Your assistance required… Blog Performance Issues

It has come to my attention that the most recent blog posts may not be displaying to readers.

It would appear readers are served up a cached version of the home page across the full range of commonly used browsers, Chrome, Internet Explorer, Safari etc.

This may relate to a Cache plugin I have been using, it may not.

I am currently testing a different plug in to see if the change will correct the issue.

One way to possibly solve the problem is to clear your browser cache.

Instructions: How to Clear Your Browser’s Cache

If you can see this post, let me know in the comments at what time it showed up for you as it is being published at 10:33 AM Sunday morning.

Let me know if you are experiencing “a whole bunch of new posts showing up at once” after seeing the same post for an hour or longer.

I will schedule a test post for 1 pm today, please let me know when it shows up for you in the comments as well,


  • How to clear your cache:'s-Cache

    Thanks for the help everyone!

  • Anyone who can see this post, please leave a comment with the current time and your timezone.

    Thanks again!

  • Daviddowntown

    I noticed it at 7:43 Vancouver time and yes I have been experiencing “a whole bunch of new posts showing up at once”

    • I’m having that same issue. Thanks, Daviddowntown.

    • Thanks, I am always logged in and use Chrome exclusively so the issue was not apparent on my side. But I do see cached pages being served up in other browsers and on other devices.

      It may be I have to ditch the cache plug in.

      Their purpose is to speed up site load by pre-loading static content for readers, it may not be working to plan.

      • Daviddowntown

        Videos are often attached to the wrong stories as they are right now for the Israel/pali story and the Rushdie story. My browser is safari.

        • The videos are swapped for those two posts?
          That’s interesting.

        • That is strange.

        • Alain

          I have found the same with the video clips.

    • Alain

      Same for me about a whole bunch of new posts showing up all at once, and I always clean my cache just before closing Safari so that couldn’t be the cause for myself. I only got on the computer a little after ten this morning (BC time), so that won’t help with your question.

  • dswami

    I can see it, it is now 10.45pm Malaysian time, on a Sunday. No problems on my side.

    • That’s good. What browser and device do you use to view the site?

      • dswami

        Mozilla Firefox and google Chrome. My laptop and Android Samasung Note 3.

    • Thanks.

  • Osh

    It appeared for me at 11:14 Toronto time … Using Safari browser.

  • 8:18 AM PDT.

    I have seen the blog post propagation delay you mention. When I think this is a problem, I clear browsing data. The problem is then gone.

    My standard internet browsing practice includes clearing browsing data, a number of times each day.

    Most of the time I use Chrome.

  • vimy

    saw this post at 9:25am I have not seen any issues mentioned,except daviddowntown prob with videos. I have always had this happen from time to time.

    I use chrome and am on mountain time.

  • Bill Hodson

    I just got here. Noon Sunday EDST. I’ve not experienced any problems yesterday or today. Using Chrome.

  • Martin B

    All is well @12:10 Eastern Standard Time on all 3 browsers (Internet Explorer, Chrome, Firefox) on my PC.

  • moraywatson

    I haven’t had any issues. I will look for your 1:00 pm test post.

  • It is 12:35 PM as I am seeing this.

    Does this help?

  • Jade

    Can see it at 10AM Pacific time

  • moraywatson

    Your 1:00pm post hast not shown up yet. Cleared cache at 1:05 pm. No change. Now 1:09 EDST.

    • Had a glitch and it didn’t post until 1:06. Thanks moraywatson.

  • Exile1981

    I saw this on my laptop when I booted it up at 11:18am MST but funny thing it’s the newest post showing up but there are 3 newer posts if I check using my cell phone.

    • I don’t have a smart phone so I don’t know much about them, but is the ISP the same for your computer and phone? And thanks!

      • Exile1981

        Its been that way for a year or so that i see more posts via cell than laptop. They are same provider but different IP addresses.

        I use pale moon on both the laptop and the cell.

  • Frances

    Post was up at 10:30 MDT and I’ve also noticed posts coming up in batches.

    • Thanks Frances. What’s the top post for you right now?

      • Frances

        The gorilla one.

  • So far the feedback is indicating that some though not all readers are experiencing a delay in seeing the most recent posts.

    It may be due to the Cache plug in or as suggested elsewhere, it may be an ISP related issue.

    In order to save bandwidth your ISP may be loading a cached version of the site. As some have the issue and others don’t I am now leaning toward this being an ISP issue.

    I will however, after making some setting changes in the plugin and testing that elect to ditch the plug in completely.

  • Malcolm Y

    First came to the site at approx 2pm EDT. Top post was pork tosser w/ no time stamp.
    Did not see a post labeled “test”. Emptied Chrome cache for the last week. Refreshed page and the top post was still the pork tosser.

    • Thanks Malcom, try searching Blazingcatfur in your browser then clicking the link.

      • moraywatson

        I’m in same situation as Malcolm Y. Now 2:35pm.

        • Thanks, it’s likely the ISP not updating it’s cache frequently enough.