Spectra 2.12 performance regression (update: due to AI assistant)

So I like and use (aka “ultimate addons for gutenberg”) on some of my WordPress sites.

If you use Spectra as well, you might want to be know that Spectra 2.12 has a significant performance regression, sucking in almost all of wp-includes/js/dist.

Here’s hoping this was not intentional and that it’ll get fixed soon 🙂

More info in https://wordpress.org/support/topic/2-12-significant-performance-regression/

Update Feb. 15th: the regression is due to the new AI features, as a workaround go to Spectra -> AI features -> Manage AI features and disable “AI Assitant” (and “AI Copilot” if you don’t need/ want that either).

Autoptimize 2.7.5; known issues

Update June 28th: 2.7.6 was released, all is (or should be) fine … 🙂

There currently are 2 known issues in Autoptimize 2.7.5 that will be fixed in the next release;

  1. when “inline & defer CSS” and “also aggregate inline CSS” are active then for logged in users the top “admin bar” might become invisible. unticking “also aggregate inline CSS” is a confirmed workaround.
  2. when “inline & defer CSS” is active, CSS-files that are not aggregated (excluded or 3rd party) and that do not have a media-attribute will not be deferred.

If you want you can download the beta of what will become 2.7.6 here and install that instead of 2.7.5 to get rid of these known issues.