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wp_options and comment cache (3 posts)

  1. edwardnh
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I have noticed that Add Link To Facebook uses the wp_options table in the WordPress database to store the comments cache. This table is one of the most referenced by the Apache server, and therefore, I would like to keep the table short. Is it possible to move AL2FB transient cache entries to a separate AL2FB-specific table? That would have the double benefit of reducing the size of wp_options and of allowing users to delete or wipe the AL2FB table if they want to refresh their comment stream.

    many thanks for all of the updates.


  2. Marcel Bokhorst
    Plugin Author

    Posted 3 years ago #

    I don't see an advantage of moving the cache to another table. Your database will be accessed anyway. I use the standard, but little known/used transient API, because I don't want to invent the wheel again. If table access is really a problem, the transient API may even be an advantage to you:

    Also of note is that Transients are inherently sped up by caching plugins, where normal options are not. A memcached plugin, for example, would make WordPress store transient values in fast memory instead of in the database.

  3. edwardnh
    Posted 3 years ago #


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