Performance Chat Summary: 2 July 2024

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


  • Welcome to our new members of #core-performance
  • WordPress 6.6 RCrelease candidate One of the final stages in the version release cycle, this version signals the potential to be a final release to the public. Also see alpha (beta). 2 happening today

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)
    • Future release
  • 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)
    • Auto-Sizes for Lazy-Loaded Images
    • Embed Optimizer
    • Image Prioritizer
    • Image Placeholders
    • Modern Image Formats
    • Optimization Detective
    • Performant Translations
    • Speculative Loading
  • Active priority projects

WordPress Performance Trac Tickets

  • @spacedmonkey flagging this Slack thread This cache is using networknetwork (versus site, blog) wide cache, when the cache should be site wide. @joemcgill was working on this
  • @adamsilverstein will be running some performance metrics against RC2 when it is out (I missed testing RC1 because I was away)

Performance Lab Plugin (and other Performance Plugins)

Active Priority Projects

Improving the calculation of image size attributes

Improved template loading

  • @thekt12 I was addressing feedback from Joe and also implementing 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 ( had some issues with unit test, will connect with Joe to help here)

Open Floor

  • @adamsilverstein wanted to call attention to this post – from @javiercasares and the hosting team about how hosts can enable AVIF / modern image support for their customers – and why they should consider doing it!
    • Only something like 30% of sites are on hosts that currently support AVIF so this is great to see
  • @pbearne We have a question on autoload and the setting 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.. “Is there a way to set an option to not autoload if I am using Settings API?” I created a ticketticket Created for both bug reports and feature development on the bug tracker. for this #61522 – Is this something we should look at?
  • @pbearne And a second opinion on adding a 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. option load to wp-adminadmin (and super admin) Is this the right action? Should we have one for Front-end?

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

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