In Semplice, you can either save your content in the editor or publish your content live on your website. You can also keep pages/projects in draft mode so they remain hidden on your website. Until you publish your updates, they will not appear on your site.
This article explains how these options work. If you are experiencing issues publishing content, check the troubleshooting tips at the bottom.
Saving content in the editor
To save your progress without publishing it on your live site, click the Save button in the top right corner of the content editor (or hit ⌘ + S on Mac). This will save your latest updates in the backend for previewing.
You can preview your saved changes in the editor by clicking the Preview icon.
Publishing pages and projects
To view your latest changes on your live site, you will need to Publish your saved changes. Just click "Publish" or hit ⌘ + P on Mac.
Pro tip: If you see a small yellow circle next to "Publish" in the Semplice editor, that means your changes are Unpublished.
You can also publish your page or project straight from your Semplice dashboard. Just navigate or Pages or Projects and click 'Draft' to publish.
Published content not showing in the front-end
- Ensure that you have published your changes, and not just saved them. Non-published changes will be indicated with a yellow dot next to the Publish button.
- Make sure you do not have caching enabled in Wordpress or on your hosting server. Caching stores your site's pages in your browser and cause your browser to not display the latest changes.
If you have caching enabled through Wordpress, go ahead and click the "Caching" tab up top in the Wordpress admin menu (next to the Semplice button) and hit "Purge All" to reset your cache. Then, go to the Cache settings and turn Caching off. We recommend keeping caching settings disabled until your site is complete.
- If you are using emojis on your page, make sure they are properly encoded for Wordpress. Emojis that are not formatted for Wordpress (i.e. 'utf-8' vs 'utf8mb4' format) will result in a database error, causing published changes to not show in the front-end. Usually, clicking the source code (<>) option in the text editor and removing the emoji from the alt tag resolves this.
- In some cases, the Wordpress database may not be synced correctly with Semplice. To force the database to resync, simple go to Appearance > Themes in Wordpress and temporarily switch to another theme, and then back to Semplice.
Editor will not save (endless spinner)
- It's possible you have scripts or plugins on the page that are conflicting with Semplice or contain improperly formatted code. This will result in the endless spinner of death (you know the one).
If you have SSL security installed on your site (https://), you may need to check that you are not calling any non-secure scripts (http://) as this will result in editor not having the proper permissions to save.
Note: We do not provide support for improperly encoded scripts or custom code.
- In some rarer cases, a server plugin called mod_security can cause published changes to not write to the database. To resolve this, you will need to contact your host and ask them to disable this plugin.
If the above steps do not resolve your issue, please email our support team at firstname.lastname@example.org for further assistance.