Apr 112012

Web Services has scheduled an upgrade of Wentworth’s WordPress blog system to WordPress 3.3 during the week of April 30. This upgrade will include the blog system, plug-ins, and themes. We will install requested plug-ins at this time.

How does this affect you?

We ask that you do not make any changes to your blog during the week of April 30 (we will send you a reminder). We will backup all sites before we begin the upgrades, and this backup will be used if we run into problems and need to restore your site. Any changes made after this backup has been performed are not guaranteed.

If you have any plug-ins or themes you would like installed, please submit your requests prior to April 30. We will add them to the upgrade list.

After we inform you the upgrade is complete, please test your site and let us know if you discover any problems.

Please contact Karmon Runquist if you have any questions. We hope the timing of this upgrade will not inconvenience you. Thank you for your patience.

 Posted by at 9:12 am
Mar 162012

You’ve just made a change to your website, and you want to check it in your web browser to make sure it looks amazing. But, when you pull up the page, you don’t see the changes! What’s going on? You may be dealing with a “cache issue.”

What is a “cache”?

To help web page load more quickly, web browsers store copies of recently visited web pages and image files in temporary storage on your computer. The browser will load from this “cache” before downloading a newer version of the web page from the server. Caching is a great way to speed web viewing, but it causes problems when you want to look at your fresh web page changes.

How can I “clear my cache”?

Clearing a cached page is easy. All you need to do is reload or refresh the web page you are looking at within your browser. Sometimes you have to reload the page a few times to clear the old files. How you reload the page depends on your browser and operating system. It might be as simple as pushing the F5 key a few times or Command-R. Often you can find the “reload” or “refresh” command under the “View” menu of your browser.

To completely clear all the files from your cache, check out WikiHow’s instructions for your specific browser.

*Note: Quitting your browser and/or restarting your computer does not usually clear your cache.

Photo by Mykl Roventine