Performance Chat Agenda: November 9, 2021

Here is the agenda for this week’s performance team meeting to occur on November 9 2021, at 15:00 UTC

Agenda

  • Defining the logistics for each group (tracking, POCs etc.)
  • Focus group projects and prioritization
  • Next steps for the team and the focus groups
  • Open Floor

Defining the logistics for each group (tracking, POCs etc.)

In order for the focus groups to function properly, we need to define how they will operate. Some ideas have already been put forward and will be shared at the meeting. Please feel free to come and share yours as well.

Focus group projects and prioritization

For each of the focus groups, there are several projects on the table. It is therefore necessary to think about the roadmaps and prioritize the projects on which efforts will be concentrated.

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Performance team meeting summary – November, 2 2021

@justinahinon led the meeting. You can also read the Slack logs.

Performance team resources/reading materials

If this is the first time you are hearing about the WordPress performance team, here are some links to get you started:

Defining focus areas and working groups

Since the initial post on the proposal to create the team, there have been additional ideas on what it should work on. We need a bit of prioritization. Of course all performance work is important, and all contributions are welcome, as always.

To have a guideline for the next steps, the attendees decided to choose in the spreadsheet mentioned above from the aspects that have the highest number of interested contributors. These topics will be organized in working groups, that will be discussed during the weekly meetings.

Here are the working groups:

  • Images: Serving images in good quality but as small as possible
  • 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. https://www.javascript.com/.: Optimizing JavaScript orchestration
  • Site Health: Providing the user with data to understand performance
  • Measurement: Compiling data and analysis, and reporting on performance

To make sure we are making steady progress, we asked for at least one volunteer per working group to commit to attending weekly meetings to give updates on what is being done, and possibly how other contributors could help. Here’s the thread on Slack where you can express your interest in doing so.

Next steps for this team

The next steps for the team and the working groups are the following:

  1. Define the logistics for each group (tracking, POCs etc.)
  2. Kickoff meeting for each 4 area

If you are interested in exploring or helping with one of these, please feel free to add their .org username in the Focus Area speadsheet.

Open Floor

Several ideas were brought up during the meeting, about the organization of the team, potential tools or ideas for exploration. Here are some of them:

About tooling/documentation/information about performance and monitoring

About some work that is already being done for performance

@audrasjb is doing some work for the Site Health focus. Audras is working on a feature plugin on Benchmarks in Site Health, number of CSSCSS Cascading Style Sheets./JSJS JavaScript, a web scripting language typically executed in the browser. Often used for advanced user interfaces and behaviors. assets loaded.

Thanks @francina and @tweetythierry for the peer review

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WordPress Performance Team kick off

Two weeks ago, Google and Yoast WordPress contributors posted a proposal to create a Performance team responsible for coordinating efforts to increase the performance (speed) of WordPress. The proposal was very well received overall, and many other contributors showed interest in joining the effort (thanks everyone).

This post aims at announcing the next steps.

Initial contributors coordination

As authors of the initial proposal, long time WordPress contributors, @tweetythierry, @flixos90, @aristath, @justinahinon, @adamsilverstein (in no particular order) are committed to:

  • lead the working groups formation
  • coordinate the initial administrative tasks (slackSlack Slack is a Collaborative Group Chat Platform https://slack.com/. The WordPress community has its own Slack Channel at https://make.wordpress.org/chat/. channel, weekly meetings, schedule working groups representative nominations, etc.)
  • create a mission statement for the team
  • coordinate the areas to tackle
  • outline the scope and the roadmap

If you have interest in contributing to any of the above, please join the kickoff meeting, if you can, or use the comments of this post to do so.

Everybody is welcome to join working groups and contribute to performance enhancements without specific nomination 🙂

Kickoff meeting

Given the large interest from many contributors, it sounds like getting together is the first step.

By looking at the CoreCore Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress. Meetings calendar, Tuesdays at 3PM UTC seem good candidates. @justinahinon has offered to run chats ad interim, the kick-off meeting will happen on Tuesday, November 2nd 2021 at 3PM UTC in the #performance Slack channel.

Agenda

  • Welcome
  • Contributor interest open floor
  • Defining areas of focus

Defining focus areas and working groups

As we have seen from the initial post comments, there are no shortage of areas in need of performance enhancements in WordPress (which is a good problem to have in a way). With that in mind, we will initially aim to keep the scope limited by defining the most impactful area of focus and create working groups if need be. Defined focus areas will be the main points of discussion during weekly chats.

An agenda item for the first meetings will be to define the initial focus areas for the team. Every contributor will be asked to self-assign themselves to one or two areas, to indicate what they would like to work on. The performance projects are assembled in a spreadsheet which can already be reviewed ahead of the kickoff meeting.

