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

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How to cache posts based on $_GET? Option name is too long? Options / transients

I have a search feature set up that is fairly expensive and I want to cache the results, based on the $_get string, like: ...
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Is priming a Transient Cache possible?

I'm currently using Wordpress Transient Caching when querying images I've uploaded and tagged. Using Transient Caching has really sped up these queries once they are cached, but unfortunately, once ...
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Transient Loop Not working as expected

So I created a transient object that used get_posts() to get a series of posts based on some argument. Well the transient was stored - it was created - YAY - now I tried to write this loop: public ...
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Best practices for using the transients API

I've recently come across the Transients API in Wordpress in hopes of improving the performance of the plugin that I'm trying to write. Basically the plugin is storing product details from the amazon ...
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WP_Cron doesn't do the job: Multisite stats

I already found out how to get the amount of networkwide posts in WPMS. Until now the function was called by a user who opens the website. So it was rebuild every 24 hours. I don't want to let a ...
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Are transients private or public?

Are WP transients specific to the user-session or can they be accessed from any session anywhere? Since they are written to the DB, I would imagine they are public and accessible everywhere, but is ...
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Clear Transients

I have build a custom theme for a client of mine, and I am using transients in order to make the site operating faster. After a week, I have see in the wp_options a huge list of transients records ...
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Get a list of existing transients

I have been using transients a lot in WordPress since I discovered them, however to ensure my sites update properly when a post is edited or created I added a function to delete transients on post ...
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How to purge all transient caches?

Is there an easy way to delete all transient caches? A plugin maybe? Or like in drupal "drush cc all"?
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Transient unique names

What would be the correct way to assign a different name to each transient for each instance of a plugin used as a widget or shortcode?
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Transients API conditional

I have the following transient, but if the user changes the value of $url the transient should not be used. I want to know what is the most appropriate way to use this variable with the transient. ...
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How to delete cached transients from a widget instance properly?

So I have created this widget which pulls a number of posts. And the query is being cached via transients. But I need the transient to be deleted whenever a post is saved so the query can be ...
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Should the caching of WordPress menus be specific to each page?

Introduction In optimizing large WordPress Websites for performance I always look at caching certain parts of the Website, mostly (of course) those that require a lot of Queries/calculation. For the ...
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Unique Transients user id for Non-Logged In users

I am coding a plugin and it seems wordpress discourage use of Sessions. I have a kind of wizard for non-logged in users that asks for First Name, Last Name etc and some conditional questions from ...
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passing markup thought a shortcode attribute

Happy holidays everyone. Hope someone can help me in thinking about a problem I've run into. I have a plugin Im building that allows the user to pull address data from the maps API - ie it ...
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Why Transients may not work correctly?

I have a plugin that needs to check for update. Function below - get_version_to_update is fired when someone enters plugin admin page. In theory after request is done, data should be cached via ...
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How does object caching work?

I'm looking for a definitive answer here. When object caching is enabled, where do options and transients end up living? By default, both are stored in the database. But I've heard some references ...
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Cache remote (HTTP) request with Transients API

I am trying to use get_transient() method in my Wordpress, I have read the document and seems like I am doing what has been described in the docs. I need to show weather in my website and I am using ...
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Is there any danger in deleting all transients?

I have a big site for a client, and as it is a really customized wordpress installation with lots of extensions on functionality, I can't use the caching plugins. To improve the performance, I built ...
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Using a wildcard with delete_transient()

I am using the Transients API to hold the output for a gallery plugin's shortcode I created. Due to the number of images used and different layouts needed, the transient name looks lik the following: ...
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Is this the proper usage of creating / using a transient?

I'm new to using transients. Is this the proper format to create a transient and have it pull from the DB instead of using the http api? I have standardized my snippet so others can double check ...
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WP_Query Performance Issues with meta_query

I'm working on a custom template for a new theme that uses a WP_Query instance to select posts from 2 post types with 2 custom fields that are NOT empty. Depending on the section of the site, a ...
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Compare custom taxonomies of updated post (or new post) [Updated with progress]

I am using the Transients API to cache category loops for a custom taxonomy. All works fine, but if I add a new post or update an existing one, I woud like to compare the taxonomy values and then ...
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After having installed APC Object Cache Backend transients stopped working

My understanding is that once you enable the persistent object cache, your transients are no longer stored in wp_options but in the cache. Once I installed Mark Jaquith's APC Object Cache Backend, ...
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Transient api Caches confused

This code works for page 1 <?php $paged1 = (get_query_var('paged')) ? get_query_var('paged') : 1; $recent1 = get_transient( 'recent1' ); if ...
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How does Wordpress handle sessions?

