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How to Refresh your Blog Page in Browser.

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To refresh your blog page in browser...........

you have to refresh the browser cache. What is 'cache'? Often referred to as the cache, the Temporary Internet Files folder contains a kind of travel record of the items you have seen, heard, or downloaded from the Web, including images, sounds, Web pages, even cookies. Typically these items are stored in the Temporary Internet Files folder.

Storing these files in your cache can make browsing the Web faster because it usually takes your computer less time to display a Web page when it can call up some of the page's elements or even the entire page from your local Temporary Internet Files folder.

To clear your cache:

1.On the Internet Explorer 6 Tools menu, click Internet Options. The Internet Options box should open to the General tab.

2.On the General tab, in the Temporary Internet Files section, click the Delete Files button. This will delete all the files that are currently stored in your cache.

3.Click OK, and then click OK again.

ALTERNATIVELY press CTRL while pressing reload button in Firefox and press F5 in Internet Explorer.

(Source : Microsoft)

If you're using Netscape:
(for Netscape 6, ignore steps 7 and 9)

1. hold down the shift key
2. click the "Reload" button

If you're still not seeing the updated page, do the following:

3. select "Preferences" from the "Edit" drop-down menu
4. click the plus next to "Advanced"
5. click "Cache"
6. click the "Clear Memory Cache" button
7. click the "OK" button
8. click the "Clear Disk Cache" button
9. click the "OK" button
10. click the "OK" button at the bottom of the "Preferences" page to return to the browser window
11. click the "Reload" button on the browser window

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Tonya said...

Thanks -- this just helped me with a problem that had been plaguing me for a while!

Unknown said...

Thanks for your help. I get the sense that I'll be returning here periodically, as I'm (obviously) a newbie to this blogging thing.
Thanks for the book suggestions too.

Rashmi said...

I still can't see all the page elements. Half of it is gone in Firefox and in IE one of my sidebars is invisible. I mean, page elements. Help!

My blog is :

abookblogger at gmail dot com

Vin said...


Can you specify which page elements are missing exactly?

Looks OK in Firefox2!

Can you not add them back?

Always backup Page Elements as they are deleted on changing Layouts Templates.

Elizabeth said...

Help Me Vin!!
I followed all of your directions to the T and still no background. Will you look at my blog to see what in the world I have done?

chadlizwill at blogspot dot com

Elizabeth said...

Vin, I am not sure what I have done wrong to not have the picture background show up. HELP I followed all the directions in the above post, but no picture showed up. Do I need to delete something from my CSS?

my site is

chad liz will at blogspot dot com

Vin said...


Use this code :

background-image: url( );
color: #333333;
font: x-small Georgia Serif;
font-size: small;
margin: 0;
text-align: center;

Elizabeth said...



Gula dan Mentega said...

Hi ! I'm ita

Myy add page elements is not there ! it's missing ! and i don't know how to clear cache ?? Please help me

my blog at

Vin said...

Gula dan Mentega,

Please read above post on clearing the cache.

We will be glad to help you if you have any questions after that.

Jessica said...


I am new to blogging. I noticed about two days ago that I lost all my page elements in the "view blog" mode. I have not made any changes to my blog (templates, etc).

I also tried clearing the cache like you mentioned above and still no elements are displayng.

my blog:

Thanks in advance for any help you can give me!!


Vin said...


Your sidebar is below your posts column. Have a look at Why the sidebar keeps falling down?

My Vintage Studio said...

Hi Vin.

I cannot get the background to show on my blog. I have followed all of your instructions with no luck. Could you please check my blog and help me? Thank you in advance for your assistance.

ruby said...

Hi, this is Ruby.. My main post part has gone disappear and I have no idea what went wrong. Firefox can view it, but IE cannot. Yesterday still works but after i post a post, the main post part just gone.. but my side bar is still working.. Any idea how to help me?? but i can view if i go click my history e.g. May 2008..

Morpy said...

Please Vin, I cleared the cache nevertheless I cannot change my blog: It appears "blogID: Il campo è obbligatorio e non deve essere lasciato vuoto" (compulsory field cannot be empty). Grazie Piero

Vin said...

My Vintage Studio,

Try uploading image to Googlepages or and then use the link from there.

Vin said...


What is the blog address?

Vin said...


What do you want to change? When does warning appear? Which field are you not filling?

Morpy said...

I wish to add some text: biblographical references and links to libraries;when i click to save it last quite a long while and then the blog dissapear with Internet explorer troubles' after clicking F5 it appears blog ID required.

Vin said...


Use Firefox browser.

Morpy said...

The problem was in Trend Micro inside the router Netgear: I switched off Trend Micro and now I can change my blog. Ciao Morpy

Liisur said...

I was recommended to delete my cookies too because the font on my whole blogspot and google page is so big but it didn't help. Can you tell me what to to more?

Vin said...


What is the blog address?

Anonymous said...


I've tried your suggestions for Refreshing my Blog page, and am still having two problems. My "email this post" icon will not show despite having it turned on, and also my picture in my header will not show on my page. The picture is visible in the edit menu, and I've tried removing it and adding it back. Any thoughts??

Vin said...

McKay Racing,

You can also try Email Link below your Posts.

Try Adding Background Picture to Header in CSS.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the help!

Unknown said...

Hi vin I use safari on a mac and i cant seem to add a blog list it freezes and wont save. Help

Vin said...

all that glitters,

Try Ctrl+ALt+E to empty the cache in safari.

