To increase performance, site content is cached on the web server. If you've made recent changes to products, categories, themes, widget, etc and noticed that these changes are not reflecting on the front-end of the site, this could be due to server-side caching. If so, clearing the server-side cache will cause the most recent updates to be displayed. This article explains two methods to clear the server-side cache.
Method 1: Clear Through Live Design
First, we need to sign in and open the live design editor. To do so,
- Browse to your homepage, then
- add the following to the end of the URL in your browser's web address bar: ?livedesign=on, then press enter. For example, if your domain is yourstore.com, browse to https://www.yourstore.com?livedesign=on
- Login using your user credentials if prompted, and when the page reloaded, you should have the live design pallet visible at the top left. Click the pallet to open live design:
In Live Design, click Actions > Theme > Edit > Clear server-side cache:
Method 2: Clear Using URL
To clear using the URL, simply browse to the following URL (replacing yourdomain with your store's domain): https://www.yourstore.com/store/admin/actions.aspx?ClearCache=true
Pro-Tip: Create a browser bookmark to make this easier in the future.