Template Morsels



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Template Morsels caches using the database rather than the file system and thus allows you to cache portions of template code in a manner which performs better than normal EE template or tag caching. You can create morsels of code containing EE tags and variables inside the Template Morsels control panel, and then display them in your templates using the Fetch tag. These morsels will be refreshed based on refresh rules that you provide.


You can refresh your morsels by connecting them to the editing of specific templates or to editing entries in specific blogs or to editing categories in specific category groups. You can also manually refresh cached morsels using the module control panel or set morsels to refresh on a time interval.

This module also includes a dynamic morsels mode. This allows you to make morsels dependent on the context of the page. Dynamic morsels inherit refresh rules from the parent morsel to which they are related.

Use this module to greatly improve page performance by pre-processing parts of your templates that will change less often than every few seconds.

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This entry was created September 28, 2009, 3:14 pm.
This entry was last updated October 25, 2019, 10:20 am.

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7 Reviews:

belarga 07.25.13

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After evaluating many ways on using embeds, Template Morsels saved the day. Best practice from now on…

ejaeDesign 03.29.12

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Just superb. We were able to reduce a very complex page to go from 5-6 seconds on a shared hosting setup down to less than 2.5.

That’s Rackspace/dedicated territory. The rules are also very flexible.

There are a few add-ons that I can say it pays for itself, but this is one of them.

JCDerrick 11.08.11

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I didn’t fully appreciate this add-on when I first tried it. But after using Dynamic Data to feed data into my Morsels, I discovered how incredibly powerful this module really is. 200+ queries to 43 on a single page. Amazing module, a must have for large sites with a lot of queries.

Ryan Masuga 12.20.10

Ryan Masuga
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Template Morsels saved devot:ee. Our site has a ton of queries on every template and users complained about how slow the site was. We put everything we could into Template Morsels (as well as reduced embeds, among other best practices) and the average page load time was vastly improved. Powerful.

eyevariety 10.21.10

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Thousands of hits per hour and wildly dynamic pages perform quickly.  Run the most inefficent nest queries you want with this one and it will make them perform like static HTML.  Top notch.

Ryan Battles 09.23.10

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There are a few sites that choked up until this baby came along.  For situations where the processor load is a bit too much for what you want to do, and the page takes several seconds to load, this morsel will reduce that to a mere fraction of a second.

Oxygen Smith 05.04.10

Oxygen Smith
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In addition to caching weblog:entries and similar tags that hit the database, it obviates the need for embedded templates in many, many situations. Great for a complex website that has to have a lot going on one page.