Markdown cache (FREE)

For performance reasons, GitLab caches the HTML version of Markdown text in fields such as:

  • Comments.
  • Issue descriptions.
  • Merge request descriptions.

These cached versions can become outdated, such as when the external_url configuration option is changed. Links in the cached text would still refer to the old URL.

Invalidate the cache


  • You must be an administrator.

To avoid problems caused by cached HTML versions, invalidate the existing cache by increasing the local_markdown_version setting in application settings using the API:

curl --request PUT --header "PRIVATE-TOKEN: <your_access_token>" "<increased_number>"