This is not exclusive of any performance contributions.

Props

Thanks to the following for their involvement in authoring, proofreading and providing feedback on this post.

@francina, @flixos90, @aristath, @tweetythierry, @justinahinon (in no particular order)

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Editor Chat Agenda: 27 October 2021

Facilitator and notetaker: @andraganescu

This is the agenda for the weekly editor chat scheduled for Wednesday, October 27 2021, 04:00 PM GMT+1.

This meeting is held in the #core-editor channel in the Making WordPress SlackSlack Slack is a Collaborative Group Chat Platform https://slack.com/. The WordPress community has its own Slack Channel at https://make.wordpress.org/chat/..

  • 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. https://wordpress.org/gutenberg/ 11.8 will be released Wednesday.
  • WordPress 5.9 “Go, no go” date and priorities.
  • WordPress 5.9 Feature Go/No-Go | October 14, 2021
  • Whats next in Gutenberg: Mid-September 2021.
  • Updates based on updated scope for site editing projects:
    • Navigation 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. & Navigation Editor.
    • Template editor.
    • Patterns.
    • Styling.
    • Mobile Team.
  • Task Coordination.
  • Open Floor.

If you are not able to attend the meeting, you are encouraged to share anything relevant for the discussion:

  • If you have an update for the main site editing projects, please feel free to share as a comment or come prepared for the meeting itself.
  • If you have anything to share for the Task Coordination section, please leave it as a comment on this post.
  • If you have anything to propose for the agenda or other specific items related to those listed above, please leave a comment below.

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Editor Chat Agenda: 20 October 2021

Facilitator and notetaker: @paaljoachim

(Let me know if you would like to become a part of the CoreCore Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress. Editor meeting facilitators and notetakers team.)

This is the agenda for the weekly editor chat scheduled for Wednesday, October 20 2021, 04:00 PM GMT+1.

This meeting is held in the #core-editor channel in the Making WordPress SlackSlack Slack is a Collaborative Group Chat Platform https://slack.com/. The WordPress community has its own Slack Channel at https://make.wordpress.org/chat/..

If you are not able to attend the meeting, you are encouraged to share anything relevant for the discussion:

  • If you have an update for the main site editing projects, please feel free to share as a comment or come prepared for the meeting itself.
  • If you have anything to share for the Task Coordination section, please leave it as a comment on this post.
  • If you have anything to propose for the agenda or other specific items related to those listed above, please leave a comment below.

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Editor Chat Agenda: 13 Oct 2021

Facilitator and notetaker: @annezazu

This is the agenda for the weekly editor chat scheduled for 2021-10-13 14:00 UTC.

This meeting is held in the #core-editor channel in the Making WordPress SlackSlack Slack is a Collaborative Group Chat Platform https://slack.com/. The WordPress community has its own Slack Channel at https://make.wordpress.org/chat/..

  • What’s new in 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. https://wordpress.org/gutenberg/ (11.7). This release is planned for the day of the meeting.
  • WordPress 5.9 “Go, no go” date and priorities. This will be more of a heads up as the meeting now happens on October 14th rather than the 12th.
  • Whats next in Gutenberg: Mid-September 2021.
  • Updates based on updated scope for site editing projects:
    • Navigation 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. & Navigation Editor.
    • Template editor.
    • Patterns.
    • Styling.
    • Mobile Team.
  • Task Coordination.
  • Open Floor.

If you are not able to attend the meeting, you are encouraged to share anything relevant for the discussion:

  • If you have an update for the main site editing projects, please feel free to share as a comment or come prepared for the meeting itself.
  • If you have anything to share for the Task Coordination section, please leave it as a comment on this post.
  • If you have anything to propose for the agenda or other specific items related to those listed above, please leave a comment below.

#agenda, #core-editor, #core-editor-agenda, #meeting

Editor Chat Agenda: 6 October 2021

Facilitator and notetaker: @paaljoachim

This is the agenda for the weekly editor chat scheduled for Wednesday, October 6 2021, 04:00 PM GMT+1.

This meeting is held in the #core-editor channel in the Making WordPress SlackSlack Slack is a Collaborative Group Chat Platform https://slack.com/. The WordPress community has its own Slack Channel at https://make.wordpress.org/chat/..

  • 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. https://wordpress.org/gutenberg/ 11.7 RC will be released Wednesday.
  • What’s new in Gutenberg 11.6
  • WordPress 5.9 “Go, no go” date and priorities.
  • Whats next in Gutenberg: Mid-September 2021.
  • Updates based on updated scope for site editing projects:
    • Navigation 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. & Navigation Editor.
    • Template editor.
    • Patterns.
    • Styling.
    • Mobile Team.
  • Task Coordination.
  • Open Floor.

