The WordPress CoreCoreCore is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress. Performance Team is dedicated to monitoring, enhancing, and promoting performance in WordPress core and its surrounding ecosystem. We build and manage the Performance Lab plugin, a collection of performance-related “feature projects” for WordPress core.
Sign up for an account on Slack using your WordPress.orgWordPress.orgThe community site where WordPress code is created and shared by the users. This is where you can download the source code for WordPress core, plugins and themes as well as the central location for community conversations and organization. https://wordpress.org/ user account and join the #core-performance channel. This is where we hold all of our regular meetings and chats. Feel free to say hello!
In addition, we hold an APAC-friendly chat specifically focused on images on Wednesdays and the current meeting time is always up-to-date on the Meetings calendar. These chats are held in the #core-media channel.
We release a new version of the Performance Lab plugin on the third Monday of every month. To coincide with the release, we hold a release party on the third Monday of every month, typically at 15:00 UTC. During the release party, we walk through the release steps and ask community members to conduct tests before we announce the release to the general public.
The Performance Lab plugin is where we release performance-related features for testing and review in advance of ultimately merging them into WordPress coreCoreCore is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress.. All code for the pluginPluginA 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 WordPress.org Plugin Directory https://wordpress.org/plugins/ or can be cost-based plugin from a third-party is available in the Performance Lab GitHub repository.
In addition to shipping code and conducting code reviews, we also can always use help with non-code-related tasks, including:
Contributing to conversations on Performance Lab GitHubGitHubGitHub 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. https://github.com/ issues
As of September 2022, an administrator of the Performance Team must grant the Core Performance Contributor badge manually. If you have contributed to the Team’s work in any way noted above, you’re eligible to receive a badge! To request a badge, request to join the Performance Contributor group here.