Performance Team Proposes Support SVG Images in WordPress

Shortly after proposing the inclusion of WebP images by default on WordPress, the Performance Team has proposed adding SVG (Scalable Vector Graphics) image support to WordPress. Bringing SVG support into WordPress has been a community effort for the past 9 years, with the ticket for this request being updated every couple of months. So what Read More >

WordPress Releases the Performance Lab Plugin

On October 12, 2021, a group of WordPress Core contributors proposed the creation of a team at WordPress dedicated to alleviating the pain points when it came to WordPress websites and performance. The proposal highlights how WordPress is falling behind when focusing on performance compared to competitors and the importance of fast websites in the Read More >

Convert Jpeg Images to WebP With WordPress Performance Lab

The WebP image format is capable of creating images for your website that are much smaller (and thus load faster) than standard .jpeg or .png images. Even easier, with the WordPress performance lab plugin, you can have .jpeg images automatically converted into WebP format. Follow along below to learn how. Enabling WebP Uploads WebP image Read More >

WebP in WordPress 5.8 – Support for the WebP Image Format

WordPress introduced support for WebP images with the release of WordPress 5.8 in July 2021. Some users saw this as a step forwards in modernizing WordPress websites’ performance. In late March 2022, the Performance Team proposed enabling WebP image conversion by default on WordPress. This was met with pushback from the community as there were Read More >