OK, I'm hacking my way through my first theme (while reading Prof. WP Design & Development 2nd Ed.) and ....

EVERY TIME I change -for example- a p tag or a div tag or a css rule, when I then go to reload the page to see changes ... I....wait....and....wait.... for the dang page to reload!?!

I'm seeing "cache issue", but I'm unsure of exactly what that means, so I'm not sure that IS my problem.

IF this is a cache issue, can someone please explain exactly what is going on under the hood during the reload? And just what I can do about it?

Can someone break this down a bit for the noobs. :)

thanks, sleeper

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    so what does your firebug console say about it? specifically your Net panel – Jared Eitnier Feb 23 '13 at 0:01
  • Not exactly sure what your loking for, but I did notice that my blog page (the page I made the changes on ..ie. index.php) took 3.16 seconds (in Chrome) and then all other resources loaded. – sleeper Feb 23 '13 at 0:05
  • also, the page load takes far longer. Up to 20 seconds in some cases. – sleeper Feb 23 '13 at 0:06
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    Is it a web based installation or a local installation? On a web based installation there are many other things that can screw up. The cache issue can be caused by a caching plugin or a server cache. Or a proxy cache. Or a browser cache. Or a browser plugin. Or a programm installed on your computer. – Ralf912 Feb 23 '13 at 0:12
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    If you do not downloaded the images, it will naturally take a long time to load the images from the web. The server where the images are stored is not very fast. And it can depend on your WAMPPP settings. My XAMPP installation (laptop) takes up to 10 seconds to load a page at the first time. A reload take 1-5 seconds. I think it is a problem with your WAMPP settings. Try something like Instant WordPress, maybe it is a bit faster. – Ralf912 Feb 23 '13 at 0:23

From the comments above, it seems the problem is caused by a plugin. You can try to search for the error message (cache issue?) within the plugin files. Some editors and IDEs have a function "file search" which searches in every file. E.g. in Notepadd++ you can do a file search by hitting [ctrl]+[f].

If you found the error message, deactivate the plugin and install an alternative plugin.

  • Yup. It's a plugin. Now my admin is doing the same craziness. Doing a fresh install. I'm looking into ways to capture error messages to a log file. Saw a post on it somewhere. trying to find it. – sleeper Feb 23 '13 at 21:00

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