Drupal 8 Cache API examples cheat sheet

Here are some random useful snippets for dealing with caches in Drupal 8, just because I keep having to dig them up from the API.

I’ll try to add more here as I go.

<?php

// Set an expiring cache item
\Drupal::cache()-&gt;set('cache_key', 'cache_data', $expiration_timestamp);

// Set a permanent cache item
\Drupal::cache()-&gt;set('cache_key', 'cache_data', CacheBackendInterface::CACHE_PERMANENT);

// Set a permanent cache item with tags.
\Drupal::cache()-&gt;set('cache_key', 'cache_data', CacheBackendInterface::CACHE_PERMANENT, array('tag_one', 'second_tag'));

// Fetch an item from the cache
$cache = \Drupal::cache()-&gt;get('cache_key');
if (!empty($cache-&gt;data) {
  // Do something with $cache-&gt;data here.
}

// Invalidate a cache item
\Drupal::cache()-&gt;invalidate('cache_key');

// Invalidate multiple cache items
\Drupal::cache()-&gt;invalidateMultiple($array_of_cache_ids);

// Invalidate specific cache tags
use Drupal\Core\Cache\Cache;

Cache::invalidateTags(['config:block.block.YOURBLOCKID', 
  'config:YOURMODULE.YOURCONFIG', 'node:YOURNID']);

// Note that the invalidation functions also exist for deleting caches,
// by just replacing invalidate with delete.

// Flush the entire site cache.
drupal_flush_all_caches();

The end!