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Hi I’m Felix!

Senior Software Engineer at Google / WordPress Core Committer

  • WordPress Core Committer
  • WordPress Performance Team Rep
  • WordPress Plugin Developer
  • Web Performance Analyst
  • Open Source CMS Enthusiast
  • Conference Speaker

Projects I have contributed to

I am directly contributing to the WordPress core platform, which powers millions of websites, in fact more than 40% of the entire web. I am also contributing to several popular WordPress plugins and other open-source projects that improve performance and transparency of the open web. Below you find some of the projects that I have contributed to.

WordPress Core
Performance Lab feature plugin
Site Kit by Google plugin for WordPress
Yoast SEO plugin for WordPress
HTTP Archive
Gutenberg feature plugin
AMP plugin for WordPress
Easy Digital Downloads plugin for WordPress

Latest posts

Futuristic motorcycle race

Measuring website performance using WebPageTest (with WordPress 6.2)

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Building blocks illustration

Rebuilding my website using a block theme

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The Share Target WordPress plugin

Sharing content from your device directly into a new WordPress post

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WordPress core contributions

I have been a WordPress Core Contributor since version 4.3 which was released in August 2015. I’m currently a component maintainer of the Multisite component and the REST API component, but regularly work in other areas as well. With WordPress version 4.6 I became one of the “Recent Rockstar” developers for the first time, and since November 2016 I have been a Core Committer.

Most recently, I was the first Performance Lead as part of the WordPress 6.2 release squad and the Co-Performance Lead for the WordPress 6.3 release.

Over the course of time I have opened 242 tickets, received 368 props and made 260 commits. Working on WordPress Core and other open-source projects is a high priority for me, so I ensure I have work time available to dedicate to it.

Felix Arntz at Google Mountain View
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