I am finding that all the changes I make and preview when logged into the dashboard are just as I would like them. Once I log out of the dashboard all hell breaks loose. Pages don't display my latest changes, new passwords aren't accepted etc. But all works while in the dashboard!

What have I tried?

  • I don't have any caching plugins
  • I DO have a cache menu item in the dashboard which I have clicked 'Purge All'
  • I have entered CTRL-F5 to reload the page from the server as well as its resources
  • Clearing the cache from my hosting service admin page.

I am using Chrome version 83.

My site is NOT using CloudFlare...

Some of the dashboard editing functionality appears to be local. Based in the browser so there is no server side or caching to get in the way.

Here are the installed plugins:

Akismet Anti-Spam

Activate | Delete Used by millions, Akismet is quite possibly the best way in the world to protect your blog from spam. It keeps your site protected even while you sleep. To get started: activate the Akismet plugin and then go to your Akismet Settings page to set up your API key.

Version 4.1.4 | By Automattic | View details

Aweber Forms by Optin Cat

Add New Optin Form | Support | Deactivate Aweber Optin Cat Helps You Get More Email Subscribers. Create Beautiful Campaign Monitor Opt-In Forms In Less Than 2 Minutes.

Version 2.4.1 | By Fatcat Apps | View details

BackWPup Pro

Deactivate WordPress Backup Plugin

Version 3.7.0 | By Inpsyde GmbH | Visit plugin site | Documentation

Beaver Builder Plugin (Agency Version) Activate | Delete A drag and drop frontend WordPress page builder plugin that works with almost any theme!

Version | By The Beaver Builder Team | Visit plugin site


Deactivate Call-To-Action Boxes that display after visitors scroll down far enough. Unobtrusive, but highly conversing!

Version 3.2.22 | By ibericode | View details

Contact Form 7

Settings | Deactivate Just another contact form plugin. Simple but flexible.

Version 5.1.7 | By Takayuki Miyoshi | View details

Easy Google Fonts

Settings | Deactivate A simple and easy way to add google fonts to your WordPress theme.

Version 1.4.4 | By Titanium Themes | View details

Easy Media Download

Activate | Delete Easily embed download buttons for your digital media files

Version 1.1.4 | By naa986 | View details


Settings | Deactivate The most advanced frontend drag & drop page builder. Create high-end, pixel perfect websites at record speeds. Any theme, any page, any design.

Version 2.9.8 | By Elementor.com | View details | Docs & FAQs | Video Tutorials

Elementor Pro

Deactivate Elementor Pro brings a whole new design experience to WordPress. Customize your entire theme: header, footer, single post, archive and 404 page, all with one page builder.

Version 2.9.3 | By Elementor.com | Visit plugin site | View details | Changelog

Google Analytics for WordPress by MonsterInsights

Activate | Delete The best Google Analytics plugin for WordPress. See how visitors find and use your website, so you can keep them coming back.

Version 7.10.4 | By MonsterInsights | View details

Hello Dolly

Deactivate This is not just a plugin, it symbolizes the hope and enthusiasm of an entire generation summed up in two words sung most famously by Louis Armstrong: Hello, Dolly. When activated you will randomly see a lyric from Hello, Dolly in the upper right of your admin screen on every page.

Version 1.7.2 | By Matt Mullenweg | View details

Jetpack by WordPress.com

Activate | Delete Bring the power of the WordPress.com cloud to your self-hosted WordPress. Jetpack enables you to connect your blog to a WordPress.com account to use the powerful features normally only available to WordPress.com users.

Version 8.4.2 | By Automattic | View details

ManageWP - Worker

Activate | Delete We help you efficiently manage all your WordPress websites. Updates, backups, 1-click login, migrations, security and more, on one dashboard. This service comes in two versions: standalone ManageWP service that focuses on website management, and GoDaddy Pro that includes additional tools for hosting, client management, lead generation, and more.

Version 4.9.6 | By GoDaddy | View details

Master Slider

Deactivate Master Slider is the most advanced responsive HTML5 WordPress slider plugin with touch swipe navigation that works smoothly on devices too.

