Force Refresh

Description

Force Refresh is the best plugin for requesting browsers to refresh their page. Perfect for single-page applications or pages that bring in feeds, this simple plugin will allow you to force a page refresh for users currently visiting any page of your site.

Features

  • Support for both parent and child themes.
  • Allows an admin to simply click a button to request browsers to refresh their page. This is done within your selected customized client-side refresh interval.
  • Ability to add refreshing capabilities to any role using the “Invoke Force Refresh” capability.
  • Ability to refresh on a per-page or post basis.
  • Customizable client-side refresh intervals, including the ability to customize any refresh interval between 30 seconds and four hours.

Feature Requests and Bug Reports

  • Please report any bugs you encounter under the Support tab.
  • Feature requests can be made on GitHub. Force Refresh is an open-source plugin, and PRs are welcomed!

Screenshots

  • Under Tools, you’ll find all settings for Force Refresh.
  • You can choose from popular refresh intervals or specify a custom one. After clicking, “Refresh site”, you’ll receive confirmation that you’ve requested connected browsers to refresh.
  • To refresh a single page or post, locate the “Force Refresh” section under any page.
  • Want to see the latest features? Clicking “View Release Notes” will display the most recent features and fixes for Force Refresh.
  • If you’re having trouble, clicking on “Troubleshooting” will allow you to view the current settings for Force Refresh and allow you to enter Debugging Mode — an enhanced browser console logging mode that can be used to diagnose issues.

Installation

Upload the Force Refresh plugin to your site, and then simply activate it. To force a refresh, just navigate to “Tools”, click on “Force Refresh” and click the button that says, “Refresh Site.”

Reviews

11 julija, 2022
Nice Plugin, thank you! It would be great to have a few more visibility settings in the Tools > Force Refresh section. For example, show/hide for Posts, Pages, CPTs. I have hidden it on Posts from the Screen Options, but need to do this for all Users. Reason being, the Posts for this particular website are shown in a Carousel, and not the individual Posts page, so clicking the force refresh button does not work in that instance, but may make my client think they have refreshed it.
7 avgusta, 2021
THis plugin does perfectly what is supposed to do. I had a little trouble after installing but was helped very fast en clear by Jorden Leven. This plugin does wat now other can. Marc Cuypers
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Contributors & Developers

“Force Refresh” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.

Contributors

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Changelog

2.10.2

Released on May 27, 2024

Bug Fixes

  • Performance enhancements and bug fixes.

2.10.1

Released on March 24, 2024

Bug Fixes

  • Performance enhancements and bug fixes.

2.10.0

Released on March 24, 2024

New Features

  • Add support for WordPress 6.5.

Bug Fixes

  • Update error message when missing build files.

2.9.4

Released on February 10, 2024

Bug Fixes

  • Resolve issue loading icons.

2.9.3

Released on December 9, 2023

Bug Fixes

  • Resolve issue viewing release notes.

2.9.2

Released on November 17, 2023

Bug Fixes

  • Add missing refresh interval in admin message.
  • Fix button text in Refresh from Admin Bar.
  • Resolve infinite refreshing on search pages.
  • Resolve issue requesting page refreshes.
  • Resolve saving Refresh from Admin Bar options.

2.9.1

Released on November 10, 2023

Bug Fixes

  • Fatal error when loading Force Refresh.

2.9.0

Released on November 10, 2023

New Features

  • Add support for WordPress 6.4.

2.8.3

Released on September 9, 2023

Bug Fixes

  • Performance enhancements and bug fixes.

2.8.2

Released on August 9, 2023

Bug Fixes

  • Displaying multiple periods in release notes.
  • Issue with typed returns in PHP 7.4.

2.8.1

Released on August 5, 2023

Bug Fixes

  • Performance enhancements and bug fixes.

2.8.0

Released on August 5, 2023

New Features

  • Add link for leaving reviews.
  • Add support for custom refresh intervals.
  • Add support for viewing plugin release notes.

Bug Fixes

  • Issue dismissing admin notifications.
  • Issue with logo animations.

2.7.0

Released on July 26, 2023

New Features

  • Add support for WordPress 6.3.

2.6.1

Released on March 4, 2023

Bug Fixes

  • Performance enhancements and bug fixes.

2.6.0

Released on June 11, 2022

New Features

  • Add troubleshooting page link to admin page.

Bug Fixes

  • Update directions for sites with no name.

2.5.2

Released on January 23, 2022

Bug Fixes

  • Address issue with production build.

2.5.1

Released on January 23, 2022

New Features

  • Update Heath troubleshooting section.
  • Update WordPress version requirements.

2.5.0

Released on January 8, 2022

New Features

  • Alert user when plugin is outdated.

2.4.0

Released on December 4, 2021

New Features

  • Add additional debug logs.
  • Add support for troubleshooting screen.

Bug Fixes

  • Exit force refresh if success is false.
  • Remove nonce for client-side calls.

2.3.0

Released on March 7, 2021

Bug Fixes

  • Address issue with default refresh intervals.
  • Update button text in Admin Bar.

2.2.0

Released on November 29, 2020

New Features

  • Add support for WordPress 5.5.3.
  • Update Admin UI to use Vue instead of Handlebars.

Bug Fixes

  • Address issue with encoded post names.

2.1.6

Released on September 29, 2020

Bug Fixes

  • Issue with refresh interval being ignored.

2.1.5

Released on September 17, 2020

Bug Fixes

  • Address issue running plugin in PHP 7.2.

2.1.4

Released on September 16, 2020

Bug Fixes

  • Address refresh loop bug when activating.
  • Issue displaying default refresh intervals.

2.1.3

Released on September 16, 2020

Bug Fixes

  • Address refresh permissions issue.

2.1.2

Released on September 7, 2020

Bug Fixes

  • Performance enhancements and bug fixes.

2.1.1

Released on September 7, 2020

Bug Fixes

  • Performance enhancements and bug fixes.

2.1.0

Released on October 19, 2018

New Features

  • Add support to request refreshes on custom post types.

2.0.0

Released on October 11, 2018

New Features

  • Move from Xamin to LightnCandy for HTML templates.

1.1.2

Released on February 28, 2018

Bug Fixes

  • Performance enhancements and bug fixes.

1.1.1

Released on February 28, 2018

Bug Fixes

  • Performance enhancements and bug fixes.

1.0.0

Released on October 5, 2017

New Features

  • Initial release.