Icon Block 1.4.0 Adds Height Control, Improves Color Handling to Better Support Global Styles

Nick Diego, developer advocate at WP Engine, has released version 1.4.0 of his Icon Block plugin. Diego launched it in October 2021, after struggling to find an efficient way to add SVG icons to the block editor. He is aiming for this small but useful plugin to become “the definitive SVG icon and graphic block.”… Continue reading Icon Block 1.4.0 Adds Height Control, Improves Color Handling to Better Support Global Styles

Are WebP and SVG Pixels Greener?

As a followup to my note in August on this topic, here’s what Tom Greenwood had to say about WebP’s value to sustainability in WordPress: I think as most browsers support WebP now, there is a real benefit to serving this format as it saves a lot on data transfer and improves performance. The downside… Continue reading Are WebP and SVG Pixels Greener?

Back Compat & Experimental APIs, Safely Handling SVG via “Insert URL”, WordPress 6.1 Bug Scrub Schedule, Database Performance Health Checks

This Week at WordPress.org (August 9, 2022) Is it safe to insert an SVG via URL? How healthy is your database? Performance Team Rep Nominations. Backwards Compatibility and Experimental Gutenberg APIs Give your feedback on this proposal to stop merging experimental APIs from Gutenberg to Core. Today, experimental APIs are merged to Core and sometimes… Continue reading Back Compat & Experimental APIs, Safely Handling SVG via “Insert URL”, WordPress 6.1 Bug Scrub Schedule, Database Performance Health Checks

Back Compat & Experimental APIs, Safely Handling SVG via “Insert URL”, WordPress 6.1 Bug Scrub Schedule, Database Performance Health Checks

This Week at WordPress.org (August 9, 2022) Is it safe to insert an SVG via URL? How healthy is your database? Performance Team Rep Nominations Backwards Compatibility and Experimental Gutenberg APIs Give your feedback on this proposal.Today, experimental APIs are merged to Core and sometimes removed later. See the WP 6.0 Experimental APIs. As the WordPress… Continue reading Back Compat & Experimental APIs, Safely Handling SVG via “Insert URL”, WordPress 6.1 Bug Scrub Schedule, Database Performance Health Checks

WordPress Performance Team Is Working on a Module for SVG Uploads

If you have ever tried to upload an SVG (Scalable Vector Graphics) file for a logo or favicon in WordPress, you may have been astonished to find that it doesn’t work. There is no core support so users rely on plugins like SVG Support (900K+ installs) or Safe SVG (600k+ installs) to upload SVG files to the… Continue reading WordPress Performance Team Is Working on a Module for SVG Uploads