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Joomla! Bible, 2nd Edition by Ric Shreves

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Chapter 24: Managing Performance and Accessibility

IN THIS CHAPTER

Managing caching in Joomla!

Improving the performance of your site

Creating content that performs well

Evaluating the default Joomla! templates for accessibility

Enhancing the accessibility of your site

Site performance and accessibility should be common concerns for all website owners. Although performance tuning may not appear to be related to website accessibility, the opposite is true. Many of the items that improve the performance of a website also improve website accessibility. Indeed, the features that many owners include in their websites can limit both the site's performance and its accessibility. This chapter looks at how you can optimize Joomla! for better performance and improve site accessibility. The topics covered range from optimizing configuration for enhanced performance through management of templates and content items to boost site speed and promote accessibility.

Employing Effective Cache Management

Cache files are temporary files created and stored on the server to help reduce server load and improve performance times. When a file is cached, the server can display the cached version instead of having to call up the file from out of the database and assemble it for display. When site traffic is heavy, the efficiency gained through caching can result in dramatic performance improvements.

Joomla! includes multiple caching options, including support for component view caching, page caching, and ...

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