Performance Chat Summary: 2 April 2024

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


Priority Items


  • WordPress performance TracTrac An open source project by Edgewall Software that serves as a bug tracker and project management tool for WordPress. tickets
    • Current release (WP 6.6)
  • 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 (and other performance plugins)
  • Active priority projects
    • INP research opportunities
    • Improve template loading

WordPress Performance Trac Tickets

  • For WordPress 6.6:
    • We have 14 open items in the 6.6 milestone
    • @joemcgill Given that we’re so early in the cycle, I think the most important thing to discuss is making sure we are making progress on any early tickets, and make sure that any tickets we need to add from our priority projects from our roadmap are included in the 6.6 milestone
    • @joemcgill #59442 is the main one that I’m unsure of, given that it has no owner and is marked early
      • @thekt12 and @spacedmonkey did some work on this, but it still needs some iteration and someone to own finishing it up.
      • @pbearne if no one else is free I can take it on
      • @thekt12 This is more of switching to old commit and adding unit testunit test Code written to test a small piece of code or functionality within a larger application. Everything from themes to WordPress core have a series of unit tests. Also see regression. for it. Should be an easy fix.

Performance Lab Plugin (and other Performance Plugins)

    Active Priority Projects

    Improve template loading

    INP research opportunities

    • @adamsilverstein nothing new from me this week, I’m still working on next steps from the research document I shared last week

    Open Floor

    • @flixos90 On and off over the past year, I’ve been working on a WordPress and performance field research Colab which I’d like to share. This Colab provides a technical introduction and a lot of examples to reference for querying HTTPHTTP HTTP is an acronym for Hyper Text Transfer Protocol. HTTP is the underlying protocol used by the World Wide Web and this protocol defines how messages are formatted and transmitted, and what actions Web servers and browsers should take in response to various commands. Archive and CrUX to get WordPress field data, e.g. for things like adoption, performance impact, CWV, …
      • The Colab is effectively already public, and I “silently” added a new short article to the Make Performance Handbook that for now includes it. I’ve also drafted a Make Core post, which I’d like to publish later this week for more visibility, as this can be relevant for any coreCore Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress. developer.
      • Any feedback on the Colab as well as the new Handbook article and post draft would be much appreciated! Especially the post draft, as that will get more visibility via the Make Core subscribers.
      • If you’re interested in field performance research, you may want to review / work through the Colab in more depth. I’m intending for it to be a “living resource”, so it’ll be updated and expanded in the future. Thank you in advance!
    • @benoitfouc Performant Translationtranslation The process (or result) of changing text, words, and display formatting to support another language. Also see localization, internationalization. feature (I18Ni18n Internationalization, or the act of writing and preparing code to be fully translatable into other languages. Also see localization. Often written with a lowercase i so it is not confused with a lowercase L or the numeral 1. Often an acquired skill.) will avaible for all users with WP 5.6 soon. This feature increase a lot the average performance of all my french websites, thank you so much for working on it. Today WPML was release an update in order to be compatible with Performant Translation

    Our next chat will be held on Tuesday, April 9, 2024 at 15:00 UTC in the #core-performance channel in Slack.

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