This was a real issue of mine back in CS-Cart 2.x, and happily, it seems to remain unresolved in CS-Cart 3.x.
Still, we can’t complain when it’s free, right?
You make a change to a smarty template, eg:
But when you upload the new template, you don’t see any difference.
The quickest way to refresh appears to be heading in to Administration > Add-ons, then de-activating/re-activating the ‘My Changes’ addon.
This, as far as I can tell, flushes the Smarty template cache.
A page refresh should then show your changes.
If not, try deleting the contents of your:
directory, from your site root. This – in theory – is the smarty template cache dir.
It is hit and miss for me.
Beware of this Gotcha
If you are anything like me, there’s a strong possibility you just spent the last 30 minutes editing the product_images.tpl file in:
when in fact, you should have been working in:
Hope that helps!