A Faster WordPress with 6.3! #80

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The amount of positive feedback I got on ​last week’s Bonus​ was heart warming to see! I mean, an idea is only as good as its validation, right?

The of Inside WordPress is focused on all the goods we’ll see in WordPress 6.3. I’ve been running the beta on a couple of sites and I’m excited about what I see (and measure!).

Hope you enjoy it!

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🗞️ Inside WordPress News

Here’s what I saw happening this past week:

  • Well, first of, I published the 10th episode of my ​Within WordPress podcast​. My guest was Katie Keith of Barn2 fame, and we talked a great deal about what it’s like to own a WooCommerce plugin store and how you deal with customers, customer journeys, finding new product ideas, ​and sooo much more​.




Yours truly also had something to say there 😅. And while I’m on the path of self promotion, well sorta, I also want to mention this podcast I was on with Matt Cromwell and Katie Keith. It’s called The WP Product Talk Podcast and we talked about ​Making WordPress Products Fast and Safe​.

🚀 Performance

The Dev Notes for some of the Trac tickets I mentioned in this section last week were published this week.

My favorite performance optimizing tools in WordPress:


🔆 Inside WordPress Highlight

Well, well, well, look who decided to show up! It’s WooCommerce Blocks 10.6.0, strutting onto the scene just a few days ago. And let me tell you, it’s like a fine cheese, getting better and better with time, making the art of creating a store using blocks only as easy as a Sunday morning. Tell me, {{ subscriber.first_name | strip | default: “friend” }}, are you indeed reading this on a Sunday?!

But, oh, the surprises don’t stop there! You can now find Cart, Checkout, and Order Confirmation templates in the Site Editor. It’s like finding a secret door in your house leading to a room full of treasures! These templates are like a magic carpet ride, whisking you away to an enhanced editing experience for your checkout flow. You can now customize the entire page, including the header and footer. It’s like being given the keys to the city!

And just when you thought it couldn’t get any more exciting, there’s a new product count setting for filter blocks! It’s like finding an extra fry at the bottom of your takeout bag. You can now choose to display or hide the product count in Filter by Attributes, Filter by Stock, and Filter by Rating blocks. It’s like a game of peekaboo with your product count! So, buckle up and get ready for a wild ride with ​WooCommerce Blocks 10.6.0​!

How neat is that?

Some of my favorite WordPress tools:


💡 Interesting Finds


📖 What I am reading

I’m cheating a bit here, but it is technically reading… the subtitles. ​This is a podcast I enjoyed a lot this week​. It’s a Lex Fridman podcast with George Hotz and discusses Tiny Corp, Twitter, AI Safety, Self-Driving, GPT, AGI & God. Very enjoyable and I’m sure you’ll learn lots. I know I did.


🎁 Bonus

This one is for ​you theme.json wannabe filtering lovers​ out there.


That’s it for this week’s edition of Inside WordPress. Thanks for reading!

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