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Using Static File Signatures – Just A Second To Activate

One of the common Developer tools that is helpful when your Magento website has multi-version and they are needed to discover by the browser is using static file signatures.

About Static File Signatures

Static files can be monitored by changing digital signatures including JavaScript, CSS, images, and fonts. The signature is appended to the path after the base URL. If the signature of a file differs from what is currently cached in the browser, the latest version of the file is used.


For example, when you run the command 

php bin/magento setup:static-content:deploy 

to deploy static content, Magento will change the version deployed automatically.

The Config In Using Static File Signatures

To enable Signed Static Files, you should follow the below steps:

  1. Access the backend and log in to the admin account.
  2. On the Admin sidebar, go to Stores > Configuration > Advanced > Developer > Static Files Settings.
  3. Choose Yes to enable this config.


Besides that, you can also use the command line to enable or disable the above config.

php bin/magento config:set dev/static/sign <value>

with value is 1 (enable) or 0 (disable).

For example, when you enable, the URL will be shown as 


Or in another case, when you disable, the URL will be


Note: Config Static File Settings is available only when working in developer mode.


That’s about the guide to enable the using static file signatures in Magento.

Hope you will be pleased with this useful information.

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