Core Performance Team Update – January 26, 2023

Performance Lab

Performance Lab plugin updates are released monthly on the third Monday of the month.

January’s release 1.9.0 included enhancements to the SQLite module, including clarifying language around multi-server environments and also removing warnings about multi-server environments. Plus enhancements to object-cache.php drop-in interoperability with other plugins.

Proposals and Discussion

Performance Team chats are held weekly on Tuesdays; check for current time.

The team has been focusing on planning and prioritization for 2023. A roadmap is currently being worked on, with priorities being proposed and discussed in this GitHub issue.

A new module proposal was shared for SQLite persistent object cache to be discussed with the community and performance team.


In addition to Performance Lab, the Performance Team also works on performance-related tickets in coreCore Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress. and holds a monthly Bug Bash on the first Wednesday of every month; check for current time.

The team continues to work on several priority tickets for 6.2, including:

With the 6.2 BetaBeta A pre-release of software that is given out to a large group of users to trial under real conditions. Beta versions have gone through alpha testing in-house and are generally fairly close in look, feel and function to the final product; however, design changes often occur as part of the process. approaching on February 7, several members of the team are supporting the release squad in benchmarking performance of new pull requests, regularly checking in on tickets in the performance focus, and helping get them across the finish line before Beta.