My netlify site is not updating

Hi there
I have previously deployed to my Netlify site

I have just tried to update it by pushing to the GitHub master, but the updates are not showing on the site.

See build log below

3:29:43 PM: Build ready to start

3:29:45 PM: build-image version: 0582042f4fc261adc7bd8333f34884959c577302

3:29:45 PM: build-image tag: v3.7.6

3:29:45 PM: buildbot version: 3352c8b27c9ddee0301e494de800235be05ef095

3:29:45 PM: Fetching cached dependencies

3:29:45 PM: Failed to fetch cache, continuing with build

3:29:45 PM: Starting to prepare the repo for build

3:29:45 PM: No cached dependencies found. Cloning fresh repo

3:29:45 PM: git clone

3:29:46 PM: Preparing Git Reference refs/heads/master

3:29:47 PM: Parsing package.json dependencies

3:29:47 PM: No build steps found, continuing to publishing

3:29:47 PM: Starting to deploy site from '/'

3:29:47 PM: Creating deploy tree

3:29:47 PM: Creating deploy upload records

3:29:47 PM: 4 new files to upload

3:29:47 PM: 0 new functions to upload

3:29:47 PM: Starting post processing

3:29:48 PM: Post processing - HTML

3:29:48 PM: Post processing - header rules

3:29:48 PM: Post processing - redirect rules

3:29:48 PM: Post processing done

3:29:48 PM: Site is live ✨

3:29:48 PM: Finished processing build request in 3.460148611s

Hi @kimnewzealand,

With your current setup, it doesn’t appear that you’re asking Netlify to build your website. You’re just publishing it as it is. Check this:

You’ve your index.html in the repo and it shows this (Notice the date):

However, the date that you’ve changed is in art-of-maps.Rmd file:


As I can see, the art-of-maps.html file has the correct date (21 June), but the index.html still has the old date. So, if you visit The Art of Maps, you can see the updated info. However, Netlify displays index.html by default and thus, you’d have to find a way to add the content of art-of-maps.html to index.html. I’m not familiar with your build process to suggest how you can do this, but yeah if you do it, the problem would be solved.

If that’s not possible, there’s still another way which I won’t recommend, but you’d have to do it if absolutely necessary. But before I suggest that, let me know if it works with the change I suggested above.

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Thanks the index.html was all I needed to rebuild :slight_smile: