[wp-hackers] Transient key best practice

Micky Hulse mickyhulse.lists at gmail.com
Tue Sep 10 21:58:31 UTC 2013

Excellent advice! Thanks Otto!

As an ExpressionEngine convert, I'm loving every minute of Wordpress.
It's just so flexible and fun to work with (plus, the community of
developers is top notch). :)

Have a great day all!

On Tue, Sep 10, 2013 at 2:44 PM, Otto <otto at ottodestruct.com> wrote:
> Note that transients are not always stored in the options table, this
> is just one possible place that they can be put. So that length
> limitation isn't enforced in WordPress itself because other systems
> might not have the same limitation.
> Still, 45 characters is reasonably long for any realistic case. MD5
> produces 32 characters, leaving you another 13 for a unique prefix.
> Although I'd try to avoid even that long, generally speaking.

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