Broadtime manages caching to load pages very fast and reduce the amount of work required to generate all the pages for our sites. This also enables us to accommodate the super peak in users and page loads during an RSD event.
The way we cache pages (store them in memory) is a continual area of confusion and questions for folks. Let's revisit the topic and talk about what is new.
Normally, your browser may cache pages temporarily and you may clear your local stored pages from time to time. Broadtime runs a large caching server to frequently accessed and recently accessed pages in memory on our servers. The time in our cache may be up to an hour before we load the latest version of the page.
We empower stores to make changes to the server cache in a few ways, for when it's important that you implement and see your latest changes. These methods include:
1: Item/product page button for clearing any changes
2: Viewing your site on the tuneportals domain to see the latest changes
3: And finally, we offer a special bookmark to clear the server cache of the page you are looking to change. You may find that here: SERVER CACHE CLEARING BOOKMARK INSTRUCTIONS
(if having the absolute latest version of a page quickly is important to you, please learn how to use this bookmark)
What's new for caching:
We are currently testing a script that we can run to target specific pages on all of our sites. That way for things like RSD events we can target the Genre page of everyone's sites, and all the titles so we can make "your" changes visible faster than waiting out the one-hour normal timeframe (for recently viewed pages). We should be able to make this happen for the Saturday at 1 pm EST timeframe.
• Inventory Instructions.
How do you list your RSD (or any) inventory on your Broadtime Tuneportals site, you ask? Well, we have created some step by step instructions and a video for how to do it. I encourage you to test the process with a few items and to get comfortable with the steps. You can upload items one at a time on the item's admin page, or from a list of titles via Import Inventory.
This is for bulk uploading but you may individually edit your inventory through normal means...
It's a few steps So, we have created a WALKTHROUGH VIDEO and Step-by-Step instructions for you.
We have added a link to the Store Manual at the top left corner on every page of your Admin, and we are always continuing to add more training and tutorials.