WCEU Retrospect & The WP World – #078

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Today’s edition of Inside WordPress is a light one. This has been a rough week for me due to getting a heatstroke and ​being sunburned​. So, you’ll have to excuse me for just handing you a short newsletter.

Still hope you enjoy it, though!

🗞️ Inside WordPress News

Here’s what I saw happening this past week:

  • I’d like to share ​a great article by Caspar Hubinger​ with you. In it, he’s connecting the economic dots between accessibility, progressive enhancement, ethics, diversity, data privacy, and website performance.

He shared it as ​a response​ to Anne Mieke’s tweet.

  • ​I asked on Twitter​ what everyone’s favorite performance tip was for WordPress (other than move to X host). The responses were quite interesting, some very trivial, but some really good ones as well.

I particularly liked Vanessa’s answer which prompted Mike Jaquith to respond to a topic not understood by most. ​Autoloading and wp_options​.

  • WordCamp Germany is finally a thing. They’ve opened up their ​call for Speakers​. I’m considering applying. Will I see you there?

🚀 Performance

  • Over on Web.dev they published an article about how large DOM sizes affect interactivity, and almost more importantly, ​what you can do about it​.
  • Cool tool alert: ​Asitop​ is a performance monitoring tool for Apple Silicon.

My favorite performance optimizing tools in WordPress:

🔆 Inside WordPress Highlight

  • ​The WP World​ is a project by ​Marcus Burnette​ and shows WordPress folks on a map with lots of extra cool bits of information. He’s almost got a 1000 WordPressers on there, so maybe you should check it out, and add yourself?

He’s been adding cool features constantly, like .org badges on profiles, all 2023 WordCamps added, and self-tagging WordCamp attendance to name but a few.

Some of my favorite WordPress tools:

💡 Interesting Finds

  • I may have mentioned this before, but in my search for a perfect screenrecording tool, I ended up with ​Screen.studio​. Apparently it’s all the rage, but you’ve seen the videos where the zooming happens so naturally and smooth. So, I went with what the cool kids use as well.

Does this make me cool as well? How does this work?

📖 What I am reading

  • Marc Andreessen shared a very interesting ​twitter thread​. In it, he explains how, instead of thinking AI will destroy the world, you should actually see AI saving the world. Quite the interesting thought. Especially if you’ve only seen the bad side of AI up until now.

🎁 Bonus

No bonus from me this week. Sorry.

But I am curious for what you’d like to share as a bonus. Is there something you think I should mention here?

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

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