I noticed in Drupal 8 there are options to cache a block:

block cache settings

I was wondering if these options exist in Drupal 7 with a module? Has the feature been back ported? or was it a contrib module to begin with?

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    The D7 version is Block Cache Alter I think. It doesn't have contextual caching, I believe that's very new
    – Clive
    Mar 24, 2015 at 12:18
  • @David Barratt Where, in the Drupal Web Admin UI, are the Drupal 8 Block Cache settings shown in the screen - i.e what would the general URL path be, please? Jan 9, 2019 at 10:37
  • Question about location of your screenshot of block caching asked here: drupal.stackexchange.com/questions/274874/… Jan 9, 2019 at 11:09

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No, it's impossible to backport. See https://api.drupal.org/api/drupal/modules%21block%21block.api.php/function/hook_block_info/7's DRUPAL_CACHE_CUSTOM and https://www.drupal.org/developing/api/8/cache/contexts.

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