Twenty Twenty Two-Theme Performance Issues

I’ve been playing with the Twenty Twenty-Two theme, as I like to run the most recent theme release on WordPress, in order to demonstrate how those running a default setup can still have very performant websites. The theme will be shipping with WordPress version 5.9, and will be a huge leap forwards for Gutenberg editor,… Continue reading Twenty Twenty Two-Theme Performance Issues

Thoughts on WordPress Governance, as Governance Project Retires

A couple of years ago — though the ways in which the world has altered in the interim, can make this feel like a couple of decades — I posted a short note about something called the WordPress Governance Project. At the end of this week, the official Slack channel for the project will be… Continue reading Thoughts on WordPress Governance, as Governance Project Retires

How to Fix Elementor Data Updater Bug

I had a client experiencing a long standing issue with Elementor and Elementor Pro where they would always show an update notification in the top of their site, which could never be cleared. Specifically, they’d see a notification which read: Elementor Data Updater Database update process is running in the background. Taking a while? Click… Continue reading How to Fix Elementor Data Updater Bug

Now Running WordPress with PHP 8

Just a short one, today, to announce with much fanfare that this here website is running on PHP 8.0, which was released a short while ago. A pain free upgrade. Your mileage will vary – lots of breaking changes happened in PHP 8.0, but over here, I keep things nice and light.

Mitigating High TTFB With Cloudflare

Since I made a post a number of years ago, half-jokingly referring to this, my personal blog, as the fastest website in the world, I’ve obviously invited an amount of scrutiny onto the performance of my own pages. I use this site to test bleeding edge things that clients – frankly – wouldn’t want to… Continue reading Mitigating High TTFB With Cloudflare

Dark Mode Initiated

This website is now dark mode by default. Not because of any particular reason, other than because I wanted to put a change in place… If you are looking at this in dark mode, leave a comment below, or ping me on Slack and say something fun! I’ve also been doing some performance enhancements… to… Continue reading Dark Mode Initiated