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Caching: Modules that make Drupal scale

There are many ways to improve the performance & scalability of Drupal.
Comparison of a selection of performance and scalability modules:

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8 Popular online apps to test the mobile version of your site

The mobile revolution has inspired major and minor websites alike to have a mobile version. Mobile versions can be created using themes, extensions, and other modifications. While developing mobile version, you may want to test it on two, three, or even five different mobile handsets. After development, you are not aware how it will appear in each mobile present on this Earth as you have to buy each of them to test it manually.
Let us make this work simple for you by collecting some tools in this article to test the mobile version of your website.
You can test your mobile website on these tools, analyze it for the mistakes/errors, and then optimize it according to the recommendations. Let us have a look at some of the mobile testing applications available online.

1. W3C mobileOK Checker W3C tops the list every time you come to the field of website testing. This time also, W3C mobileOK Checker tops the web-based mobile testing tools. You just have to visit its website and …

Allow to switch themes with page caching enabled

Patch for this problem.

Web Developer Toolbar (Web Accessibility Toolbar)

Better Formats - Module

Better formats is a module to add more flexibility to Drupal's core input format system.
Features 6.xSet the default format per role.Set the default format per content type.Control allowed formats per content type.Hide format tips.Hide more format tips link.Hide format selection for nodes, comments, and blocks seperately, forcing the default to be used.Expand the selection fieldset by default.Disable the expand/collapse of the selection fieldset.Set selection fieldset title.Set more format tips link text.Set default formats for nodes and comments separately.Sensible defaults and fail overs for ease of use.Works with CCK textareas.Works with Panels comment form.i18n module support for user defined strings. 7.x (needs more testing for a stable release)Set allowed text formats per field.Set default order of text formats per field.Hide format tips per role.Hide more format tips link per role.Hide format selection per role per entity.Currently only works on Field API fields on fieldab…

Increase upload size in your php.ini (Increase Maximum file size: 8 MB)

note: increasing PHP upload size is different from increasing PHP memory limit. You can learn to increase memory limithere.
Drupal's limits on upload file size are determined by your server's PHP settings (as well as Drupal specified settings that can be set at Admin > Site Configuration > File Upload). The default values for PHP will restrict you to a maximum 2 MB upload file size.
On the settings page for the upload module, Drupal calculates and displays the maximum file size that you can set based upon two PHP settings: 'post_max_size' and 'upload_max_filesize'. Since 'post_max_size' is the limit for all the content of your post, many people choose 'post_max_size' to be a multiple of 'upload_max_filesize' to allow multiple files to be uploaded, but this is not essential. The upload module limits the size of a single attachment to be less than either post_max_size, or upload_max_filesize, whichever is smaller. The …

Views Slideshow - Module

Views Slideshow can be used to create a slideshow of any content (not just images) that can appear in a View. Powered by jQuery, it is heavily customizable: you may choose slideshow settings for each View you create.
Potential usesNews item slideshow (such as the title, image and teaser of the last 5 news articles submitted) The Last X number of X submitted (images, videos, blog entries, forum posts, comments, testimonials, etc.). Rotate any image, based on any filters you can apply in views. Hottest new products for any ecommerce drupal site. Rotate contact links, share links, etc. Heck, you could rotate entire nodes, categories, image galleries, etc. I wouldn't suggest it, but you have that power. Its also a great space saver. Places where you had multiple images or multiple items such as RSS feeds or category listings can now be presented in a slideshow. The possibilities are really endless, as the more ways you can think of to categorize and add to views, the more you c…