Sep 092013

Delete Joomla Cache tutorial helps you to delete the cache. It also helps you to delete the tmp, components, plugins and modules files from the server.

This tutorial is based on the latest Joomla 3 version. I will be making changes as the new Joomla versions are released.

Delete Joomla Cache Steps:

1 ) Log into your Joomla website as adminitrator. Click on Clear Cache. See image below.

delete joomla3 cache-dashboard

2 ) You will see three options, CheckinClear Cache and Purge Expired Cache. In the following step Clear Cache we are checking to see if there is anything to clear. As you can see there is nothing to select so there is nothing to clear. See image below.

delete joomla3 cache-clear-cache

3 ) Click on Purge Expired Cache and then click on the Purge expired button. See image below.

delete joomla3-cache-purge-expired-cache

4 ) Click on Checkin and select the fields in the Database Table which have a number value next to them. Then click on Check In. See image below.

delete joomla3 cache-checkin

5 ) Now we are going to delete any Content that we added to the recycle bin. Click on Content >> Article Manager. See images below.

delete joomla3 cache-content-menu

While you are in Articles select Filter >> Select Status >> Trashed. See image below.

delete joomla3 cache-articles-trashed

While you are in Categories select Filter >> Select Status >> Trashed. See image below.

delete joomla3 cache-category-trashed

While you are in Featured Articles select Filter >> Select Status >> Trashed. See image below.

delete joomla3 cache-feature-article-trashed

 6 ) Click on Template Manager and select which template to delete. See image below.

Important: Make sure the template is not currently being used on your website. 

delete joomla3 cache-template-manager

Joomla Server Side:

 7 ) You can also delete Components, Plugins, Modules and Templates while you are logged into Joomla as administrator.

Once you have deleted them it is wise to check your server to make sure they have been removed from the server. I always use FTP to log into the server.

While you are logged into your server you can also empty your TMP folders from the server and joomla path and your cache folder from your Joomla path. See images below.

delete joomla3 cache-modules

delete joomla3 cache-components

delete joomla3 cache-plugins

delete joomla3 cache-templates

delete joomla3 cache


tmp folder in your Joomla directory path.

delete joomla3 cache-tmp

tmp folder in your server path.

delete joomla3 cache-server-tmp

That is all you have to do to delete your cache, template and other files left behind. You might also want to delete your local browser cache.

I hope you enjoyed my tutorial. I keep updating this tutorial from time to time so keep coming back for the latest. If you have any questions or request please leave a message here.


Manuel Ballesta RuizManuel Ballesta Ruiz is a web developer, Blogger and WordPress Enthusiast.

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