Performance Chat Agenda: 31 January 2023

Here is the agenda for this week’s performance team meeting scheduled for January 31, 2023 at 16:00 UTC.

  • Announcements
    • Performance team roadmap for 2023 If you’re actively contributing to the WordPress Performance Team or plan to do so this year, please share your priorities for 2023 as a comment on this issue!
    • The GutenbergGutenberg The Gutenberg project is the new Editor Interface for WordPress. The editor improves the process and experience of creating new content, making writing rich content much simpler. It uses ‘blocks’ to add richness rather than shortcodes, custom HTML etc. team recently added TTFB measurement to their repo, which is being collected in the code health dashboard here: It’s making visible the performance regressionregression A software bug that breaks or degrades something that previously worked. Regressions are often treated as critical bugs or blockers. Recent regressions may be given higher priorities. A "3.6 regression" would be a bug in 3.6 that worked as intended in 3.5. in blockBlock Block is the abstract term used to describe units of markup that, composed together, form the content or layout of a webpage using the WordPress editor. The idea combines concepts of what in the past may have achieved with shortcodes, custom HTML, and embed discovery into a single consistent API and user experience. theme rendering when compared with classic themes for a simple “hello world” page. As a team, we would like to make sure we’re properly prioritizing the tickets we have for 6.2 that would positively impact this metric—particularly anything that we need to land before the betaBeta A pre-release of software that is given out to a large group of users to trial under real conditions. Beta versions have gone through alpha testing in-house and are generally fairly close in look, feel and function to the final product; however, design changes often occur as part of the process. 1 milestone next week.
    • Plan to have quick-fire focus area updates (15m) so we can focus the remainder of todays chat on Next steps for Unbundling the Performance Lab PluginPlugin A plugin is a piece of software containing a group of functions that can be added to a WordPress website. They can extend functionality or add new features to your WordPress websites. WordPress plugins are written in the PHP programming language and integrate seamlessly with WordPress. These can be free in the Plugin Directory or can be cost-based plugin from a third-party
  • Focus area updates (15m max today)
  • Infrastructure
  • Open floor
    • Next steps for Unbundling the Performance Lab Plugin proposal

This meeting happens in the #core-performance channel. To join the meeting, you’ll need an account on the Make WordPress Slack.

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