WordPress Performance Team Releases New Feature Plugin For Testing Improvements In Progress

WordPress Performance Team Releases New Feature Plugin For Testing Improvements In Progress

Posted by WP Tavern on March 7, 2022 at 10:17 pm
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WordPress’ performance team has released a new feature plugin called Performance Lab that includes a set of performance-related improvements for core. The team, which formed just five months ago, is led by Yoast and Google-sponsored core contributors, and has had more than 250 people join its Slack channel, with many participating regularly in weekly chats. This first release includes the following modules, which are in varying states of development: WebP Uploads: Creates WebP versions for new JPEG image uploads if supported by the serverWebP Support: Adds a WebP support check in Site Health statusPersistent Object Cache Health Check: Adds a persistent object cache check for sites with non-trivial amounts of data in Site Health statusAudit Enqueued Assets (experimental): Adds a CSS and JS resource check in Site Health status The purpose of the plugin is to make it easy for users to test improvements in progress. Each of these modules can be enabled or disabled under a new Settings > Performance menu in the admin. The WebP upload module can be tested by uploading JPEG images and then checking to see that the WebP versions are generated in the Media Library and displayed on the frontend. The other performance modules are checks that will show up on the…

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