We’ve been running Cloudflare for a while now and have not made any changes since enabling APO about 5 months ago on wordpress.
All has been working well, with posting around 6-8 stories per day and this reflecting real-time on the homepage.
However, this morning the latest posts did not update on the homepage and it reflecting the last post from yesterday.
After mucking around a lot, I have figured out it is the APO service that we enabled using the official Cloudflare plugin 5 months ago.
I’ve turned it off, and now the website runs as normal, and the homepage updates when posts are published.
This is obviously not ideal as APO otherwise was a good service. We did not make any server-side changes this week, including no plug-in updates etc on WordPress. All I did was remove and reload the Cloudflare plugin this morning to try and fix the issue (it did not).
Does anyone know how we can turn APO back on and fix this?
Downgraded to 4.10.1 and the issue was the same. I just put a ticket in about it. I would suggest everyone do the same since they are not active on community forum about the issue. Maybe we can force some attention to the issue. There are several issue posts with the same issue here, on their github and on the plugin issue board.
Also experiencing erratic behaviour from APO. Had been working perfectly for many months, but over the past week the ‘Cache By Device Type’ function began to have issues. Mobile version of site loading on desktop, and vice versa.
Have had to turn it off. Submitted a support ticket last week but no reply as yet.
I was told that the issue related to a different cache issue Cloudflare was fixing. Response form support:
There is an ongoing incident for cache reserve,
which may be having an indirect impact here.
The issue of outdated content not being removed is at the root of the problem.
I recommend monitoring this incident and see if the issue is resolved once a fix is rolled out:
I found that it did work ok for a day again and I turned APO on.
But now the issue is happening again - I’ve opened the ticket to see if there will be a proper fix as this is obviously affecting others. Many might not know either as when you’re logged in to a CMS like WordPress the caching is bypassed, so the website looks fine, but it is not.
I still have this issue. It changes behavior though.
Sometimes, I can keep APO active and just purge the entire cache manually, and then the homepage will show the latest posts. But sometimes, I must turn APO off for a day or so because purging the entire cache does nothing.
No update on my ticket yet for two days. Of concern is that my website was rated good (green in search console) on all speed metrics by google (that was hard to do), and now it is saying needs improvement. Really need a full-time functional APO or will need alternative solution
I totally understand that, I escalated this earlier as a high priority and agree that it’s not ideal. I am pushing on this one but there’s nothing else the community can do, unfortunately. Hopefully this will be resolved soon as it’s impacting a number of users.