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Force Refresh


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.


  • 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 between 30 seconds and two minutes after making the request.
  • 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.

Feature Requests and Bug Reports

Please report any feature requests you have or bugs you encounter under the Support tab. This is a new plugin and I’m hoping to add more user-requested features to make this useful to developers.


  • Under Tools, you can click "Refresh Site"
  • After clicking the button, you'll receive confirmation that you've requested connected browsers to refresh.


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. »


24 abril 2020
Many thanks @jordanleven for making a great plugin, which does exactly what it's supposed to do. Really useful in these corona-crazy days when many of us suddenly find ourselves hosting timed live streams on our sites, and wanting to make the stream play without our users having to refresh the page themselves. If I can make one small suggestion: in Dashboard>Tools>Force Refresh please consider replacing the wording "Refresh interval" with "Refresh will occur within". So that, with the specified time, it reads "Refresh will occur within 30 seconds" (or whatever). This avoids an unwanted implication that refreshes will repeatedly occur with a 30 second (or whatever) interval between them.
5 abril 2020
Force Refresh is brilliant. Before customers were not seeing the daily updates to the website because so many people do not refresh their browsers. They were not seeing the changes and new product added. Now I can push these changes through and customers are responding. An essential plugin for us now. Thank you!
1 decembre 2018
This plugin just made my job way easier. Thank you. This is not
18 mai 2018
The plugin works like a charm. The update which includes support for adding the Force Refresh capability to non-Admin roles like Editor and Author is exactly what I was looking for one of my project ! The author is very helpfull ! Thank you for your plugin !
24 octobre 2017
Before this plugin, I was living in Winslow Homer's The Fog Warning - venturing ever-so-closely to success, but stuck with an insurmountable problem ahead of me. Thank you, plugin creator, you brought me safely to shore. I needed the ability to push page updates to users on my site, but not at preset intervals - like most plugins around page refresh do. Showing a live event on a page, I wanted the ability to push a page change as soon as the event ended, to seamlessly move from video to static content - all without asking users to refresh the page or opening a new tab. This plugin made it possible. Interface is simple, and the entire operation requires a single click whenever I wanted to push new content to my audience. HIGHLY recommend. This is a fantastic plugin.
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Contributors & Developers

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


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  • Adds support for refreshing custom post types


  • Adds the ability to choose from one of four pre-set refresh intervals, from 30 seconds up to 120 seconds.
  • Adds support for displaying a Force Refresh button in the WordPress Admin Bar
  • Adds support for forcing a refresh on a per-page or post basis.


  • The ability to perform a refresh is now assigned to a capability called, « Invoke Force Refresh » – allowing you to granularly control what types of users and roles can invoke a refresh.


  • Update dependencies


  • Code cleanup


  • Bug fixes


  • Initial release