Can you provide an overview of how Panels caching works?
In Drupal 7, if you use the Panels module on your website and you're not making big changes to panes, you can cache Panel pages in their entirety. To do this:
- Sign in to your site, and then go to
- Click Edit next to the panel you want to cache.
- Click the Content subtab.
- Near the top of the pane, click the Display Settings link.
A menu opens where you can change your page cache settings.
Although individual Panel panes aren't cached by default, you can cache them as well.
To cache Panels panes:
- Find the Panel pane that you want to cache.
- In the pane itself and not the region, click its gear icon.
- In the menu's Caching section, click Change.
- Determine the best method for your site. Panel panes use a simple cache with increments between 15 seconds and a week. You can also break out the cache based on the Panel pane's arguments and contexts.
You should cache any pane that doesn't need to be updated frequently.
Several modules can help with additional caching for Panels. The Panels Hash Cache module provides a hash-based cache for Panels. In addition, the Cache actions module provides integration with the Rules module, allowing the cache to be cleared on specific triggers.
Additional caching information
For more information about caching on your Drupal website, see the Caching overview Help Center article.