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Joomla! 3.x does not reflect changes immediately

If your Joomla! 1.5 web site does not reflect the changes you make right away, this probably means that you have caching enabled. Here are sample options you can see in the Joomla! 1.5 configuration.php:

var $caching = ‘1’;

var $cachetime = ’15’;

The first line shows that you have caching enabled for your Joomla! 3.x, and the second line shows that the cache time is set to 15 minutes.

This is why you may not see the changes you make right away. Your Joomla! 1.5 pages will load from the cache until it expires. When the cache is reloaded you will see the changes. To avoid this issue, you can turn off caching.

There are two ways to disable caching in Joomla! 3.x:

1. Log in to your administrator area and go to Site > Global Configuration > System > Cache Settings. Set Cache to No and click on Save or Apply.

2. Directly edit the configuration.php file for the installation changing:

var $caching = ‘1‘;

to

var $caching = ‘0‘;

Note that if you have caching enabled, your website will load much faster. However, while still developing the site and making constant changes, it is better to have this option turned off. Thus it would be easier for you to check the changes you make right away.

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