In this write-up, we talk about recent performance improvements that we did on WordPress 6.3, sharing both our findings and journey. While this post will mostly be around performance improvements at the code level, we want to emphasize that when we write code, we first want it to be readable, correct, secure, and only after that, performant. ... Read More.
Challenge Running WordPress.com means having multimillion-record database tables. Tables which we often need to batch-query. Provided we could hardly select (or update, etc) millions of records at once and expect speed, we commonly have to “page” our scripts to only handle a limited number of records at once, then move on to the next batch. ... Read More.