Version 3.5.8 | By averta | View details

MC4WP: Mailchimp for WordPress

Activate | Delete Mailchimp for WordPress by ibericode. Adds various highly effective sign-up methods to your site.

Version 4.7.6 | By ibericode | View details

MOJO Marketplace

Activate | Delete This plugin adds shortcodes, widgets, and themes to your WordPress site.

Version 1.5 | By Mike Hansen

One Click Demo Import

Deactivate Import your content, widgets and theme settings with one click. Theme authors! Enable simple demo import for your theme demo data.

Version 2.5.2 | By ProteusThemes | View details

OptinMonster API

Deactivate OptinMonster is the best WordPress popup plugin that helps you grow your email list and sales with email popups, exit intent popups, floating bars and more!

Version 1.9.6 | By OptinMonster Team | View details

Pro WP Limit Login Attempts

Settings | Deactivate Limit rate of login attempts and block ip temporarily . It is protecting from brute force attack.

Version 2.6.3 | By Arshid | Visit plugin site

Recent Posts Widget With Thumbnails

Deactivate Small and fast plugin to display in the sidebar a list of linked titles and thumbnails of the most recent postings

Version 6.7.0 | By Martin Stehle | View details

Riddle Quiz Maker

Deactivate Create 14 types of quizzes, personality tests, surveys, and more on Riddle.com - then use our plug-in to easily embed them into any page or post.

Version 4.2.0 | By Riddle Technologies AG | View details


Settings | Docs | Upgrade | Deactivate Reduce image file sizes, improve performance and boost your SEO using the free WPMU DEV WordPress Smush API.

Version 3.6.1 | By WPMU DEV | View details | Rate Smush | Support | Roadmap

Sucuri Security - Auditing, Malware Scanner and Hardening

Activate | Delete The Sucuri plugin provides the website owner the best Activity Auditing, SiteCheck Remote Malware Scanning, Effective Security Hardening and Post-Hack features. SiteCheck will check for malware, spam, blacklisting and other security issues like .htaccess redirects, hidden eval code, etc. The best thing about it is it's completely free.

Version 1.8.24 | By Sucuri Inc. | View details

W3 Total Cache

Activate | Delete The highest rated and most complete WordPress performance plugin. Dramatically improve the speed and user experience of your site. Add browser, page, object and database caching as well as minify and content delivery network (CDN) to WordPress.

Version 0.13.2 | By BoldGrid | View details


Activate | Delete An eCommerce toolkit that helps you sell anything. Beautifully.

Version 3.9.1 | By Automattic | View details

WooCommerce Blocks

Activate | Delete WooCommerce blocks for the Gutenberg editor.

Version 2.5.11 | By Automattic | View details

WP File Manager

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Version 6.4 | By mndpsingh287 | View details

WP Retina 2x

Deactivate Make your website look beautiful and crisp on modern displays by creating + displaying retina images.

Version 5.6.0 | By Jordy Meow | View details


Activate | Delete Beginner friendly WordPress contact form plugin. Use our Drag & Drop form builder to create your WordPress forms.

Version | By WPForms | Visit plugin site

WPForms AWeber

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Version 1.2.0 | By WPForms | Visit plugin site

WPForms Conversational Forms

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Version 1.3.0 | By WPForms | Visit plugin site

WPForms Form Abandonment

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Version 1.2.0 | By WPForms | Visit plugin site

WPForms Surveys and Polls

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Version 1.4.0 | By WPForms | Visit plugin site

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Sorry I cant comment yet (need 1 more reputation!)

We really need a lot more detail, Are you doing the changes in a visual editor? What theme / plugins are you using? Have you tried a standard theme and turning off all plugins?

Start by loading the page in an incognito window or a different browser, also check out your error log in:

WP PHP & even look to see if anything is showing up in the browser console

It may also be helpful to post a link to your site


  • I updated my question with a list of the installed plugins. The theme being used is Tribe. Yes, I am making the changes in the visual editor. No, I haven't tried the standard theme. I have disable SOME plugins but haven't tried disabling all of them. The incognito window and different browsers all behave the same. I think many of the changes made while in the dashboard are local so there is no server or caching to mess things up.
    – DaveB
    Commented Jun 17, 2020 at 16:34

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