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.
2 ) You will see three options, Checkin, Clear 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.
3 ) Click on Purge Expired Cache and then click on the Purge expired button. See image below.
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.
5 ) Now we are going to delete any Content that we added to the recycle bin. Click on Content >> Article Manager. See images below.
While you are in Articles select Filter >> Select Status >> Trashed. See image below.
While you are in Categories select Filter >> Select Status >> Trashed. See image below.
While you are in Featured Articles select Filter >> Select Status >> Trashed. See image below.
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.
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.
tmp folder in your Joomla directory path.
tmp folder in your server path.
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.