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WP Session Manager

Description

Adds $_SESSION-like functionality to WordPress.

Every visitor, logged in or not, will be issued an instance of WP_Session. Their instance will be identified by an ID
stored in the _wp_session cookie. Typically, session data will be stored in a WordPress transient, but if your
installation has a caching system in-place (i.e. memcached), the session data might be stored in memory.

This provides plugin and theme authors the ability to use WordPress-managed session variables without having to use the
standard PHP $_SESSION superglobal.

FAQ

How do I add session variables?

First, make a reference to the WP_Session instance. Then, use it like an associative array, just like $_SESSION:

$wp_session = WP_Session::get_instance();
$wp_session['user_name'] = 'User Name';                            // A string
$wp_session['user_contact'] = array( 'email' => 'user@name.com' ); // An array
$wp_session['user_obj'] = new WP_User( 1 );                        // An object
How long do session variables live?

By default, session variables will live for 24 minutes from the last time they were accessed – either read or write.

This value can be changed by using the wp_session_expiration filter:

add_filter( 'wp_session_expiration', function() { return 60 * 60; } ); // Set expiration to 1 hour

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Changelog

1.1.2

  • Fix a race condition where session expiration options could accidentally be set to autoload
  • Make the garbage collection routine run hourly to alleviate long-running tasks on larger sites

1.1.1

  • Fix a bug where session expiration was not properly set upon instantiation

1.1

  • Implement Recursive_ArrayAccess to provide multidimensional array support
  • Better expiration for session data
  • Implement garbage collection to keep the database clean

1.0.2

  • Switch to object persistence rather than transients

1.0.1

  • Changes implementation to avoid the use of a global variable (still registered for convenience)

1.0

  • First version

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