Avoid Using the PHP Input Filter

Drupal provides a PHP input filter out of the box. It lets you use custom PHP inside nodes and blocks. The downside is that this PHP code is stored in the database. Upon a new page request this code must be retrieved from the database and executed through PHP's eval() function.

But the biggest drawback is this: the PHP input filter is not cached. The solution is to write a custom Drupal module to do the task.

Advantages

  • Custom modules are cached, PHP input filter is not

References

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