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Drupal: Optimization Tips

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Below we have listed some common way to help optimize your Drupal site.

  • 1: Enable caching:In order to enable caching in Drupal, log in as administrator and go to
    Site Configuration > Performance. Under Caching mode: select Normal (recommended for production sites, no side effects).
    Under Block cache: select Enabled (recommended).
    Click Save configuration to save the changes.
  • 2: Optimize your Drupal databases. You can do this via PHPMyAdmin by following the instructions on this page.
  • 3: Log in to your Drupal admin area and go to Site Configuration > Performance. Besides enabling cache, you should also enable Page compression, Optimize CSS files and Optimize JavaScript files.
  • 4: Check your website using this online tool – http://www.websiteoptimization.com/services/analyze/. It will give you valuable information on what modifications can be made in order to improve its performance.
  • 5: Disable/remove all modules/blocks you are not using.

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  • I need to upgrade http://www.llanj.org but am having problem accessing it. I put website in maintenance mode and wrote a message for users to visit an alternative site http://www.llanj.info while we update llanj.org.

    Please send me help information via email. Thanks.

    Nestor

    • Hello Nestor,

      I have edited your comment to remove your email addresses, as having these listed publicly is not a great idea :) What difficulties are you having in accessing your site? What seems to be the trouble, and how can we help?

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