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Volt base layout change not updating cache

I have a main 'layouts/base.volt' template that each of my other templates extend (ie controller/index.volt). When I make a change to base.volt, the cached file in app/cache does not update. But, when I make a change to one of my controller/index.volt files that extend the layouts/base.volt, everything in the cache directory get updated. I used the phalcon dev tools to create my project

/** * Setting up the view component */ $di->setShared('view', function () use ($config) {

$view = new View();


    '.volt' => function ($view, $di) use ($config) {

        $volt = new VoltEngine($view, $di);

            'compiledPath' => $config->application->cacheDir,
            'compiledSeparator' => '_'

        return $volt;
    '.phtml' => 'Phalcon\Mvc\View\Engine\Php'

return $view;


Any ideas why that would be?


By default, and for performance reasons, Volt only checks for changes in the children templates to know when to re-compile to plain PHP again, so it is recommended initialize Volt with the option ‘compileAlways’ => true. Thus, the templates are compiled always taking into account changes in the parent templates.

    'compiledPath' => $config->application->cacheDir,
    'compiledSeparator' => '_',
    'compileAlways' => true

Thank you very much! Right on the money :)