But, before we get into the individual changes, let's take a quick look at the baseline - this is our current Performance score as calculated by Lighthouse for the XenForo Community forum list:
Here's the performance scores for some other forum software:
It's crucial to note that while this score provides a performance benchmark, it isn't the only indicator of success. Indeed, results can fluctuate slightly with multiple test runs. A site can still enjoy popularity with a lower score, but a higher rating undeniably enhances both search engine rankings and overall user experience.
Stay tuned! We'll reveal XenForo 2.3's updated score shortly. But before that, let's dive into the changes that have brought us here, shall we?
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- Font Awesome improvements
- Bye bye jQuery
- Improved CSS performance with HTTP/2+
Oh and if you're concerned that all we've got to show you in XenForo 2.3 is performance improvements - fear not.
We will be showcasing a brand new feature next week!