On on of the Joomla sites I manage, the Cache Settings in Global Configuration -> System is set to OFF - Caching is disabled. However, when we make changes to the articles, it is necessary to go to System -> Clear Cache and and delete the cached files before the changes will show up.

I had turned the caching on and then back off earlier and that might have something to do with it.

Is there a setting I missed somewhere?

  • Are you sure this took place multiple times?
    – Alexandr
    Oct 26, 2017 at 16:09
  • @Alexandr Yes it happened multiple times and on multiple websites. Oct 26, 2017 at 17:07

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I did a little more research and fixed this by editing the configuration.php file. Specifically, I changed the $cache_handler from 'file' to ''. I still don't know why this works, but can confirm that the issue went away and I don't have to manually clear the cache anymore.


Cache Cleaner from Regular Labs does the job perfect.

Not using any cache is very bad for the performance - SEO and the users.

  • It's matter of the site, content, and the way site is build.
    – Alexandr
    Oct 26, 2017 at 17:38

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