Anonymous said...

thanks for the interesting info.
I wish I knew though why my blog
doesn't show the header image anymore.
My cache is clearead and I use Firefox.
Please let me know if I can change anything on the CSS -I'm sort of capable if you just tell me WHERE.


Vin said...


Add Background Pcture to Header in CSS.

Lisa said...

Hi Vin,
I am quite clueless and have been searching for an answer to my problem for ages. Ever since I created my blog (beta blogger) I have not been able to make any changes in the layout section. The buttons do not work. I cannot save any changes. The three buttons 'edit' 'preview' and 'save' do not work in any of the layout tabs..
Please help! I work in safari on a mac.
My blog is
Thank you!

Vin said...


Try using Firefox browser on a friends PC and you will find everything working.

Nichole said...

Thank you thank you! You just solved my problem!

Midi said...

3. select "Preferences" from the "Edit" drop-down menu

am using Firefox and when i click on the edit button there is no such thing as 'preferences' so what do i do man ??

Vin said...

Dope And Steps Ahead,

Maaaan, read the whole post first please :

"ALTERNATIVELY press CTRL while pressing reload button in Firefox....."

Midi said...

Maaan i did that & is still not working man ??
could let you check for yourself !

Midi said...

and i was doing this in refrence to the labels cos it wasnt showing under my blog posts but only on the side bar and u said we shouold clear the cache so it works...i did and its still negative

Vin said...

Dope And Steps Ahead,

First backup all your widgets data.

Then click on 'Revert widget templates to default' link at the bottom of the Template code box on Layout---->Edit Html tab.

Then recustomize your widgets.

Midi said...

Then click on 'Revert widget templates to default' link at the bottom of the Template code box on Layout---->Edit Html tab.

thanks this worked perfectly !!!

cruSadER said...

Hi Vin, tis is weeser... it's really cool of u to answer so many bloggers questions and solve our doubt!

i think i am facing the same prob as lisa... which i all in a sudden, can't edit my side bar stuffs... I tried to clear my cache though... I use firefox

1 more thing, in the sidebar links tab, I can't add anymore, coz it won't respond to save , edit, also, u know the sort the links arrow thingy, to move the links in order, they've dissapeared!

any idea vin?

Vin said...

the crusader,

What is the blog address?

cruSadER said...

yo vin... the problem of can't edit solved by itself.... i got totally no idea wat i did...

thanks anyway., u rock!

❤JIAYING said...

hey! erm i tried already but my firefox still cant work. my first post still remained the top of the page and then its followed by the second & third. how??? :(

Vin said...


What is the blog address? Have you changed the post dates?

❤JIAYING said...

omgggg you are such a genius I read your other guide and it worked already! :)
thanks thanks thanks thanks thanks

Nguyễn Thị Trúc Quỳnh said...

Hello Vin
help me plz!
I'm (obviously) a newbie to this blogging thing.

HELP I followed all the directions in the above post.

But it is still. Not update
my blog at

Vin said...

Nguyễn Thị Trúc Quỳnh,

What did you change in the blog?

Crazy Fitter said...

Thanks for the info about clearing the cache which I have done. Still can't post my comment though. At bottom of page I get 'done' now instead of 'error on page'. What next please?

Vin said...

Crazy Fitter,

Which blog are you trying to post a comment on?

Anonymous said...

THANK YOU, VIN!!!! You are the only one who could help me!!!!!! I am posting your site on my blog. You're the best!

Eminu said...

dude, when im posting a post, my blog isnt giving me the options to change my font nor the font colour. Please help. :(
my url is.

Please Help.

Vin said...

Mera naam chun chun,

Go to Settings---->Basic---->Show Compose Mode---->Yes---->Save.

Then in Post Editor click Compose Tab in upper right corner.

Eminu said...

Thank you so very much :D

Mad said...

Hi, Vin. I cannot see my followers' thumbnails. I tried to clear the cache, as shown here, and I did, but it did not work out. Can you help?

Also, can you tell me a good free anti-virus to install. I think all my problems are virus...

Don't forget I'm a newbie.


Vin said...


Try removing the gadget and adding it again. Antivirus AVG is free.

Gabriela said...

Hi Vin. When am I suppose to reload the page? Am I suppose to be on my blogger page, or which page? just reload any page? the start up page?

My Blogger looks screwy. I have the "posted by Gabriela" thing on the top of the post, not on the bottom, was wondering if you would help. Please.

Gabriela said...

I see the "Posted by Gabriela" on the top of my post instead of the bottom like it was. I tried reload like you said. It still looks the same. Help

Vin said...


You have to cut and paste the code for Posted by at the bottom of the Post Footer in the expanded widget templates code box.

M Hasni said...

Thankx vin
if you don't mind I call you master.

Nanase!~ said...

I'm glad we have people like you!!

Freddy Alexis Rincon said...

I do not know what to do. My blog is loading too slow. rinconseibano at blogspot
Who can help me please?

Distro 19 said...

Thank for the Information

Michelle E. ~ Vintage Pastiche' said...

Hi Vin,

In trying to change the fonts and colors on my blog, the screen comes up then goes white. I followed all your directions but still get the same thing. When I go to "view blog" it's there and I can see it, but I can't change the fonts and colors. Any suggestions?

Michelle wcbeeka dot blogspot

Vin said...

Michelle E. ~ Vintage Pastiche',

Use Firefox browser on a PC. Enable Javascript in browser settings.

blue ray dvds said...

Thanks for giving a complete tutorial on refresh a page of your blog i personally try this so thanks.

ram said...

This is an excellent article. I have just started the blogging. Thank you so much for giving a great knowledge on Blogging. I will keep this information in mind when using.


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