As a followup to my note in August on this topic, here’s what Tom Greenwood had to say about WebP’s value to sustainability in WordPress: I think as most browsers support WebP now, there is a real benefit to serving this format as it saves a lot on data transfer and improves performance. The downside…
InstaWP is about a year old now — let’s take a tour of it and catch up with Vikas Singhal to see how he hopes it will evolve. Currently, it’s a testing, demonstration, training, and marketing tool for WordPress product owners and agencies. Next, Vikas aims for InstaWP to support a marketplace for developers and agencies launching WordPress sites. Finally, he envisions it becoming a platform of platforms — WordPress-as-a-Service for people building their own WPaaS
The 6.1 Beta 1 release was briefly delayed a day but is now available. You can get familiar with what’s coming in 6.1 with the release by helping test the new features. Please give some consideration to Hugh Lashbrooke’s proposal for faster course development on the Training Team with video-based courses.
If your host doesn’t already support WebP by default, you can get it with the Performance Lab plugin, thanks to the WordPress Performance Team.
WordPress 6.1 walkthrough replay • Matt: WebP no go • Matt: Core needs to be more editorial • Survey: How do you learn WordPress?
Dan and Eric discuss their top picks for WordPress news stories of the week and the topic of professionalism. What is it — what does it mean for us in the WordPress community, and how does it relate to a healthy open source project and business ecosystem?
This is a good call, I think, but I can’t recall a story like at it at The Tavern where core contributors’ corporate sponsors/employers got named so much.
I’m looking forward to lots of good things coming in the future on the new WordPress core Performance Team blog, and I’m glad SVG and WebP are finally going to be usable in WordPress by default. (This is already the case in some hosting environments.) But the forced on-by-default generation of WebP images when you…
WebP is pretty green! In most cases, it will really save on bandwidth, but when it’s using lossless compression, it’s often not the most efficient in terms of power consumption. Here are some interesting tests Olivier Philippot of Greenspector ran in 2017 to determine the relative efficiency of different image and compression formats. And here’s…
Getting Ready for PHP 8.2, Rebooting Feature Notifications, Additional Custom Template Options, and Renaming Full Site Editing.
A new approach to creating the next default theme has been proposed. • Cache Audit and Site Health Checks • Full-Site Editing Program Calls for Testing Category Customization • Parsell Scholarship recipients announced.
What are your thoughts about WordPress certification? Join the call for testing FSE Category Customization.
David and Olivia Bisset sat down for a chat with Matt Mullenweg about open source, Tumblr, and how Matt deals with negativity. Matt has three roles today: CEO of Tumblr, CEO of Automattic, and project lead for the next release of WordPress. He shares what went wrong with post formats and what he would love to acquire next if he could. The answer may (or may not) surprise you! Recorded shortly before WordCamp Europe 2022.
Do you want to see the REST API improved? Get the latest on improving DevHub (Developer Docs), image formats, and access to open-source Figma files.
Get the scoop on planning for the WordPress 6.1 release, and help test its proposed plugin Rollback feature. There are also many calls for feedback from the Performance team and Five for the Future.
Each week we are highlighting the news from WordPress.org that you don’t want to miss. If you or your company create products or services that use WordPress, we’ve got the news you need to know. Be sure to share this resource with your product and project managers. Are you interested in giving back and contributing…
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