If you are not able to attend the meeting, you are encouraged to share anything relevant for the discussion:

  • If you have an update for the main site editing projects, please feel free to share as a comment or come prepared for the meeting itself.
  • If you have anything to share for the Task Coordination section, please leave it as a comment on this post.
  • If you have anything to propose for the agenda or other specific items related to those listed above, please leave a comment below.

#agenda, #core-editor, #core-editor-agenda, #meeting

Editor Chat Agenda: 29 September 2021

Facilitator and notetaker: @get_dave.

This is the agenda for the weekly editor chat scheduled for Wednesday, September 29, 2021, 03:00 PM GMT+1.

This meeting is held in the #core-editor channel in the Making WordPress SlackSlack Slack is a Collaborative Group Chat Platform https://slack.com/. The WordPress community has its own Slack Channel at https://make.wordpress.org/chat/..

  • 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. https://wordpress.org/gutenberg/ 11.6.0 (RC available).
  • WordPress 5.9 “Go, no go” date and priorities.
  • Updates based on updated scope for site editing projects:
    • Template editor.
    • Patterns.
    • Styling.
    • Navigation 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. & Navigation Editor.
    • Block based WidgetWidget A WordPress Widget is a small block that performs a specific function. You can add these widgets in sidebars also known as widget-ready areas on your web page. WordPress widgets were originally created to provide a simple and easy-to-use way of giving design and structure control of the WordPress theme to the user. Editor.
    • Mobile Team.
  • Task Coordination.
  • Open Floor.

If you are not able to attend the meeting, you are encouraged to share anything relevant for the discussion:

  • If you have anything to share for the Task Coordination section, please leave it as a comment on this post.
  • If you have anything to propose for the agenda or other specific items related to those listed above, please leave a comment below.

#agenda, #core-editor, #core-editor-agenda, #meeting

Editor Chat Agenda: 22 September 2021

Facilitator and notetaker: @jorgefilipecosta

This is the agenda for the weekly editor chat scheduled for Wednesday, September 22 2021, 04:00 PM GMT+1.

This meeting is held in the #core-editor channel in the Making WordPress SlackSlack Slack is a Collaborative Group Chat Platform https://slack.com/. The WordPress community has its own Slack Channel at https://make.wordpress.org/chat/..

  • 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. https://wordpress.org/gutenberg/ 11.6 RC will be released Wednesday.
  • Whats next in Gutenberg: Mid-September 2021.
  • WordPress 5.9 Preliminary Roadmap.
  • Updates based on updated scope for site editing projects:
    • Navigation 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. & Navigation Editor.
    • Template editor.
    • Patterns.
    • Styling.
    • Mobile Team.
  • Task Coordination.
  • Open Floor.

If you are not able to attend the meeting, you are encouraged to share anything relevant for the discussion:

  • If you have an update for the main site editing projects, please feel free to share as a comment or come prepared for the meeting itself.
  • If you have anything to share for the Task Coordination section, please leave it as a comment on this post.
  • If you have anything to propose for the agenda or other specific items related to those listed above, please leave a comment below.

#agenda, #core-editor, #core-editor-agenda, #meeting

Editor Chat Agenda: 8 September 2021

Facilitator and notetaker: @andraganescu

This is the agenda for the weekly editor chat scheduled for Wednesday, September 8 2021, 04:00 PM GMT+1.

This meeting is held in the #core-editor channel in the Making WordPress SlackSlack Slack is a Collaborative Group Chat Platform https://slack.com/. The WordPress community has its own Slack Channel at https://make.wordpress.org/chat/..

  • What’s new in Gutenberg (11.4).
  • 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. https://wordpress.org/gutenberg/ 11.5 RC will be released Wednesday.
  • Whats next in Gutenberg: July and August. (September version has not been posted yet.)
  • Updates based on updated scope for site editing projects and WP 5.8:
    • Navigation 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. & Navigation Editor.
    • Template editor.
    • Patterns.
    • Styling.
    • Mobile Team.
  • Task Coordination.
  • Open Floor.

If you are not able to attend the meeting, you are encouraged to share anything relevant for the discussion:

  • If you have an update for the main site editing projects, please feel free to share as a comment or come prepared for the meeting itself.
  • If you have anything to share for the Task Coordination section, please leave it as a comment on this post.
  • If you have anything to propose for the agenda or other specific items related to those listed above, please leave a comment below.

#agenda, #core-editor, #core-editor-agenda, #meeting