Prevent Browser Caching

Description

Are you a frontend developer? Do you want to clear browser cache for all users? Just activate this plugin and show your work!

Prevent Browser Caching allows you to update the assets version of all CSS and JS files automatically or manually in one click.

Now you can show the latest changes on the site without asking the client to clear the cache.

How it works?

Usually, WordPress loads assets using query param « ver » in the URL (e.g., style.css?ver=4.9.6). It allows browsers to cache these files until the parameter will not be updated.

To prevent caching of CSS and JS files, this plugin adds a unique number (e.g., 1526905286) to the « ver » parameter (e.g., style.css?ver=4.9.6.1526905286) for all links, loaded using wp_enqueue_style and wp_enqueue_script functions.

For developers

By default, this plugin updates all assets files every time a user loads a page and adds options in the admin panel (Settings -> Prevent Browser Caching) which allows you to configure updating of these files.

But you can also set the version of CSS and JS files programmatically.

Just insert this code in functions.php file of your theme and change the value of assets_version when you need to update assets:

prevent_browser_caching( array( 
    'assets_version' => '123' 
) );

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Installation

From WordPress dashboard

  1. Visit « Plugins > Add New ».
  2. Search for « Prevent Browser Caching ».
  3. Install and activate Prevent Browser Caching plugin.

From WordPress.org site

  1. Download Prevent Browser Caching plugin.
  2. Upload the « prevent-browser-caching » directory to your « /wp-content/plugins/ » directory.
  3. Activate Prevent Browser Caching on your Plugins page.

Avis

24 mai 2021
So simple, so effective - I use this on practically every site I manage and it has never caused me any problems. It has saved me so much hassle, irritation, time... and complicated explanations to clients when urgent changes were simply not showing up for them. Such a relief to just click 'Update CSS/JS' (& clear the cache) and everything just works 🙂 BTW, especially valuable when using Elementor, which was previously causing me the most trouble with CSS changes not showing up in the front end -- very occasionally with nested templates/globals I need to refresh all the CSS inside Elementor too, but that's rare. Usually 'Update' on the page and using this plugin is enough.
10 février 2021
This is top notch stuff!! You just install it and it works!! Thank you so much!! 🙂
2 février 2021
No more client-explanation "clear your f**n cache" 😀 Works like a charme, no problems encountered so far. Thank you Kostya!
19 novembre 2020
I just want to thank the developer for this super useful plugin, it works wonderfully well, great job.
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Journal

2.3.2

  • Fixed « Update CSS/JS » button in the admin bar.

2.3.1

  • Tested the plugin in WordPress 5.1.

2.3

  • Tested the plugin in WordPress 5.0-beta1 and optimized the code.

2.2

  • Added function « prevent_browser_caching » which disables all admin settings of this plugin and allows to set the new settings.
  • Changing « ver » param instead of adding additional « time » param.

2.1

  • Added option to show « Update CSS/JS » button on the toolbar.

2.0

  • Added setting page to the admin panel.
  • Added automatically updating CSS and JS files every period for individual user
  • Added manually updating CSS and JS files for all site visitors

1.1

  • Added plugin text domain.

1.0

  • First version of Prevent Browser Caching plugin.