I recently started learning Wordpress, and i noticed something quite disturbing: Under most circumstances, every page load would cause parts of it to "flicker".

For instance, if i use the generic "twentyseventeen" theme, The famous header banner would flicker, each time i click a different link from the menu.

It feels as if "something is wrong" with the caching. I tried it both on my remote server and localhost- same result.

It seems that the problem is more severe on Chrome than on Firefox, but it's quite evident on both.

Here is a link to my example site: https://wp.ibrod83.com/. If you play with the top menu links, you should notice it.

I'll mention that i didn't make any special configuration, neither on the remote nor the local one.

Is this "normal" for WP? Can it somehow be fixed?

  • I see no flicker on the site you linked to, are you sure it's not a problem with your computer? Tested on Firefox and Chrome
    – Tom J Nowell
    Jul 19, 2019 at 22:42
  • What could be the problem on my pc(of course i will test it on other pc's, now that u raised this possibility)? Are you sure you played with the links in the header menu? There is no flicker in the home page.
    – i.brod
    Jul 19, 2019 at 22:49
  • I browsed through several pages to be sure, saw no flickering
    – Tom J Nowell
    Jul 20, 2019 at 11:51
  • No flicker here either, neither Chrome nor Firefox. Might be related to your machine.
    – WSU
    Jul 22, 2019 at 10:55
  • Yes..probably. WSU, can you think of anything specific that might be causing it? Like some idea, off the tip of your head :D
    – i.brod
    Jul 22, 2019 at 14:36


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