• Show and tell – What’s going on?

    Yesterday, the Cheltenham WordPress Meetup was a series of Show and Tell talks. Along the lines of Lightning talks, these are talks of approximately 10 minutes, where individuals share something they’ve been working on. There were 7 talks planned:

    1. Richard Bell @Rich Bell demoed Ray and Background WordPress processing, 
    2. Mark Wilkinson @wpmark demoed his Just In Time CSS,
    3. Elliott Richmond @erichmond showed us how to run Xdebug using Visual Code Studio, setting breakpoints, watching variables and changing values on the fly, 
    4. Ross Wintle @magicroundabout demoed his new CSS and PHP based spam pixel plugin to block spam bots
    5. Keith Devon @keithdevon showed us his work on CSS grid for block based themes
    6. We ran out of time before @Jonnyauk had a chance to show his latest work with template parts ( PHP version not FSE ).
    7. and somewhere in the middle of it I talked about 3 plugins I’ve written to help visualise my server side performance: oik-bwtrace sb-chart-block and slog.

    This post is the annotated version of the slides.

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  • Slog – server performance testing

    An update on my long running endeavour to visualise the effect on server performance of changes to my WordPress websites.

    Since 2015 I’ve been developing a routine to compare the effect on server response times of the top 12 WordPress plugins. I’m just about ready to publish some results.

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  • WebP for my iPad

    OK. so I’ve demonstrated that my iPad can’t display WebP format images, so I’ll have to try the picture tag method as a polyfill.

    This is the sample HTML copied from CSS Tricks: Using WebP Images.

    So let’s try displaying oik-types-banner-772x250.webp to browsers that support it and the JPEG version for those that don’t.

    GIMP 45% - 21KB

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  • Image size reduction by quality

    45% - 30KB

    You can speed up your website by reducing the size of images. You can reduce image size by adjusting the image quality. Do this before you upload the file!

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  • Localization of Full Site Editing themes

    Full Site Editing - Localization of templates and template parts

    The WordPress Gutenberg project’s plan for internationalization (i18n) and localization (l10n) of Full Site Editing themes (FSE) has not yet been formulated. I’ve written a proposal, entitled Internationalization and localization: translating templates and template parts, raised as Feature request #27402.

    I believe that very little needs to be done to Internationalize a file containing Gutenberg blocks and HTML, and that it can be translated and localized into a statically delivered file in the user’s required locale ( language and country ) using the process described in the feature request.

    This post briefly discusses some of the challenges of translating rich text content.

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Monday, 17 January 2022
Low Tide:04:19 ( 1.50m )
High Tide:11:20 ( 4.40m )
Low Tide:16:39 ( 1.20m )
High Tide:23:50 ( 4.40m )

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Tide Times & Heights for Northney on
17th January 2022
04:27 Low Tide ( 1.31m )
11:23 High Tide ( 4.37m )
16:48 Low Tide ( 1.01m )
23:57 High Tide ( 4.33m )