Performance, Performance & Big Things #079

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This was a big week. Lots of interesting things happening with WordPress 6.3 beta and discovering its features. But also with publishing another super interesting podcast, appearing on ​TWIW​, and sharing a big decision.

Let’s jump into episode 79, hope you enjoy it!

🗞️ Inside WordPress News

Here’s what I saw happening this past week:

WordPress Playground is one of the most exciting new things to have been launched this year. The potential here is staggering.

  • I don’t usually share information about WordPress release updates, but I urge you to check out ​WordPress 6.3 beta 3​. In it, you’ll find a revamped Site Editor with lots of improvements such as proper navigation management and such.

Aaand… it’s dropping support for PHP 5 🎉🥳

​H/t Mark Howells-Mead​.

  • The 9th episode of the ​Within WordPress​ Podcast was published and it features the illustrious multi-talented Mario Peshev. I could tell you all about what he and I talked about, but it’s easier if you just ​check out the description here​. And prepare to be in soaking-up-a-lot-of-great-information mode. 🤯.

🚀 Performance

My favorite performance optimizing tools in WordPress:

🔆 Inside WordPress Highlight

If you’re following me on Twitter, or perhaps seen me appear on the recent This Week in WordPress podcast, you’ll know I like WordPress only to do what it should do. With that in mind, I’d like to highlight a wonderful WordPress plugin that you totally would want to have inside your WordPress site. And that’s ​ClickWhale​.

It’s a Linktree replacement, you know, one of those Link In Bio (LIB) solutions. Right inside your WordPress site. It allows you to track clicks, see statistics, etc as well. ​Full control over what your link in bio looks like​ without the incredible constrained environment from hosted solutions. A clean, “own your data” type of solution. I like it. They have a free and a pro version.

I like these solutions inside WordPress. This makes total sense. Definitely ​check them out if your LIB game could use improvement​!

Some of my favorite WordPress tools:

💡 Interesting Finds

  • I’ve been using Cloudflare’s Malware DNS settings for almost three years now, but it occured to me this week that most folks have no idea these exist. You may know of, but did you know there’s also (No Malware) and (No Malware or Adult Content)? ​Learn all about it here​.
  • Did you know Gutenberg’s CSS is powered by ​Automatic CSS​. Notice the singular t 😉.

📖 What I am reading

Been ordering a couple of books I saw in ​a list shared by Indiehacker and fellow Dutchman Danny Postma​. Some real nuggets in that list.

🎁 Bonus

Today’s bonus is a very selfish one. It’s a WP and Performance related project ​Barry Kooij​ and I have been working on for a while now. We’re nowhere near version 1.0, but I would love for you to see what we’re cooking up with ScanFully.

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

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