Tickets and contributions
The Performance Team 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 fortnightly Bug Scrub on Wednesdays; check https://make.wordpress.org/meetings/ for current time.
The Performance Team is focusing on upcoming tickets for WordPress 6.5, including the Performant Translations work #59656, and support for the AVIF image format #51228. The team have created several dev notes for the Performance work included in WordPress 6.5:
- I18N Improvements in 6.5 (Performant Translations)
- WordPress 6.5 adds AVIF support
- Performance improvements for registering Block Type Variations with callbacks
Interactivity 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.
Server Response Improvements
In addition to the performance improvements to the I18n system and for registering 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. Type Variations—both of which target server response times—the team also worked on:
- Improving Block Pattern registration performance (#59532)
- Improving the performance of the new 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 WordPress.org Plugin Directory https://wordpress.org/plugins/ or can be cost-based plugin from a third-party Dependencies feature (#60518)
The Performance Team has continued work on the Plugin Checker, collaborating closely with the Plugin Review team and are pleased to announce the release of version 1.0.0, which alongside a new technical foundation brings several enhancements, such as WP-CLIWP-CLI WP-CLI is the Command Line Interface for WordPress, used to do administrative and development tasks in a programmatic way. The project page is http://wp-cli.org/ https://make.wordpress.org/cli/ support.
Team headlines and updates
The team has been working closely on profiling WordPress 6.5 throughout 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. this month and look forward to sharing the results once the release is out.
Performance Lab Plugin
Performance Lab plugin updates are released monthly on the third Monday of the month.
February’s release 2.9.0 included several enhancements for working towards creating standalone plugins. It now recommends the new plugins “Auto Sizes for Lazy-loaded Images” and “Speculation Rules” (958), and it comes with an enhanced generator tag that includes the standalone plugin slugs (949). A Server-Timing headerHeader The header of your site is typically the first thing people will experience. The masthead or header art located across the top of your page is part of the look and feel of your website. It can influence a visitor’s opinion about your content and you/ your organization’s brand. It may also look different on different screen sizes. bug has been fixed (957). The team are working towards the major 3.0.0 milestone which will introduce separate plugins, where the user will be asked to install/activate the standalone plugins instead of the previously used PL modules.