Is there a command or interface where I can restart GeoNode or reload GeoNode settings? Is it even necessary or are the settings (in geonode/settings.py) loaded instantly?
even though this question is old I stumbled upon it through a google search, and found the answer elsewhere (and way later):
use the following command in the ubuntu shell:
sudo service apache2 restart
to restart apache and get the settings.py reloaded.