I want to customize theme CSS which are in pub/static folder.

I have run all command like

  • php bin/Magento setup:static-content: deploy
  • Cache:clean
  • cache:flush

but not reflected changes. It loads automatically old CSS.

  • Becuase, the style.css file in this pub folder.I tried to put(pub folder) in app/design/frontend/theme/theme. but not reflected changes.
    – hridu
    May 8, 2018 at 10:32
  • Then where I have to change CSS? Can you favor me?
    – hridu
    May 8, 2018 at 10:37
  • But, Where should find theme css? I have unable to find another css in theme folder.
    – hridu
    May 8, 2018 at 10:43
  • I have genius theme
    – hridu
    May 8, 2018 at 10:46
  • I have changed in app/design/frontend/genius/genius3/css/style.css. is it right path to change CSS.
    – hridu
    May 8, 2018 at 11:48

2 Answers 2


Please follow following steps:

  1. Delete everything under static folder except .htaccess file(Do take backup before delete).
  2. Run: chmod 777 -R pub
  3. Run : php bin/magento setup:static-content:deploy
  4. Run : php bin/magento cache: flush
  5. Clear browser's cache and reload the page.
  • But where should I change theme CSS? I modified in pub\static\frontend\genius\genius3\en_US\css\style.css.
    – hridu
    May 8, 2018 at 10:49
  • Please confirm from page source that the same css file is getting loaded. If the file is same then what content it loads.
    – mighty_hk
    May 8, 2018 at 10:56
  • I modified in pub\static\frontend\genius\genius3\en_US\css\style.css.But its load older css automatically after run content deploy command. But I inspect file location its goes to this pub folder.
    – hridu
    May 8, 2018 at 10:58
  • Change what you want to change in file : app/design/frontend/genius/genius3/css/style.css and then follow the steps i mentioned above.
    – mighty_hk
    May 8, 2018 at 11:07
  • I have followed your instructions but not changes. Regenerates CSS file in Pub/Static folder automatically and load old CSS(default css)I have changed in app/design/frontend/genius/genius3/css/style.css
    – hridu
    May 8, 2018 at 11:29

Please following Below steps:

rm -rf generated/* var/log/* var/report/* var/session/* var/view_preprocessed/* pub/static/frontend/* var/di/* &&

php bin/magento setup:upgrade &&

php bin/magento cache:clean &&

php bin/magento cache:flush &&

php bin/magento setup:static-content:deploy -f 
  • I have followed your instructions. But not done. Its auto update old file in pub/static folder.
    – hridu
    May 9, 2018 at 5:40

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