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  1. Max Ziebell
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    Speed is one metric and a good thing, but it shouldn’t come at a cost of creativity and uniformity. Specially don’t force AMP on us… given „Google sponsored core contributors“.

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  2. Li-An
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    Yoast is heavy. Make Yoast lighter.

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    • Samuel
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      Haha. I was thinking the same thing. Sooo funny. But hey, good that they at least want to make wordpress faster. You could just write as first recommendation: Please do not install YOAST. YOAST makes your website slow.

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  3. Tyler
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    Sounds good to me. Performance is too important to not be a priority. While plugins and themes can do a lot to help, the core CMS needs to help make it easier.

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  4. Louis
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    By the time anything happens, WordPress will be a Google product.

    Having said that, it is a shame WordPress core contributors have not been focusing on this issue long before now.

    Guess it’s Gutenberg and/or bust.

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  5. Rob W
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    Funny that Google has weighed in on this. I wonder if they’ll be willing to make their GA and other external scripts faster and require fewer round trips. It’d also be nice if they engineer a way to make it possible to host their scripts locally AND still get updates when available.

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  6. Miroslav Glavić
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    Yoast could start making things faster by making Yoast SEO lighter and not the bloated plugin that it is. Lead by example.

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  7. Dominique Pijnenburg
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    It would be great if plugins that force jQuery to be loaded in the head got ‘named and shamed’.

    This year I had a lot of conversation with the Gravity Forms creators, on a specific site we created that plugin was the only one that was using jQuery in the head. In the end they solved the problems, so I’m very happy with their support.

    In my opinion every plugin/theme should be fully functioning with jQuery in the footer (or better: just use vanilla JavaScript).

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