Version 6.6.0 of Go Live Update Urls plugin is now available and ready for general use.
This version focused on upgrading React and Node behind the scenes to modernize the codebase and improve performance.
This is great question! Version 6.6 had very little effect on the UX since the last version. Think of it as more of a major maintenance release.
The Go Live plugin is a very powerful tool. It is critical we keep the plugin up to date and functioning correctly. We continually invest heavily in testing and maintence to assure each version performs quickly and effectively. Version 6.6 is a result of our investment.
With the latest WordPress core version 5.9 upgrade, which included upgrading React to version 17, we figured it was time for us to make the switch as well. While the underlying changes did not have much effect, they pave the way for the upcoming React version 18 and future improvements.
The newest LTS version is now 16 and we’ve updated all our tooling to use it. We’ve also updated all related tools to the latest major versions.
This provides the following improvements to the plugin:
- Faster load times.
- More stable builds.
- Better linting.
- Dropped support for WordPress Core version 5.3.0 and below.
- Tested to WordPress Core version 5.9.3.
- Improved deployment workflow logging.
- Improved JS automated testing.
- Enabled PHPCS caching.