Magento Open Source, 1.9.x

Clearing Caches

After clearing a cache, always refresh your browser to make sure that it uses the most recent files.


Cache Storage Management

Button Descriptions

  • Buttons

    Description

    Flush Magento Cache

    Removes all items in the default Magento cache (var/cache), according to their associated Magento tags.

    Flush Cache Storage

    Removes all items from the cache, regardless of Magento tag. If your system uses an alternate cache location, any cached files used by other applications are removed in the process.

    Flush Catalog Images Cache

    Removes all automatically resized and watermarked catalog images that are stored at: media/catalog/product/cache.

    If recently uploaded images aren't reflected in the catalog, try flushing the catalog and refreshing your browser.

    Flush JavaScript/CSS Cache

    Removes the merged copy of JavaScript and CSS files from the cache. If recent changes to the style sheet or JavaScript aren't reflected in the store, try flushing the JavaScript/CSS cache and refreshing your browser.

  • Cache Types

    Type

    Description

    Configuration

    System and module configuration files.

    Associated tag: CONFIG

    System:

    config.xml

    local.xml

    Module:

    config.xml

    Layouts

    Page layout building instructions.

    Associated tag: LAYOUT_GENERAL_CACHE_TAG

    Blocks HTML Output

    The HTML that is associated with page blocks.

    Associated tag: BLOCK_HTML

    Translations

    Language translation files.

    Associated tag: TRANSLATE

    Collections Data

    Files that contain data that is the result of a query.

    Associated tag: COLLECTION_DATA

    EAV Types and Attributes

    Attribute entities, types, and values.

    Associated tag: EAV

    Web Services Configuration

    Web Services definition files (api.xml)

    Associated tag: CONFIG_API

    Web Services Configuration

    Web Services definition files (api2.xml)

    Associated tag: CONFIG_API2