Note: You are currently viewing documentation for Moodle 1.9. Up-to-date documentation for the latest stable version is available here: Filter settings.
Location: Administration > Appearance > Filter settings
Note: In Moodle 1.9 onwards, common filter settings can be found in Administration > Modules > Manage filters.
Text cache lifetime
Text filters can take a lot of processor power to analyze. If you have a large number of courses, the filters may slow your system. The text cache lifetime determines how often the filters run. If you set them to run too frequently, your system may slow down. If you set them to run too infrequently, analyzing new content will take too long and users will notice. You should experiment to find the correct amount of time for your server.
Filter uploaded files
This setting enables uploaded files (HTML and text only) to be processed by the filters system. You can choose to have none, only HTML or all files filtered.
Filter match once per page
This setting effects the glossary, activity and resource linking filters. If set to yes, only the first match on the complete page will be converted to a link. All others will be ignored.
Filter match once per text
This setting effects the glossary, activity and resource linking filters. If set to yes, only the first match in a discrete block of text will be converted to a link. All others in that text block will be ignored.
Filter all strings
If checked, headings and titles can be displayed in different languages using the multi-language filter.
Note: Settings links for particular filters can be found in Administration > Modules > Filters.