PrestaShop 1.6.x. How to clear Smarty cache

Sometimes, when you install a new theme or change the store language, you may see any changes. In this case, this tutorial is for you.
  1. Clear Cache in Prestashop admin panel:
    • in your Prestashop admin panel go to Advanced Parameters -> Performance
    • set Force compilation to Yes;
    • disable Cache and save changes;
    • refresh the store page.
  2. Clear cache manually:
    • go to your Prestashop installation directory and delete the content of the following folders: cache/smarty/compile, cache/smarty/cache, img/tmp;
    • delete all the files in the folders, except index.php;
    • refresh your website to see the changes you have made.
  3. Disable CCC for css files:
    [notice type=”warning”]Note! Smart Cache for CSS takes all CSS files and combines them into one file. That is why you may not see changes on your website after editing your theme stylesheets.

    • in your Prestashop admin panel go to Advanced Parameters -> Performance;
    • find CCC (Combine, Compress, and Cache) section;
    • disable Smart cache for CSS and other CCC options if they are enabled;
    • save changes;
    • go to themes/themeXXX/cache folder (xxx is the theme number) of your PrestaShop installation and delete all content, except index.php file;
    • refresh your website to see the changes you have made.

Hopefully, this tutorial was helpful for you.