[wp-trac] [WordPress Trac] #55443: Create WebP sub-sizes and use for output

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Wed Jul 20 22:44:32 UTC 2022

#55443: Create WebP sub-sizes and use for output
 Reporter:  adamsilverstein                      |       Owner:
                                                 |  adamsilverstein
     Type:  enhancement                          |      Status:  assigned
 Priority:  normal                               |   Milestone:  Future
                                                 |  Release
Component:  Media                                |     Version:  6.0
 Severity:  normal                               |  Resolution:
 Keywords:  has-patch has-unit-tests needs-dev-  |     Focuses:
  note needs-docs needs-user-docs commit         |  performance

Comment (by adamsilverstein):

 Hey Andrew thanks for your feedback and your continued tracking of this

 > Making these new features opt-in instead of opt-out would be the best
 way to be cautious about potential impacts.

 The feature will have widespread benefits for users by opting in core
 sizes (to start) - if it were entirely opt-in it would have little impact
 - or benefit.

 > There have been many requests for this to be opt-in (as well as some
 asking for a setting on the Media page, rather than only a filter for
 developers). So far there hasn't been any open conversation about why
 that's not being taken into consideration.

 > Perhaps there could be a proposal/conversation to solicit feedback from
 the community about the best way to roll this out?

 We have discussed both suggestions in chats and issues with mixed
 responses. Project [https://wordpress.org/about/philosophy/ philosophy] is
 regularly mentioned as aligning with the current approach.

 I would suggest opening a trac ticket to propose adding a UI element after
 the feature has landed which would be a good place to discuss and mock up
 what the UI would look like.

 Similarly I would decouple the conversation around opt in (or what the
 "default" should be instead of all core image sizes) since that is a
 separate question from whether there should be a UI in core. Open a
 separate ticket to discuss that if you feel that the default should be

Ticket URL: <https://core.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/55443#comment:62>
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