I know that Wordpress is stateless and doesn't use any global session variables, but when a user logs in via Wordpress, it must somehow keep track of who is logged in, right? Does Wordpress keep track ...
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Ajax call to transients

If I make an ajax call to a Wordpress transient, is the transient value taken from memory on the server or is a call to the database made? I'm not using any caching plugins. My application is ...
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Will it break my site if I delete all transient records in wp_options table?

My site currently has an outrageous 500k+ transient records in the wp_options table. This causes the table to be crashed frequently and so be my site. I thought transient records will all expired ...
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Get the timout value of a saved transient?

Does anyone know if there is a Wordpress function to get the timeout value of a saved transient? I am using a transient with a 5 minute timeout to cache data from a web API call locally. Between ...
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How can I store an image in the database with Transients API?

I'm trying to store an image generated with imagecreatefrompng() using the Transients API, but it just stores an empty string (string(0) ""). Also, I notice if I set the transient before imagedestroy( ...
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When should I be using the Transients API?

I've never used the Transients API before and was wondering if anyone has guidance on when to use it. The Codex article implies that as a theme developer I might want to set each new WP_Query() as a ...
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WordPress Caching - Transients API or “update_user_meta ” Cronjob?

I'm trying to set user meta based on queries. Basically, things like IF the query returns true, set this or if not, set this (or don't set it, if it is true). This works great but the problem is I ...
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Fallback when Transient API fails

I'm trying to figure out how to best solve an issue I have with 3rd party API's (OG, Foursquare, Yelp, etc.). I use the transient API to call and store the various data in order to: Not exceed any ...
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Should I use the Transients API to temporarily hold edited attachements?

I'm building a store that allows users to order prints of photos. If the user orders a photo that has a different dimension than the one the photo is originally, they are prompted to crop the photo. ...
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Transients vs CRON +Custom Fields: Caching Data Per Post

Wanted some opinions on a solution I'm trying to come up with: I have a fan/enthusiast plugin I'm working on for fans of TV shows. One of the custom post types attached to the plugin is a release ...
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Using transients in conjunction with memcached

I was hoping someone could clear the air for me when it comes to using transients with memcached. When running a plugin like w3-total-cache, are there any actual performance advantages to using ...
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Storing an XML Response (Transient)?

Haven't worked much with XML so I'm hitting a bit of a wall: function getapi() { $api_response = wp_remote_get( "http://example.com/getXML" ); $data = wp_remote_retrieve_body( ...
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Transients API and multisite

we're using the Atlas HTML sitemap plugin, which caches the sitemap using the transients API with a call like: set_transient( 'dmac_html_sitemap', $output, 60*60*24*7 ); Now, we also have a ...
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Transient / object cache maximum key length [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Long option names fail silently? The WordPress Transients API makes it easy to save expensive values and look them up later. If you install an object backend (such as ...
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is_wp_error() and handling errors

Im trying to build a function which grabs the feedburner "readers" using wp_remote_get(). I noticed that it frequently returned a value of 0. I assumed at first that it was a WordPress error ...
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get_transient(), PHP switch(), and comparison operators

Im using a WordPress transient, which expires after an hour, to store a value which is an integer. Im trying to use switch() and multiple case() statements to evaluate if the transient exists or not ...
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Any insights into Transient API locking, cron and threading?

How does one go about locking down transient API requests for multiple threading? Has anything done some benchmarking, just how much can the transient API handle for multiple concurrent requests? It ...
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Compare transient data with a meta box value

So I'm not sure what would be the best way to go about this in terms of best practices and optimization. Scenario: I have query that parses an external XML feed and stores the data using the ...
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Does set_transient() overwrite/update transient option with same key?

Basically that's the question - I wonder if set_transient() overwrites/updates a transient option with the same key?
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wp-cron.php - How are WP's Cron transients removed?

I have a Wordpress Network that I am tasked with disabling the WP Cron and replacing it with an Apache Cron. I have set up a PHP script that when called by an Apache Cron will loop through all sites ...
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Are transients garbage collected?

This question got me thinking Transient RSS feeds in wp_options not removed automatically? Transients are supposed to expire and be deleted. However the only way I see this handled is when transient ...
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Long option names fail silently?

This was really driving me crazy. I was debugging some code with code-generated transient names and they were failing like crazy for no apparent reason. After much much pain and experimentation I ...