3.4. Cache (optional)

The machado.urls are pre-configured to enable caching. You just need to enable Django’s cache framework following the official instructions.


Include the following in the settings.py:

    'default': {
        'BACKEND': 'django.core.cache.backends.db.DatabaseCache',
        'LOCATION': 'machado_cache_table',
CACHE_TIMEOUT = 60 * 60  # 3600 seconds == 1 hour

Create the cache table:

python manage.py createcachetable

Clearing the cache table

It is a good idea to clear the cache table whenever you made changes to your machado installation. For this intent, install the django-clear-cache tool https://github.com/rdegges/django-clear-cache

pip install django-clear-cache

Then modify your settings.py file to add clear_cache:

# ...

Then to clear the cache just run

python manage.py clear_cache