‘Transient API’ Videos

  • David Artiss: Everything you ever wanted to know about WordPress transients

    WordCamp Europe 2020Speaker: David Artiss

    June 18, 2020 — WordPress has a native database caching system called the Transients API. This simple wrapper can be used for caching database queries, remote data, or other expensive routines.
    In this technical talk you will discover how to best use the API and the pitfalls to avoid (content which is neither documented nor generally available, so this will be a genuine eye-opener for developers).

  • Phil Marx: Lightweight use of transients

    WordCamp Berlin 2017Speaker: Phil Marx

    May 17, 2017 — WordPress Transients API is a powerful tool for caching data with an expiration date. But you always have to have a look on the database the transients are stored in.

    Transients can mess up your and your clients database without any benefit. A poor implementation of transients can slow down the database and consequently the webpage instead.

    I want to raise awareness for a lightweight way to use the Transients API. Additionally you’ll get an approach to reduce queries and fragmentation of the database.

  • Ryan Kanner: WordPress Transients – A Technical Guide to a Powerful API

    WordCamp Denver 2016Speaker: Ryan Kanner

    November 8, 2016 — There’s a simple yet powerful API within WordPress to help developers cache all sorts of data, and in turn speed up load times. Transients are often misunderstood by developers, and their powerful abilities can sometimes be misused.

    In this session we will uncover the inner workings of the Transient API, and learn how to properly leverage it’s abilities.

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