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Custom Cache Tags and Max-age: Advanced Cache Handling in Drupal 8
November 7, 2018 Jay
Determining how content on your site should be cached isn't a simple topic. Last time, I covered cache contexts and tags. Today, I'd like to get into a couple more advanced topics: The use of custom cache tags and of max-age.

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Cache Contexts and Tags: Advanced Cache Handling in Drupal 8
October 31, 2018 Jay
Leveraging Drupal's cache effectively can be challenging at first, but the benefits for your site's performance make it well worth the effort. It all starts with figuring out what sort of rules your site should use to cache its content. The improved ...

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Fundamentals of Caching in Drupal 8
October 17, 2018 Jay
Caching is an essential part of high-performance websites. Storing a web page (or part of a page) after generating it for future visitors results in faster load times than otherwise possible. Drupal includes numerous tools for caching content that ...

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Drupal Module Spotlight: Pathauto
October 3, 2018 Jay
Although it can sometimes be easy to forget about that little URL bar at the top of your browser, what it contains for each page can be surprisingly important. Creating good paths (the part of the URL after the domain name) for your site content can ...

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5 More Tips to Get the Most out of Drupal
September 28, 2018 Jay
Previously, we covered some simple tips that allow you to get more out of Drupal and I think we covered some basics. This time we are going to go a bit deeper to see what Drupal can really do. In the right hands, Drupal can be a very powerful tool ...

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Drupal

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Five Quick and Easy Tips to Get the Most out of Drupal
August 29, 2018 Jay
Drupal, especially once you consider the many contributed modules available for it, is a vast system of open source software, and as with most such software, there are a lot of little things you can do to make sure you get the most out of what it ...

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Drupal

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Drupal Module Spotlight: Straw
July 25, 2018 Jay
  It is essential that content be well-categorized, especially on large websites. Drupal includes the Taxonomy module for doing just this, and it is able to account for most content tagging scenarios. However, when you actually go to categorize ...

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Drupal Module

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Upgrading from Drupal 7 to Drupal 8
July 18, 2018 Jay
Now that Drupal 8 has gained some momentum, it is time to start planning out your upgrade strategy. You want to upgrade to get the latest benefits and take advantage of the future stability that comes with the direction that Drupal will be taking ...

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Drupal8 Drupal

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Things to Consider When Writing a Drupal Integration
June 22, 2018 Jay
One of the many things Drupal excels at is integrating with other services. Some popular integrations are made even easier by the existence of contributed Drupal modules (such as the one for Google Analytics). But, many times, there isn't a ...

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