Render Caching in Drupal 7 and 8

October 27, 2015 7:30 am

Render Caching has been in Drupal since Drupal 7, but never before Drupal 8. The render_cache module for Drupal 7 has made it so simple to have a fast website with automatic content expiration. With render_cache it will be possible to really just rebuild the parts of the site that have changed, which will make even authenticated user pages very fast.
The session will cover:

  • Cache Tags - Why they are totally awesome (and D8 only).
  • Cache Hashes and Cache revalidation - Another approach that can be used in D7 now.
  • Drupal 8 will be fast out of the box, but learn how to tweak it more to your needs.
  • Render Caching and possible pitfalls (#attached I am looking at you)
  • Control, control - I want all control over my caching. Changing cache tags in D8 and total control already now in D7.
  • Recursive Render Caching - How that can make page load times of just a bootstrap
  • (no not even a bootstrap possible - directly from NGINX!)


Acquia, Inc.
Senior Software Engineer, Office of the CTO