't been clearing properly for roughly a week, since the last time I did speed work. I know this because smooth scroll is OFF but is not registered as off when I check the site while logged out
What I remember of what I did
Turned Smooth Scroll on and off again
Turned off Pre-Connect
Removed Kadence ToC from Cat Shelves Page
Can't load CCTP Cat Shelves editing page
Seems to be Vivaldi related since I can access it on other browsers
1/6/2022 | Caching seems to have resolved itself
Smooth scroll still seems to be glitching/on though, image on Cat Shelves page has moved where I put it even when logged out
Time to check that smooth scroll OFF makes the page stutter when clicking the "return to top of page" button
Jittery return to top of page seems to be browser related rather than smoothscroll/cache related
Last time I was doing site speed adjustments, I couldn't go into the backend of the Cat Shelves page on Vivaldi but I could on Chrome
Now I can't get into the backend for the Pages in general on vivaldi
I can get to the backend for pages on Chrome
I switched to Chrome as my main browser since clearing the vivaldi cache did not fix my problems
I still think we might actually be having cache issues with Ezoic
Turned Pre-connect back on | Same result, cache not clearing
As of 1/17/22 I still think the Next Steps To Take Are
Turn off all plugins, see if cache clears and then turn them back on, one by one until the culprit is found
If a plugin is not the culprit, next turn off all Ezoic speed improvements, test cache clear, then turn those back on one by one
1/17/22 | Smoothscroll is not seeming to be registered when it gets turned on still
Cache is not clearing, at least not immediately. I say immediately because I noticed that after a few days the image I changed the location of on Cat Shelves did eventually move.
I know it's not clearing because I moved the same image on Cat Shelves back to the top of the page and it is not moving again.
Time to return to my original plan of turning off all plugins and seeing if the problem is resolved, then finding the plugin that is causing the problem
1/17/2022 | Deactivated all plugins on CCTP, the image was still in the wrong spot, thus cache did not clear. It is not our plugins.
Next step, deactivate all Ezoics optimization tools and test those.
Turned off CSS optimization
Did not solve cache issue
Turned off Image optimization and cleared cache
This seems to have worked
Theory: it's something to do with how lazy load pre-loads images
Adjusting image placement again and checking if it moves properly
Just regular updating the page and it has not moved
The picture isn't moving, thus cache problem isn't fixed???? augh
Why did it suddenly work and then stop?
I've turned Image optimization back on along with all of its components and have the same problems as before.
I have also tried clearing the cache of the page starting with http and https
Next step: I think rather than deactivating each optimization area one by one, I'm going to simply deactivate leap, see if that resolves the problem, and set it back up after I've done my test.
1/21/2022 | I cleared the cache manually for Cat Shelves and it loaded the proper image alignment today.
Perhaps some time is required for it to cycle? Unclear.
I'm going to look at the cache settings before I begin turning off Leap Optimization.
Changed image again location again without any setting adjustments, same issue. Location not changing on user end.
Tried turning off "Ignore Cache-Control: no-cache", did not resolve the issue
Turned back on "Ignore Cache-Control: no-cache"
I turned off the Leap Optimization tool completely, cache problem still persisting.
This leads me to think that it's something off with the CDN cache itself, I think it's preserving a past cache until the new version of the page is in the system before it's willing to clear the cache, rather then referring straight through to the server version of the page while it rebuilds the new version of the page in the server cache.
I am turning Leap Optimization back on, but I have opted to let Ezoic's staff set it up, so I am currently waiting in queue, unsure how long that will take.
I took this route to see if there were things they'd set up differently from me.
1/24/2022 | Ezoic team has finished their "optimization pass", it looks like they set it up the same way I did.
I now can not access the back office area of the cat shelves post on Chrome either, it redirects me to my homepage. This is definitely an ezoic problem linked with the cache issues.
I had initially thought it was vivaldi related since my back-office should not be being cached.
I am going to move an image on another page and see if that adjusts, maybe it's a problem with pages and not posts or just this page?
Changed the second image to be middle justified on Modern Luxury Litter Box Furniture No One Will Guess Is For Your Cat - Cool Cat Tree Plans and initially it didn't take, but after I manually cleared the cache it changed. Can I change it back?