Transients Manager


This is a developer’s tool that provides a UI to manage your site’s transients. You can view, search, edit, and delete transients at will. A toolbar option is also provided that allows you to suspend transient updates to help with testing and debugging.

Provides following features:

  • Button to suspend transient creation / update
  • View all transients in database
  • Edit the value, name, and expiration of any transient
  • Delete any transient
  • Search transients by name
  • Button to delete all transients
  • Button to delete all expired transients
  • Button to delete all transients without an expiration

Have you found a bug or have a suggestion or improvement you’d like to submit? This plugin is available on Github and pull requests are welcome!


  • Transients manager


  1. Activate the plugin
  2. Go to Tools > Transients


Installation Instructions
  1. Activate the plugin
  2. Go to Tools > Transients
Does this work with sites that use object caching?

Not at this time, it only works when transients are stored in the options table.


Came to the rescue

I had a unique performance issue which was basically killing my WordPress site. The Transient Manager plugin allowed me to spot something within a few minutes and I got my site back up and running smoothly. It’s definitely a crucial tool for connecting the dots when troubleshooting!

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Saved the day more than once

I’ve had a number of times when one of my sites was getting bogged down because of transient issues. Transients Manager helped me investigate, identify the problem so I could fix it, and clear out the mess.

Must have for every Developers Toolkit

As a developer there are just some tools you have to have. After discovering the power of the WordPress transients, this tool has become a necessity in every dev environment I touch. I’ve even used it successfully in prod environments.

I couldn’t recommend this enough!!

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1.7.4 – January 8, 2018

  • Fix: Site transients cannot be deleted

1.7.3 – October 10, 2016

  • Updated translation files
  • Bulk delete actions are now public so they can be accessed outside the plugin

1.7.2 – December 18, 2015

  • Fix: Incorrect identification of site transients, props @ctalkington

1.7.1 – November 25, 2015

  • Fix: Transients with „_site“ in their name improperly processed

1.7 – October 20, 2015

  • New: Added a Delete All Transients button, thanks @MatthewEppelsheimer

1.6.1 – September 3, 2015

  • Fix: Only show Suspend Transients button to administrators

1.6 – August 18, 2015

  • New: Added Toolbar option to suspend transient updates

1.5 – May 26, 2015

  • Fix: Site wide transients not deleted when deleting transients with an expiration, props @freemp
  • Fix: Undefined index notice when deleting transients with an expiration

1.4 – May 13, 2015

  • Bug: Site transients were not supported

1.3 – January 29, 2015

  • New: Added Cancel button to the edit screen, props @freemp
  • New: Added Refresh button to the main screen, props @freemp
  • New: Added German translation, props @freemp
  • New: Added Brazilian Portuguese translation, props @freemp
  • Fix: Replaced English PO file with POT file

1.2.1 – January 26, 2015

  • Fix: Properly detect class definitions that are passed to get_transient_value(), props @freemp

1.2 – July 21, 2014

  • New: Added an option to bulk delete all transients that have an expiration date, thanks to Mike Grace


  • New: Added support for deleting expired transients in bulk
  • Fix: Bug with how the transient expiration date is determined
  • Fix: Bug with how the expiration date is shown for transients that don’t have an expiration date


  • Fix: Bug with transients that include transient in their name
  • Fix: Bug with the way expired transients are displayed
  • New: Added a languages folder with default language files


  • First release!