It’s a great irony to know that many security plugins has vulnerability issue from time to time. It’s time to actually research and find one that actually work well most of the time.
I cannot seems to find any other tricks than a cache/optimization plugin. WordPress and its plugins are just adding too much resources into it. There should be a way WordPress load according to pages itself, there shouldn’t be any plugins to help it, it’s been years we know that WordPress has been loading everything and hogging the server resources.
Played and understanded the Gutenberg widget now. But not planning to release it for the themes yet. I don’t think it’s a good idea yet for such editor on a sidebar. There is this little annoying thing on Gutenberg, the shifting elements when clicked and menu appearing. Not sure if developers even look into such tiny annoyance.
I think most plugins works with PHP8 now, some may have notification, but I think the backward compatibility works just fine with it. Can’t feel the speed, but it’s good to know we can use the latest version.
There are a lot of factors when it comes to your website speed. You can’t depend on any “speed test” on your result, even Google. Those are for references, it’s not the end result of your website performance itself. Relax…