I am trying to add / replace images and do some design changes w css on my client’s homepage. When I upload the updated stylesheet or image to the appropriate directory in the theme folder on the server, the old / cached images and stylesheet are loaded. I’ve gone through cache management and flushed all the cache types and even toggled the “Merge CSS Files (beta)” option in system/configuration/developer/css settings. The latter did make it to where I could make some css changes but not always. It didn’t however help at all with loading or displaying the new jpgs. I’ve also manually flushed the var/cache folder on the server to no avail. I’ve pulled the images and stylesheet from the server to my local desktop just to confirm that they were in fact the updated files. They are.
I have no idea how Magento is loading the cached files because I’ve manually deleted everything from the var/cache folder. If I delete or rename the file on the server, it will not load. If I replace it with another jpg it displays the old / cached image. If I give the jpg a new name and update it in CMS it will display it, but I’d really prefer to not do that.
If there is any other information I can provide, please let me know. I look forward to any help on this… I am really stressing this.