Performance Chat Summary: 13 June 2023

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


Priority Projects

Server Response Time

Link to roadmap projects

Contributors: @joemcgill @spacedmonkey @aristath

Database Optimization

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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 @westonruter

  • @joemcgill For Script Loading Strategy: we’ve finished addressing most of the outstanding issues with the PR. Thanks to all who helped test it at Contributor Day last week. My goal right now is to get the last details wrapped up so we can get a final :+1: from the release team to get this merged. The main outstanding question that we still need to resolve is whether our approach for managing inline scripts attached to delayed script handles is acceptable. I’d like to get a second opinion from someone in #core-js but am not confident on who should weigh in
  • @spacedmonkey Created ticket –
    •  Somewhat unrelated, but I got a PR into jetpack that will inline 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. styles –
  • @westonruter I’m working on fixing an issue with the timing for when the delayed inline script loader is added to the page. I found some cases when it is not printed at the right time (or at all). I have some refinements I’m making this morning before ready for review:
  • @joemcgill I’d say the three issues in the “in progress” column here is what we’re trying to wrap up: is that correct?
  • @flixos90 Is there already a (draft) PR for the reduced implementation?
    • @joemcgill There is not. That will be the next thing to work on as soon as we’ve got the ideal version ready to go
    • @joemcgill Honestly, hoping we don’t even need it, but want to be ready to put that together in the next week so we have time for reviews before the beta 1 cutoff
    • @flixos90 I think the main question I’d like to sort out this week is how we will handle the fallback approach in case we don’t get any inline script handling in. I’m personally leaning towards:


Link to roadmap projects

Contributors: @flixos90 @thekt12 @adamsilverstein @joemcgill


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Contributors: @adamsilverstein @olliejones @joemcgill @mukesh27

  • No updates this week

Ecosystem Tools

Link to roadmap projects

Contributors: @joegrainger

  • @joegrainger We have been working on implementing the initial checks for the Plugin Checker. We have come across a strange issue with PHPUnit tests but myself, @mukesh27 and @joemcgill have synced on this and we have plan forward. We plan to have the checks completed over the coming days. You can follow the progress on the GitHub repo here. Thanks!

Creating Standalone Plugins

Link to GitHub overview issue

Contributors: @flixos90 @mukesh27 @10upsimon

  • @flixos90 Still awaiting approval of the Dominant Color Images 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 in the plugin repo

Open Floor

  • @spacedmonkey PHPPHP The web scripting language in which WordPress is primarily architected. WordPress requires PHP 5.6.20 or higher 7.0 looks like it will be the min required version for WP 6.3. I wonder if there is anything we could take out of core, likely backward compatibility shim etc that might improve performance #57067 Example

Our next chat will be held on Tuesday, June 20, 2023 at 15:00 UTC in the #core-performance channel in Slack.

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