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How to disable caching in Magento

How to disable caching in Magento

Overview
This article shows how to disable caching in Magento for development purposes.  

Purpose 

Since Magento is a robust CMS, it caches many parts of your website. This is helpful at times, but can be a nuisance during development. This document shows how to disable caching.

Procedure

  1. Log in to your Magento Admin Panel.
  1. From the Admin Panel, select System > Cache Management (Figure 1).


    Figure 1. Magento Admin Panel; System Cache Management. 
  1. This will generate the Cache Storage Management panel.  Click Select All (Figure 2).  


    Figure 2. Cache Storage Management; Select All selection.

  2. From the Actions drop-down list select Disable > Submit (Figure 3).  


    Figure 3. Actions list, Disable > Submit.

  3. To ensure the cache has been completely cleared, click Flush Magento Cache and Flush Cache Storage (Figure 4).


    Figure 4. Flush Magento Cache and Flush Cache Storage selections.

 

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