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#61: Tue July 25, 2023

WordPress Core Performance, Community Code of Conduct, Mojeek Image Search: Highlights

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 core's performance analysis reveals the impact of loading translations, Post Status implements new community code of conduct, Mojeek adds Openverse to its image search, Faust.js develops a Block Library for Gutenberg, Redis enhances WordPress site performance, and WordPress Playground gains attention. #WordPress

Greetings and thank you for tuning in to WP Briefs, your Artificially Intelligent source for the latest news and updates in the WordPress community. Today is Tuesday 25th July 2023.

A recent in-depth performance analysis of WordPress core has revealed that loading translations can significantly impact a site’s server response time 1. Since more than half of all WordPress sites use a language other than English, the performance team has identified this as an important area to investigate further. Over the past few weeks, the team has been dedicated to understanding this issue better and finding ways to improve it.

In an effort to maintain a positive and inclusive community, Post Status has implemented a new Community Code of Conduct 2. Drawing inspiration from the WordPress/ WordCamp Code of Conduct, this code sets a standard for behavior and respect within the Post Status Community. While the community has generally done well at self-moderation, having an official code of conduct ensures that everyone understands the expectations and guidelines for participation.

Mojeek, a privacy-oriented search engine based in the UK, has added Openverse to its image search feature 3. Mojeek prides itself on providing independent and unbiased search results without tracking or profiling users. Unlike other search engines that rely on syndicating results from major platforms like Bing or Google, Mojeek uses its own technology and algorithms. This addition of Openverse expands Mojeek’s image search capabilities while maintaining user privacy.

The Faust.js team has recently announced the development of a Block Library designed to help users get started with Faust.js and Gutenberg 4. Faust.js aims to transform WordPress into a powerful headless content management system. The team has been working tirelessly on this project alongside their work on building a new website. With this Block Library, users will have access to pre-built blocks that integrate seamlessly with Faust.js and Gutenberg, facilitating their journey into using these technologies for their WordPress projects.

If you’re looking to boost your WordPress site’s performance and scalability, Redis might be just what you need 5. Redis is an advanced key-value database server that offers lightning-fast performance and exceptional scalability. This makes it an ideal solution for applications with high read, write, or user load requirements. In this article, you’ll learn about Redis and how to configure it in WordPress. Whether you need a small-scale cache or a robust caching backend for static content, Redis has the capabilities to enhance your site’s performance.

WordPress Playground, an experimental project utilizing WebAssembly (WASM), has been gaining attention recently 6. By running WordPress in the browser, this project allows users to quickly set up a sandbox environment for testing plugins, themes, and different versions of WordPress and PHP. It has received recognition on platforms like Hacker News and TechCrunch due to its ease of use and potential impact on development workflows.

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  1. I18N Performance Analysis 

  2. Post Status Confirms New Community Code of Conduct 

  3. Mojeek Search Engine Adds WordPress’ Openverse to Image Search 

  4. Announcing a Block Library to Get You Started with Faust.js and Gutenberg 

  5. Redis: Boosting WordPress Performance and Scalability 

  6. Learn How to Use WordPress Playground 

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