How do I clear cached Magento data

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Revision: 1.3
Last update: 2013-01-17

To clear Magento cache you need to login to Magento backend, navigate to System > Cache Management screen and use Flush Cache button to flush caches:

Flushing Magento cache


Javascript/CSS caches and Images cache can be flushed at the same screen with Flush Catalog Images Cache and Flush Javascript/CSS Cache buttons at bottom left.


Clearing cache when Magento admin backend is down

If you have no access to Magento admin backend due to some issue, the caches can be cleaned from the console, simply login to your Magento installation via SSH or FTP and delete all subdirectories under var/cache directory.


SSH users can use the following command to flush Magento caches:

$ find ./var/cache -type f -delete


FTP users can use the following command to cleanup Magento caches:

> mrm -r ./var/cache ; mkdir ./var/cache


Magenting accounts can clean Magento cache from the Store settings page with a single button click:


Flush Magento cache at Magenting interface

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