On January 16th, 2024 a few community members from various contributor teams joined a hallway hangout to check out […]
This post summarizes and highlights the impact that WordPress has had on Core Web Vitals (CWV) in the field in 2023, providing a metric-based retrospective at the end of the[…]
As discussed in our last meeting, we’d like to hear your thoughts on what should or shouldn’t be allowed when developing settings pages or onboarding processes in WordPress themes.
Curious about what’s on the development roadmap for WordPress in 2024? Find out what features to expect and what they mean for the platform.
With the release of WordPress 3.2 in 2011, the minimum version of MySQL required to run the software was updated from 4.1.2 to 5.0. While the recommended version of MySQL[…]
WordPress 6.5 is set to be released on March 26th, 2024. This release brings greater design control and optionality, more robust block capabilities with new APIs, access to current block[…]
WordPress 6.4 is the third major release of the year that delivers a better user experience to site visitors by improving performance of the core software. This version improves server[…]
WordPress’ Performance team is proposing merging Performant Translations into core in time for the upcoming WordPress 6.5 release. After an in-depth performance analysis earlier this year rev…
Delivering on an highly-requested feature, Gutenberg contributors have made it possible to rename almost any block in the List View. Version 16.9 was released this week with the new feature,[…]
In an effort to keep the WordPress community up to date, this post provides an update on the PHP compatibility of the upcoming WordPress 6.4 release scheduled for November 7,[…]
With WordPress 6.4, revisions are now supported for post meta on an opt-in basis. This will lay the groundwork for future improvements to Gutenberg.
WordPress 6.4 introduces a number of new functions related to options, with a particular focus on autoloaded options. This dev note explains those changes.
WordPress 6.4 comes with several enhancements to the wp_get_loading_optimization_attributes() function which was introduced in 6.3 as a central place to manage loading optimization attributes, spec…
WordPress 6.4 includes several improvements to template loading. These include caching of block patterns to reduce file system overhead, removal of unnecessary file existence checks in theme functi…