Caching plugin breaking my form?

By: Matt Clute | Asked: 08/17/2022
ForumsCategory: General questionsCaching plugin breaking my form?
Matt CluteMatt Clute asked 2 years ago
Has anyone else experienced repeated issues with maintaining their form design/layout?  I have had to rebuild / reorganize my form countless times after not having made any changes to the styling settings or to the form itself. Form fields will be shifted between sections, affecting the conditional formatting in some cases. (very frustrating to continually re-build) My hosting provider has WP Rocket running (a caching plugin) along with others. I am wondering if that may be the culprit. Can a caching plugin cause these kinds of issues or any of the other plugins listed? Thanks for any feedback. Host plugins:
  • Admin Menu Editor Pro
  • HIPAA Gauge
  • Imagify
  • iThemes Security
  • Lock User Account
  • Simple History
  • User Role Editor
  • WP 2FA
  • WP Rocket
Walter JonesWalter Jones replied 2 years ago

I have always excluded any page with a view or form from cache to avoid any issues.

Matt CluteMatt Clute replied 2 years ago

Thanks Walter, I didn't know caching plugins could exclude pages. I'll definitely request the host change that.

Adam Wolfs replied 2 years ago

Typically these issues can be resolved by using the Ajax submission. I use this when using WP-Rocket.

2 Answers
Bobby Clapp answered 2 years ago
Caching will certainly cause some issues. It can be a pain to track down. Sometimes your host will have something enabled server side.
Matt CluteMatt Clute replied 2 years ago

Thanks Bobby

Joe Semones answered 2 months ago
Follow on question :think: 
I had a form get wrecked as Matt Clute indicated, but only once (so far). I have a form which when I open it to be edited, the first screen loads and the remaining 20 or so fields or objects just spin.  I've shut down and restarted, turned off WP-Optimize and reloaded the form for editing. Same problem, the remaining elements never show up.

I created a copy of the form and it behaves the same way in the same place. It's as if the form is corrupted, not just rearranged.

Any suggestions?

Thanks in advance.

Bobby Clapp replied 1 month ago

<p>These type of issues are almost always a server resource or caching (doesn't have to be caching by you, might be the server host) issue .</p>

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