Stackable: Massive Performance Boost For Gutenberg Blocks

The Stackable team has been working hard over the past few weeks to significantly improve the performance and experience of the Gutenberg blocks in the WordPress editor, once again improving on previous speed improvements.

Shortly after, they also released new Progress Circle and Progress Bar blocks.

Improved Performance

Performance Boost
Performance Boost ©Stackable

Since some users had recently complained about the mediocre performance, Stackable has addressed the criticism and released the fastest and leaner blocks to date with version 3.5.

The entire plugin was put to the test to identify performance bottlenecks and optimize them. This resulted in a huge performance increase in processing overall.

This resulted in a huge performance increase of up to 79% compared to version v3.4.1, which was the last release before speed improvements were introduced. The tests were conducted on a page with 225 (!) styled Stackable Blocks arranged in different columns and layouts.

No Bloat

JavaScript File Size
JavaScript File Size ©Stackable

In addition, Stackable restructured the compilation of the JavaScript code and was able to reduce up to 24% of the total JavaScript loaded in the block editor!

This then resulted in reducing the plugin zip file size by up to 34% for the free and premium plugins. Congratulations to the team on this achievement!

New Progress Circle & Progress Bar Blocks

Progress Bar
New Progress Bar Block ©Stackable

In version 3.6, Stackable released two new Gutenberg blocks including a Progress Bar block and a Progress Circle block.

Both blocks can be easily customized and even animated. They have flexible controls and many styling options, including colour gradients and the ability to add text to the progress bars.

Get Stackable and create stunning WordPress sites with beautiful Gutenberg blocks.


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