The Transients API provides a standardized way to store data temporarily (with an expiration time) in the database.

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Why can't I save encrypted data in a transient?

I'm trying to save encrypted data (using AES-256-CBC in PHP) in a transient but for some reason it keeps failing. The transient key is under the required length of 45 characters and the data is not a ...
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Should I use Transient API to store HTML String, or Object?

Let's assume that there is a plugin that displays 20 related posts (for each post) with a very complex query. And then using data from this query, it builds complex HTML layout. Also, should be noted ...
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Transients with dynamic WP_Query

I have a <form> with about 20 inputs (mostly select and number) which each is an argument in WP_Query if filled. I learned today that I could use transients to store results which seems like a ...
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Is there a better way to access transients using javascript

I've been searching around the web trying to find a better way to use wordpress transients with javascript. Currently I am using admin-ajax to run a php function that retrieves the transient and ...
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What causes a transient to changes status to “Does Not Expire”?

I noticed that some transients on my site every now and then go from having an expiration date to "Does Not Expire". I have noticed this happening with some plugins (eg Gravity Forms) but also ...
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Should I store external API data in my WP database or keep it as a transient?

I am in a situation where I need to use data from an API (XML) served by a third party in my WordPress site. The data will be updated on that third party application. Specifically this is data about ...
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Hacked site using transient API?

I have got a website to "cleanup" which has almost 10k replicated files in the public_html folder and almost all PHP files contains code ...
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WP_cron not updating post meta, instead clearing it

I'm trying to store social media follower count (ex. FB fans, Twitter followers) in post meta daily with wp_cron. If I manually save the post it will save the social media count numbers correctly in ...
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Cannot get transient to work on shortcode, Moz API

I'm new to transients and have been having a tough time switching over. I was able to fix my shortcodes for Facebook and Twitter API, but I can't get Moz API to work as a transient. Below is the ...
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Which hook is fired when tag is added or changed? [duplicate]

I have a transient that collects WordPress tags with specific description. I'm looking for a hook name that fires when user edits a WordPress tag or creates a new tag in admin so I can delete my ...
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Delete Transient when clicking 'Save Changes' on options page

I have an options page setup for a ticker tape on a theme I am working on. It has a number of options such as Title, number of posts to display and what categories to display posts from. I have also ...
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Notice: Undefined property: stdClass and WordPress transients

I took this for a basis https://github.com/abeMedia/shareCount and created a class for retrieving social share counts to use in a theme. I also implemented WordPress's built-in transients for cashing. ...
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How to save new transients if query changes?

I am using WP REST API to pull blog posts into another site. Everything works great, but now I need to save the results into transients to prevent querying the blog every time. I am new to transients ...
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How to decode wordpress transient cache stored in database?

Wordpress stores caches using Transient and saved in wp_options table. I can't read those stored values - a sample snapshot is as below. If you know how to decode/read/parse them, please share.
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Can we turn off Wordpress `transient` cache? [duplicate]

When studying Wordpress, I notice that a lot of database changes are on wp_options table - a closer monitor will show that a lot of transient related changes are made. I wonder if we can turn off ...
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Translation in Core , Plugin and Theme Update

I'm curious about translations in update transient for Core , Plugin and Theme updates. I got this from _site_transient_update_core in wp_option table in this why translations array is always empty? ...
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Hook an action when a transient is deleted ? Can't get it to work!

I'm working on a plugin, and it caches a remote page when requested. The file is created with tempnam(). I save the path of that cached file in a transient, using the transient API. Once the ...
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Looping through posts per category gives same posts for each category

For a specific section on my website I loop through some categories and get the three latest posts in that categorie and list them. Like so: <?php $categories = get_categories(array('exclude' ...
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Web scraping using transients

I'm using xPath to scrape tour dates from another website (with permission of course). Since it updates on every page load, I thought about using transients to store the data. Unfortunately I have no ...
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Workflow for new importer plugin - your advices?

I'm building a new plugin to import Pinterest Pins from a user into Wordpress. It will NOT work using the Pinterest API (which is too limited for what I want to do) and requires the user login and ...
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Set Transient on CPT

When I add set_transient code to my cpt query, I get a Fatal error: Call to a member function have_posts() on string ... on line 30 Line 30 is basically: if($graduate_student_query->have_posts()) ...
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Fragment caching increasing database queries

While implementing fragment caching on a wordpress site by using the technique described here: http://css-tricks.com/wordpress-fragment-caching-revisited/ I found that it seems to actually increase ...
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How to use transients and variables

I am trying to implement transient fragments, I've been doing what is suggested here: http://css-tricks.com/wordpress-fragment-caching-revisited/ While it is working for headers, footers, landing ...
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Transient storage location? database/xcache/w3Total Cache?

I've been working to speed up my site by utilizing transients to store rendered HTML and it works great. I've set up checks that clear specific transients upon post/page/data updates and it all works ...
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How to delete transients written by fetch_feed()?

