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?

InstaWP: A Conversation and Tour with Founder Vikas Singhal — Post Status Draft 128

InstaWP is about a year old now — let’s take a tour of it and catch up with Vikas Singhal to see how he hopes it will evolve. Currently, it’s a testing, demonstration, training, and marketing tool for WordPress product owners and agencies. Next, Vikas aims for InstaWP to support a marketplace for developers and… Continue reading InstaWP: A Conversation and Tour with Founder Vikas Singhal — Post Status Draft 128

WordPress 6.1 Beta 1 • Help Test • #WPTranslationDay • Video Courses #LearnWP

This Week at WordPress.org (September 19, 2022) The 6.1 Beta 1 release was briefly delayed a day but is now available. You can get familiar with what’s coming in 6.1 with the release by helping test the new features. Please give some consideration to Hugh Lashbrooke’s proposal for faster course development on the Training Team… Continue reading WordPress 6.1 Beta 1 • Help Test • #WPTranslationDay • Video Courses #LearnWP

WebP by Default Pulled from Upcoming WordPress 6.1 Release

Last month, the plan for WordPress to generate WebP images by default for new JPEG image uploads was put on hold for the upcoming 6.1 release after objections from lead developers. The original proposal had been merged into core at the end of July, despite significant critical feedback and concerns from WordPress’ developer community. Yesterday,… Continue reading WebP by Default Pulled from Upcoming WordPress 6.1 Release

WP 6.1 walkthrough replay • WebP no go • Matt: Core needs to be more editorial • Survey: How do you learn WordPress?

This Week at WordPress.org (September 12, 2022) WordPress 6.1 walkthrough replay • Matt: WebP no go • Matt: Core needs to be more editorial • Survey: How do you learn WordPress? WP 6.1 Feature Freeze 1 Week to Go WordPress Beta 1 & Feature Freeze is coming on September 20. Here’s what we know so… Continue reading WP 6.1 walkthrough replay • WebP no go • Matt: Core needs to be more editorial • Survey: How do you learn WordPress?

WebP by Default is on hold

This is a good call, I think, but I can’t recall a story like at it at The Tavern where core contributors’ corporate sponsors/employers got named so much. In this case it’s Google, which has an interest in propagating use of the WebP image format it created. It would be fair to also note Automattic… Continue reading WebP by Default is on hold

WebP by Default on Hold for 6.1 After New Objections From WordPress Lead Developers

Last week Performance team contributors were working on refining their follow-up patches for the multi-mime/WebP feature, after the main work for it was merged into core for 6.1 at the end of July. This includes smaller related items like the shim for non-supporting browsers and adding PDF support, which are being handled in separate tickets.… Continue reading WebP by Default on Hold for 6.1 After New Objections From WordPress Lead Developers