Lighthouse Compatibility Update

on in Blog
Last modified on

I have updated Lighthouse after more than 6 months of inactivity. Although that’s fine, if it’s not broken, don’t fix it.

Here’s the missing changelog:

= 2.8.0 =
* FIX: Fixed documentation link
* UPDATE: Updated minimum PHP recommendations
* UPDATE: Updated WordPress recommendations
* UPDATE: Updated WordPress compatibility
* FEATURE: Exposed Site Health in Lighthouse Settings screen
* COMPATIBILITY: Removed several pre-WordPress-5.0 options

= 2.7.0 =
* FIX: Removed duplicate option
* UPDATE: Removed MySQL check as it's hard to detect all possible configurations (Maria DB, Percona)
* UPDATE: Removed OPCache check as it's not relevant anymore
* UPDATE: Updated plugin requirements to PHP 7+
* UPDATE: Removed all pre-PHP 7 code
* UPDATE: Removed caching headers in favour of .htaccess rules

I decided to go full WordPress 5.0 and removed lots of pre-WordPress-5.0 options, PHP less than 7 requirements and WordPress 5.0+ compatibility. I have removed the options to disable Recent Comments styles and native Gallery styles, as these have been superseded by blocks.

In the light of the recent developments regarding native lazy loading, updated Google Fonts asset swapping and more, I have also removed the option to disable the srcset attributes for images.

Lighthouse is now faster than ever and it’s also cheaper! Yes, you’ve heard well, I lowered the standard license price from $21 to $17.

Related posts