I'm using fetch_feed() to cache external rss sources displayed in a widget. in case the widget (or, more likely, the whole plugin) is deleted/deactivated, i want to manually delete all related ...
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What is the best way (regarding performance) to set transients for logged in users?

I have an option for my logged in users where they can hide the posts they dont want to see. Everything works as expected until I implement transients. When I set the transients to cache the posts ...
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What is the best way to upload a temporary & sensitive file and then delete it when done

What is the best way to upload a temporary & sensitive file and then delete it when done. I'm writing a plugin (eventually for multisite) that allows users with a certain role to upload a .csv ...
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How to make use of Transient API as cookie

I want to use Transient API as cookie, but I want to know if it is the best practice,and how to make transient be unique or per user. Thanks
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Messing up with transient API - getting flushed on refresh

Following the _s theme I wanted to make my own version of Post Categories List with Transient, and here's what I made: function my_blog_categories() { global $post; if ( ( ...
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Transient not working for custom loops

I'm working at a WordPress theme. Since I need to display featured posts, related posts, some widgets with recent posts and so on, I need to use multiple custom loops. Because of this, the number of ...
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Storing temporary data for a custom post type

I've created a Rental custom post type to a rental site I'm developing for a client. I'd like to add an ajax availability calendar in the backend so the client can mark/unmark unavailable dates ...
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Storing posts social counters by using transient api

I would like to know if it's a good practice to use transient api to cache social counters for every post. Loading post pages get quite slow while processing and getting all social APIs.
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Show the online status of the current post's author

Is there a way that I can show the online status (Either online or offline) of the author of the post that a site visitor is viewing? I imagine it's something to do with the Transients API ...
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How to cache wp_query with pagination using transients?

I have seen examples where there is a fix number of posts to be queried; however, I cant find an example when using pagination. I am trying to figure out how to use transients to cache a WP_Query ...
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How to delete a transient on post/page publish?

I have a transient set for a custom query. It expires in 30 days. But I also need it to expire once a new post/page is published. So that the new published post/page is available in that custom query. ...
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pre_set_site_transient_update_plugins wont call on hosted webspace

Iam trying to use "pre_set_site_transient_update_plugins" to update my plugin from a GitHub repository. For that Iam using this example https://github.com/bfintal/Plugin-Update. On my Dev-System ...
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Should I use transients for these API call results?

I am consuming an API that gives me a list of people and their profiles. My initial idea was working perfectly fine when it's just the list of people because I was just saving the ids and names using ...
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How to optimize performance without transient?

I've built a widget to output some fancy content from an API. I realize today I added a transient system so everytime the widget is updated transient is deleted and everything is alright. What I ...
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wp_options flooded with transient API entires

I make heavy use of the WordPress Transient API. Suddenly a few days ago my wp_options table began being flooded with transient entries (2GB worth on average). Normally WordPress only writes them to ...
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Whats wrong with this transient? Not caching as expected

I am trying to cache the returned data from a query using WP_Query. It doesn't seem to be storing any where near the time I have specified. Sometimes its refreshing on every page load. What might I ...
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Minimize database queries to user tables?

I'm trying to come up with a strategic way to collect large amounts of usermeta data (and output to the screen) while keeping database queries low. Some pages, like the home page, single pages, and ...
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Set Transient expiration

I have a page that displays a random post every day. In order to change post every 24 hours I use set_transient('totd_trans_post_id', $totd[0]->ID, (60*60*24)); What I'm wondering is this: ...
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Transient API and caching Plugins

Hello wordpress NINJAS.... I am crazy about transient api and I have implemented it in my theme.My question is If I use transient api is it required caching plugin? (I hate plugins!!!) If I use ...
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Why does get_transient() always return string even if integer set?

I've been trying to bug fix the following method for hours now, and don't have an idea why it always returns a string, instead of an integer. The idea is to return a class property, if exists, or a ...
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I am officially missing something about transient posts

I have no issue creating transients. What I have an issue with is pagination - and I have made posts on it before and every one sates that the query must look like, for example: $queried_post ...
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Transients and WP Super Cache? [closed]

Is it worth using Transients when running WP Super Cache? We have a website that get's updated 20 times a day with new post, so I set a lot transients for queries that don't reflect those updates. My ...
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Transient caching for wp query

I read about transient in the codex and some questions and answers here. So i'm developing a web app based on wp. It works now, but i want to optimize it. Users manage content regulary, so crud ...
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Set transient with get posts error

I have a big WordPress installation more than 200K posts, with auto publish posts features. My post content is contained "some HTML tags, some text, some <img> tags". I need to remove all ...
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Transient pagination not working properly

So I wrote the following to create a transient: $wp_object_i_created = new WP_Query('cat=1'); set_transient('category_one_posts', $wp_object_i_created, 60*60*1); Ok so then I decided "Ya know lets ...
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Integrating WP-TLC-Transients with Wordpress - Where to Begin?

Last week, I asked about creating transients that would update before expiry to prevent users from waiting for the long loading time. I was pointed to WP-TLC-Transients which sound like exactly what ...