Cloudflare has introduced a new ‘privacy-focused' DNS service called 220.127.116.11 that is also supposed to speed up web browsing. Check out this post that compares the performance of DNS Resolvers, including CloudFlare, Google, Quad9, and OpenDNS. CloudFlare came in first at 72% of all the locations tested, with an average of 4.98 ms worldwide.
Joshua Strebel explains PHP workers and what they mean for WordPress hosting. He also shares some test results and what to take away from them. For example, “You want to tune the number of PHP workers to consistently use 80-100% of your available CPU capacity.” There are some good tips on general performance issues in…
WordPress 5.1 “Betty” was released yesterday with many new features and enhancements. First and foremost are WordPress’s first Site Health features, significant performance improvements (especially in the editor), and numerous developer features. Developers, make sure you check out the field guide. 📕 This release had contributions from 561 different people, and Jon Desrosiers points out that 231…
Chris Lema talks about the latest WordPress acquisition: LearnDash is joining Liquid Web. Will it become the leading LMS turnkey solution?
Nazar Lialka over at premmerce.com reviews the results of performance tests for a demo WooCommerce store on their service that has over 500,000 products and 100 categories.
Gutenberg 7.3 has rolled with lots of bugfixes, enhancements, and performance gains. The most notable new features are the text and background color selectors. 🎨
Lots of WordPress core, Gutenberg, and WordCamp news this week. Are off-forum .org support requests OK? Matt: Tumblr will be open sourced. What’s the WP Way?