Magento Tutorial - How to disable Magento's cache

Learn how to disable caching in Magento

When you make some changes to your store in order to see them before you reload your homepage, you might need to flush Magento's cache from the admin panel. This, however, becomes a bit annoying and time consuming, if you have to make many changes and every time you want to see their effect you have to flush the cache.

So it is perhaps useful to disable Magento's cache while you're making changes on your site. To do this you need to log in to your admin panel, go to System > Cache Management, there tick all the boxes for the options in the table or just click on the Select All button, then set the Actions drop-down menu in the upper-left corner of the table to Disable and press the Submit button right next to it. Then you'll see the status of all the options change to Disabled:

Disable Magento's Cache

Don't forget to press the Save Config button when you are done.

Important: caching improves Magento's performance quite a lot, so disabling Magento's cache on a production site is not recommended. It should be done only when you are making a lot of changes and as soon as you are finished, it would be best to enable it again.