I install magento2 in my system and its work properly but when i changed in less files then it's not affect in frontend. then how can i compile less files in magento2 for get css effect in frontend.

  • You need switch to dev mode or run deploy of static, check this answer magento.stackexchange.com/a/82168/2282
    – FireBear
    Sep 12, 2015 at 8:42
  • No, its not solve my problem. Sep 12, 2015 at 9:40
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    WHY does it not solve your problem? What is different? Please explain exactly what your problem is, what you expect and what doesn't happen as expected Sep 12, 2015 at 11:03
  • @fireBear :- if i have 4 theme and i did the changes in 1st theme and when i do deploy static content it do for all theme it waste of time i have to wait but i need to do for only one theme , in that case how to do it Feb 24, 2016 at 7:51
  • In developer mode: remove the var/view_preprocessed folder and the css file from pub/static/... and just clear the cache. The css will be regenerated.
    – Zsolti
    Feb 25, 2019 at 20:27

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This page in the Magento 2 documentation pretty well covers using Grunt to compile less. http://devdocs.magento.com/guides/v2.0/frontend-dev-guide/css-topics/css_debug.html


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