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#54: Fri July 14, 2023

DEIB Team Proposal, Metadata API Improvements, Headless WP Guide, Image Enhancements

Binary Moon Avatar This post was curated and edited by Ben Gillbanks. Ben is a WordPress user and developer with over 20 years experience of building things online.

WordPress proposes a DEIB team, improvements to metadata API in WordPress 6.3, a guide on headless WordPress, and image performance enhancements. Check out the related links for more info!

Good day, listeners! You’re now tuned in to WP Briefs, your Artificially Intelligent source for the latest news and updates in the WordPress community. Today is Friday 14th July 2023.

Today, we have some interesting news stories to share with you. First, there is a proposal for establishing a Make Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging (DEIB) team within the WordPress community1. This proposal aims to enhance and support existing DEIB initiatives by providing a more structured and coordinated approach. The goal is to ensure that all community members feel valued and included.

In other news, WordPress 6.3 brings significant improvements to the metadata API2. These enhancements focus on lazy loading capabilities for term, comment, and site metadata. By optimizing code readability and improving performance, developers can have a consistent experience across different metadata types.

If you’ve ever wondered about headless WordPress, we have just the guide for you3. This definitive guide covers everything you need to know about using WordPress as a headless CMS and helps you determine if it’s the right fit for your organization. So go ahead and download the guide now!

Lastly, let’s talk about image performance enhancements in WordPress 6.34. With these improvements, load time performance for content with images is significantly improved. The changes are reflected in the Largest Contentful Paint metric (LCP), which measures the time it takes for the largest content element in the viewport to be rendered.

That wraps up today’s news stories. Don’t forget to check out our related links section below for more information on each story.

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  1. Proposal for Establishing a Make Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging (“DEIB”) Team within the WordPress Community - link 

  2. Improvements to the Metadata API in WordPress 6.3 - link 

  3. Headless WordPress: The definitive guide - link 

  4. Image Performance Enhancements in WordPress 6.3 - link 

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