Nearly a year ago, we published information about a new project by Arūnas Liuiza, a WordPress plugin developer, called Measure Jetpack that would benchmark Jetpack’s performance on websites. Outside of a post published in January, there’s been little information on its progress.
I reached out to Liuiza and discovered that he’s going to give a lightning talk about the project at WordCamp Stockholm in November. “I’ll have to rerun all the tests with the latest versions of everything in October for the presentation,” he told the Tavern. “I’ll probably publish the results soon after the WordCamp speech.”
I asked Liuiza what is the most challenging part of the project, “The biggest challenge is to find the time,” he responded. “I’ve become way more busy than I was when I started this, that’s why it is taking so long.” He goes on to say that the results he’s accumulated so far do not show major performance hits unless all modules are activated.
Jetpack 4.2 was released last month with major performance improvements. Liuiza has partial test results for Jetpack prior to version 4.2 but is unsure if he’ll publish those in a separate report.