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What is the cache?

To create a page, Drupal needs to make several database queries. This can slow down websites with a lot of traffic. To make websites faster Drupal stores webpages in a cache.

Occasionally, after you save changes to your web page, you still see the previous version of the text. Clearing the site caches should fix this issue. 


How to flush the site cache

Hover over the 'Home' icon and select 'Flush all caches'.



You should see the updated content on your web page.


Watch the video: Clearing the cache

Get help

If you need help with your Drupal website, please contact the Drupal team via

Content editors and website owners around the University should sign up for the Optimise your content course. This is a 6 session course run by the University's Content Community. It will help you improve your website content before it's moved to the new Drupal 10 platform.