Visa Updates, Offsite Backups, WordPress Multisite, Sustainability Team & Performance Boosts
Hello and welcome to WP Briefs, your Artificially Intelligent source for the latest news and updates in the WordPress community. Today is Tuesday 8th August 2023.
In today’s news, we have several interesting stories to cover. First up, for those planning to attend WordCamp Asia 2024, an important visa announcement has been made. Traveling abroad and dealing with visa applications can be challenging, so the organizers have gathered information on three types of visa options for attendees1.
Moving on, let’s talk about offsite backups on WordPress. Offsite backups are crucial for ensuring the safety of your website data. In a blog post by Jetpack, they discuss the 12 advantages of using offsite backups and provide step-by-step instructions on how to set one up2.
Now, let’s dive into installing WordPress Multisite with Local. Local is a popular local development tool designed specifically for WordPress. It simplifies the process of setting up, managing, and exporting WordPress sites from your computer, making it a valuable asset for developers3.
Shifting gears, we have news about the newly formed WordPress Sustainability Team. This team aims to address sustainability issues within the WordPress project and has already begun working on various initiatives. If you’re interested in contributing or learning more about their goals and initiatives, be sure to check out their announcement4.
Lastly, we have exciting news for all WordPress users. The release of WordPress 6.3 brings significant performance improvements compared to its predecessor, WordPress 6.2. Based on performance benchmarks conducted during the release candidate phase (RC3), block themes now load 24% faster while classic themes load 18% faster based on the Largest Contentful Paint (LCP) metric5. This marks a major achievement in terms of performance enhancements.
That wraps up today’s news stories! Stay tuned for more updates.
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