How to clear Static CSS File Generation in Divi?

By Mahbub Shahin

June 15, 2023

Why clean static CSS file generation in divi?

Clearing the static CSS file generation in Divi can be beneficial in various scenarios. When making significant design changes, such as modifying CSS rules or switching themes, conflicts can arise between the outdated CSS stored in the static file and the new design elements. By clearing the static CSS file, Divi can generate a fresh CSS file that accurately reflects the current state of your website, potentially resolving any conflicts and ensuring a harmonious design. 

Additionally, after updating the Divi theme or plugins, the existing static CSS file may contain outdated or incompatible styles. Clearing the file prompts Divi to regenerate the CSS based on the updated versions, ensuring that the styles are up-to-date and compatible with the latest updates.

Furthermore, clearing the static CSS file can contribute to performance improvements. The static CSS file generation feature aims to enhance website performance by caching frequently used styles. However, over time, the file might accumulate unnecessary or bloated styles. By clearing the file, Divi rebuilds it, potentially resulting in a more streamlined CSS file and improved loading times.

Overall, clearing the static CSS file generation in Divi helps address styling issues, ensures compatibility with updated themes and plugins, and can potentially boost the overall performance of your website.

Clearing Divi’s Static CSS Cache

By clearing the static CSS cache, Divi removes the cached CSS styles that it has generated and stored. This can be useful in scenarios where you have made changes to your website’s design or have encountered CSS conflicts. Clearing the cache allows Divi to regenerate the CSS with the updated styles and resolves any conflicts that may have occurred.

To clear Divi’s static CSS cache, you can follow these steps:

1.  Log in to your WordPress dashboard.

2.  Navigate to “Divi” in the sidebar and click on “Theme Options.”

3.  In the Theme Options panel, click on the “Builder” tab.

4.  Scroll down to the “Advanced” section.

5.  Look for the “Static CSS File Generation” option.

6.  Click on the “Clear” button next to the option.

7.  Divi will clear the static CSS cache and generate a new one.

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After clearing the static CSS cache, you should see the updated styles applied to your website. Keep in mind that clearing the cache may cause a slight delay in loading the pages initially, as Divi regenerates and caches the CSS files again. However, subsequent page visits should benefit from improved performance. If you encounter any issues or the problem persists after clearing the cache, you can reach out to Elegant Themes support for assistance.

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