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Site Maintenance

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  • Level: Beginner
  • Type: Documentation
  • Version: Joomla 1.6-1.7

Site maintenance menu that has been added to Joomla 1.6 collates all of the general site maintenance features that are in Joomla.

These include:

  • Global Check-in
  • Clear Cache
  • Purge Expired Cache

Site Maintenance fig. 1



Global Check-in

When a user in the backend of Joomla access an article or module in the site, the access to that particular part of Joomla is blocked to any other users.

Sometimes it is necessary to clear this blocked access as a users' session may have expired or the article or module that was being edited didn't have the access to the item closed correctly.

Navigating to Global check-in from the menu will clear all access restrictions due to another user accessing the content item and allow others to gain access.

Clear Cache

When site cache is turned on, there are times when you will want to clear the cache in order to see changes to content and the website. 

Navigate to the menu item and select clear cache. This wil clear it and generate a new cache of the pages that you are viewing and testing on the website

Purge Expired Cache

Cache within Joomla has an expiry time. This time is setup in the configuration of the site and the caching pluggins. When these cache files expire, Joomla will create new cache files. From time to time you will need to purge the cache as it will be taking up disk space.

NAvigate to the purge expired cache menu item and all expired cache items will be removed.

Last modified on Thursday, 13 January 2011 10:07
Peter Bui

Peter Bui

Peter Bui has been a Joomla designer and Joomla developer since 2006 back in the very early days of Joomla. Peter has been building websites using Joomla ever since. PB Web Development started back in 2006 and has been creating websites for clients in Australia, USA, Canada, UK and Israel.


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