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.
Welcome to Automattic Women—conversations with some of the remarkable women working all over the world to design and develop Automattic software and make the web a better place. Today’s interviewee, Marjorie R. Asturias, chats with us from her home office. Who are you, and what do you do? I’m a proud Automattician based in the ... Read More.
You can now use PHP 8.2 on any WordPress.com Business or Ecommerce site with hosting features activated. ... Read More.
How to automate deployment of your local development changes with GitHub Actions and WordPress.com. Just push and your changes will go live on WP.com. ... Read More.
We get asked periodically about how extensively we are using Elasticsearch. And it has come up twice in the past week, so time to write a blog post. We are constantly expanding what we are using Elasticsearch for and so although some previous posts have broadly define what we are doing, they don’t really capture ... Read More.
When we were starting work on the WordPress.com for Windows Metro app, we decided to build it entirely with the brand new WordPress.com REST API. The API gave us everything we needed to create a full-featured application that includes reading blogs, social features (post likes, reblogs), and creating new posts. Let’s take a look at ... Read More.