Performance team meeting summary – November, 30 2021

This is the agenda for the meeting. You can read the logs here on Slack.

Focus groups updates


@adamsilverstein gave a great update on the progress of the focus. First, all issues and ideas related to focus will be tracked in this GitHub project. This will facilitate asynchronous contributions and discussions. The top priority issue on the project is this one, for creating a WebP module, and port the code to the repository.

On top of that, the focus meeting last Thursday was a success and the team is planning to hold a next one. Keep an eye on the Make/CoreCore Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress. blogblog (versus network, site) and the #core-media channel on SlackSlack Slack is a Collaborative Group Chat Platform The WordPress community has its own Slack Channel at to keep up with the agenda.

There were also several discussions about the main projects of the focus: WebP by default in WordPress Core and the migrationMigration Moving the code, database and media files for a website site from one server to another. Most typically done when changing hosting companies. of existing images into the WebP format. Here are the links to the discussion pieces on Slack:

JavaScriptJavaScript JavaScript or JS is an object-oriented computer programming language commonly used to create interactive effects within web browsers. WordPress makes extensive use of JS for a better user experience. While PHP is executed on the server, JS executes within a user’s browser.

Since most of the people in this focus are deeply involved in the next release, there are no major updates at the moment.


For this focus, there were some discussions about starting a dedicated side conversation (see thread). Currently, the team is still thinking about the best form for this conversation, chat or video call. If you have any opinions, feel free to leave a comment in the thread linked above or on this post.

Performance features development coordination

There is currently this issue on the GitHubGitHub GitHub is a website that offers online implementation of git repositories that can can easily be shared, copied and modified by other developers. Public repositories are free to host, private repositories require a paid subscription. GitHub introduced the concept of the ‘pull request’ where code changes done in branches by contributors can be reviewed and discussed before being merged be the repository owner. repository regarding the code infrastructure of the performance modules. This step is very important to move forward, so feel free to leave a comment or feedback on the issue.

Open Floor

Jérôme Vieilledent (@lolautruche on Slack) mentioned before the meeting that Blackfire and are willing to support the WordPress Performance team initiative. Blackfire might be interested in donating an account to the The community site where WordPress code is created and shared by the users. This is where you can download the source code for WordPress core, plugins and themes as well as the central location for community conversations and organization. organization for the team’s purposes. See Slack discussion here.

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