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Saving And Publishing's Little Secret

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It should be the culmination of a session of arranging, tweaking, styling and otherwise designing- to click the publish button and see a saved result, but it isn't. Much like the Obama campaign, the DMS launch had us full of hope and anticipation of great change. Now the reality is that often, nothing has changed- literally when I try to save- and that's the little secret that the DMS seems to harbor until it is revealed by updating the browser.
 
This video explains it better than I can do by writing more than I feel like at the end of a long day of struggle with the system that might need a little more secret sauce to get it up to par.

It seems that DMS can be a bit too buggy even in a relative vacuum. I hope this gets better. I actually started considering whether to re-up my Headway subscription. I have to get things done and rolled out here and Pagelines seems broken in DMS and now somewhat broken in Pagelines Framework as well. 
 
But I digress. Here's the video that explains it: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RICCIS9BOHs
 
I hope this issue can be resolved. It seems like a lot of people are dealing with a lot of bugs, but especially in real world environments like Wordpress websites that actually have running plugins and now browser add-ons are a problem too. It's starting to feel like airport security in the support forum- take off your shoes, your belt, your jewelry, spread your arms and legs apart, step over here for closer examination... 
 
Stripping down the browser, the Wordpress environment and the computer can't be the answer for a robust product long term. Do we have any hope of change in the fragility of this product?

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Rob

Dave!

 

First, I'm sorry for your troubles with this. 

 

Next, I think you kinda hit it head on by saying it's cache.  Disabling the cache plugin is actually, and surprisingly the wrong step.  With a cache plugin, it creates a snapshot of your site and stores it.  Even if the plugin is deactivated, the snapshot is still resident and delivered to browsers who see that, rather than what you've done, in fact.   The Framework forum is full of instances where my colleagues and I have had customers clear the cache first and then deactivate the plugin.  That will remove the snapshot and allows you and others to see the actual changes made.

 

Reactivate the cache plugin, then clear the cache and deactivate again.

 

Lastly, I presume you have a template for that page.  One of the steps you didn't do just before or immediately after publishing is saving the template.  I'm still convinced this is a cache problem, but to be absolutely certain that the section isn't somehow simply locked into the template.  That shouldn't cause this, but it's worth a try.

 

Let us know how you get on!


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OK, that worked precisely! It's still counterintuitive but there's only so much you can do in a cached Wordpress environment and making that more graceful may be a ways down the road. I appreciate the insight. The platform has a lot to offer and I think you guys are committed to improving it, especially given your track record with prior products and the fact that you've already released an upgrade.

Thanks again.

Dave

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I updated my video to show this solution in the description section with an annotation to alert the viewer that this issue has a solution.

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Thanks Dave.  I'm glad it worked!


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