You’re logged into WordPress editing a page. You click Update.
You click View Page, and the changes you just made aren’t there.
You know you saved the changes, but they’re not showing.
They show up when you click Preview Changes.
What’s going on?
To edit a page, you go “under the hood” of your WordPress site. You login to the site and make the changes via the WordPress Admin screens (a.k.a “the back end”). You save the changes, and the changes immediately appear – as long as you are in the back end, or you clicked Preview Changes.
The “front end” or the side the visitors see, is used constantly. It gets quite a workout. In order to keep up with demand, during peak times (e.g. normal business hours during the week) we may speed-tune the page by slowing down the updates. Think of it liked the timed ramps on the Beltline during rush hour. We hold the changes for a while in order to keep the traffic flowing.
One way to see the updates more quickly on the front end is to try to make your updates during non-peak hours such as….