Performance Chat Summary: 11 April 2023

Meeting agenda here and the full chat log is available beginning here on Slack.


  • 2.2.0 release date will be Mon April 17

Priority Projects

Server Response Time

Link to roadmap projects

Contributors: @joemcgill @spacedmonkey @aristath

  • No updates this week

Database Optimization

Link to roadmap projects

Contributors: @aristath @spacedmonkey @olliejones @rjasdfiii

  • No updates this week

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. & CSSCSS Cascading Style Sheets.

Link to roadmap project

Contributors: @mukesh27 @10upsimon @adamsilverstein

  • @10upsimon Regarding “Enhancing the WP Scripts APIAPI An API or Application Programming Interface is a software intermediary that allows programs to interact with each other and share data in limited, clearly defined ways. with a Loading Strategy”:
    • Holistic code review has been completed by several WPP team members
    • Feedback has been provided within the draft PR and feedback is being transformed into GitHubGitHub GitHub is a website that offers online implementation of git repositories that 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. issues
    • Some of these issues have work already underway against them
    • Consensus is a positive attitude all around toward the end result overall
    • Functional testing has been complete, but is being extended slightly so that testing is done alongside some key performance plugins. This is mostly to aid documentation (planning) efforts and validate earlier findings
    • Documentation plans are underway and being drafted, which include inline and coreCore Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress. documentation (as well as core community comms)


Link to roadmap projects

Contributors: @flixos90 @thekt12 @adamsilverstein @joemcgill

  • No updates this week but @adamsilverstein will be watching data on how our recent core 6.2 lazy loading improvements work and report back here once there is data available


Link to roadmap projects

Contributors: @adamsilverstein @olliejones @joemcgill @mukesh27

  • @mukesh27 There are no major updates this week, but myself and @joemcgill started brainstorming on the next step for Automated Performance Tests. I will share more updates in the coming week.

Ecosystem Tools

Link to roadmap projects

Contributors: @joegrainger

  • @joegrainger We have completed Architectural Review and QA for the initial infrastructure of the 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 Checker. We’ve created a number of issues to tackle the improvements and bugs that came out of the testing which we will be working through over the next couple of weeks. Progress can be seen on the GitHub repo here. Feel free to take a look and leave any thoughts/ideas you may have in the repo. Thanks!

Creating Standalone Plugins

Link to GitHub overview issue

Contributors: @flixos90 @mukesh27 @10upsimon

New Projects / Proposals

  • No updates

Open Floor

  • No updates

Our next chat will be held on Tuesday, April 18, 2023 at 15:00 UTC in the #core-performance channel in Slack.

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