Troubleshooting Cache Issues

In our last post, we talked about how caching works and why it’s an important part of the viewing experience on your site. But sometimes there are caching issues that seem to break the site. What causes these issues? What can we do to prevent these issues from occurring? If caching is so great, why does it sometimes break my site? Another fantastic question. The answer is fairly simple. First, we’ll talk about what happens when caching fails. It usually results in styling (CSS) conflicts or issues with the interactivity of your site (JavaScript). When your fonts or background colors suddenly stop displaying properly, or the mobile navigation menu won’t stay closed, but only for one (or a few) readers, this is very often a caching issue.

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What is a cache?

What in the world is caching and why should I care? Let’s start with a story. Imagine you go to a restaurant. It’s your first time, so you sit down at your table and look through the menu. You’re reading the instructions of this restaurant.

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