Happy Friday everyone! Most of the Gutenberg work for WordPress 5.3 is completed. Next date to keep an eye on is:
October 15 – Release Candidate 1 (RC1)
This is a new version of WordPress ready for release, but still undergoing heavy testing.
Block previews needed another path. The Gutenberg Team tried base64 encoding for images in the preview code, but it caused the file to be too large. Next we tried pulling images straight from wikipedia, but didn’t feel comfortable relying on a site that wasn’t in WordPress’ control. Ultimately, we’re going to host the images on w.org’s CDN and
World of WordPress is hosted by:
While others try to add more components to their hosting to make it go faster, we decided to build our hosting cloud fast from the ground up. We did so by stripping out everything we knew was deadweight.