I've tried to make the CSS changes “go live” on my site but nothing happened. Can you please help me? Usually when I update my CSS I need to force refresh all my browsers Chrome, Mozilla, and Opera (with F5) in order the changes in the CSS to take effect. So my problem is that I need to make the CSS to refresh automatically after a change is made.

This is the website: http://realvsbarcelona.com/ Thank you.

  • Do you enable any caching mechanism?
    – bravokeyl
    Oct 6 '16 at 16:23

If you add a version number in the wp_enqueue_script() call - fourth argument - it will append a query string to the css file reference and most (if not all) browsers will see that as a cache-breaker and force the asset to be requested again from the server.


If you are hard-coding the script reference in your HTML then simply add a query string to the end: /mypath/some-stye.css?v=1234

Any changes to that v=1234 part will force the cached copy to be invalidated.

  • I've tried this, but no result: wp_enqueue_style( 'llorix-one-lite-style', get_stylesheet_uri(), array('llorix-one-lite-bootstrap-style'), rand(111,9999), 'all' ); Oct 6 '16 at 17:29
  • Be sure to read the documentation for the wp_enqueue_script function, which I linked within my answer. You are passing in a random number (which is a bad idea since it will reload the css EVERY time) -- and you are passing a number not a string. I'd try passing in a string as the $version value...
    – C C
    Oct 6 '16 at 17:41

I'm using this, coded into my header.php...

<link rel="stylesheet" href="<?php bloginfo('stylesheet_url'); echo '?' . filemtime( get_stylesheet_directory() . '/style.css'); ?>" type="text/css" media="all" />

I think the idea is that it checks/appends the time of most recent modification, and thus serves what's current.

I'm not an expert, and will have grabbed this idea from somewhere.

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