So I update my static files (HTML, CSS, JS) somewhat frequently. The biggest problem with this is that the visitor’s browsers will still have the older versions cached, and I don’t want to have them clear it out so often (or at all ideally for something like this).
How would I go about doing this?
P.S. Enabling “ManifestStaticFilesStorage” broke my admin page and caused a 500 Internal server error. I suspect I am missing something.
This is what I saw as well. I suppose I could just post date and timestamps into the filename, but that could get messy kinda quickly. I was sorts hoping for something automatic, which was what I discovered “ManifestStaticFilesStorage” is for.
Okay… well, I attempted the setting again and may have fixed the problem. Permissions were not the issue. I think I forgot some steps the first time I did it. This time, I mentally recorded the steps while testing again:
Enable the storage setting
Refresh admin page as change is applied to server (resulted in error)
Refresh (2 types: Normally, and override cache) - sometimes works, sometimes doesn’t.
Restart gunicorn daemon (Python HTTP Server)
Refresh and test admin pages.
Things work as they should now. Pretty sure I forgot to do one or more of these things initially.
I’ll admit I’m only recently finding this setting, and getting back to Django after a a few months due to time constraints…
Thanks for the help.