WordPress State of the Word 2021: Highlights and More

WordPress State of the Word 2021: Highlights and More

The WordPress project’s 2021 annual State of the Word address was delivered on December 14 to a live studio audience in New York City. 

The State of the Word is the annual keynote address delivered by the WordPress project’s co-founder, Matt Mullenweg. Every year, the event allows WordPress users to gather and reflect on the project’s progress as well as the future of open source. 

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Core Contributors Propose Official WordPress Performance Team

Core Contributors Propose Official WordPress Performance Team

WordPress has fallen behind other platforms in terms of performance, which has led to a new proposal for an official WordPress Performance team. 

On October 12, full-time WordPress core contributor Ari Stathopoulos submitted a proposal outlining why he and certain other core contributors believe it is necessary to have an official Performance team that would be responsible for coordinating efforts to increase the performance (speed) of WordPress.

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