Three things that excite me about WordPress on 18 January 2024

It’s easy to get bogged down by negativity and devicness, but WordPress has a lot of great things going on. Things that should be celebrated. Here are three things that I’m celebrating and excited about in WordPress today.

1. The WordPress Performance Team published it’s 2024 roadmap

The performance team is doing some great work to help all WordPress sites and this roadmap gives an idea of all the things they are working on. I’m especially excited for the plans around “Ecosystem activation.” The first thing most people do after installing WordPress is install something else from the ecosystem so this work will hopefully help ensure that they still have a highly performant site.

note: While my name is listed as a contributor here, my contribution to this roadmap was in providing some pre-publication review. I can’t take credit for any of the content.

2. Pattern Overrides

This feature is one that I think is going to be a star once it gets fully baked. Essentially the ability to have a pattern where some things are controlled everywhere, and some are controlled on an instance-by-instance basis. Have a usecase for this you think needs to be considered, join the conversation!

3. WP Props Bot

This is going to help ensure that people receive credit for contributions to WordPress but is also usable by other projects. This is one of those things that will help save time for committers and give credit to contributors. It’s a win-win.

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