Hey guys, in this article I want to share a problem I have been having lately with WP Super Cache tester “The pages do not match! timestamps differ or were not found!” message. I wanted a simple but effective caching plugin to speed up my website and so I ended up downloaded WP Super Cache. I did some configurations and when I clicked on “Test Cache” I saw this message, “The pages do not match! Timestamps differ or were not found!“. I searched all over the internet including forums for a fix to this issue and could not find any. Therefore, I decided I am going to write an article about it. As far as I can see, I think this message by WP Super Cache is affecting many of its users and a lot of them were unable to resolve this issue. Luckily, I did some researched, do some trial and error and I was able to resolve my WP Super Cache “the pages do not match! timestamps differ or were not found!” message.
What is WP Super Cache?
WP Super Cache is a static caching plugin for WordPress. This plugin generates static html files from your dynamic WordPress blog. After a html file is generated your webserver will serve that file instead of processing the comparatively heavier and more expensive WordPress PHP scripts. To download this plugin click here.
What Caused the WP Super Cache “the pages do not match! timestamps differ or were not found!”?
After doing some intense research reading websites, blogs and forums to resolve this issue, I saw something mentioned about minify can be the cause. Therefore, I was saying to myself that I used minify on both my plugin and on my content delivery network (CDN) which is CloudFlare. So this must be the cause of the “the pages do not match! timestamps differ or were not found!” issue. A content delivery network (CDN) is a system of distributed servers (network) that deliver webpages and other Web content to a user based on the geographic locations of the user, the origin of the webpage and a content delivery server.
How to Fix the WP Super cache the pages do not match! timestamps differ or were not found!
This issue took me some time to figure out as I have to do some trial and errors but luckily, I was able to solve it. Firstly, I signed into my Cloudflare account and I enabled “Development mode” to see if it was really my CDN causing this WP Super Cache message. I ran the WP Super Cache tester again and to my surprise, it was definitely my CDN was the culprit because it displays the message “The timestamps on both pages match!“. Therefore, I disabled the “Development Mode” and play around with the Auto Minify options under the Speed tab in Cloudflare to troubleshoot the problem.
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