I look at it this way - site speed is an issue that's not only not going away (because it's so important for user experience), was probably always here and will become much more important as the months and years pass by. Site speed isn't going to be the ultra-important ranking factor of the age of Aquarius (actually it will because we're going to be accessing the internet through our eyes in less than 30 years but that's a whole other thread idea) but as SEOs we're never ever going to ignore it or tell our clients that site loading and speed issue are nothing to worry about.
We have to take care of it.
With that said my question is will Wordpress take steps to address the issue with their current plugin system?
It's simple, as it stands, if you have 20 plugins rocking your Wordpress install chances are you've have at least 7 stylesheets, if not more.
One of Google's site performance suggestions was to combine external CSS files. Any seasoned Wordpress worker knows if you try to combine CSS files within Wordpress from each of the plugins, when the time comes for one of the plugins to update, the update could throw off your whole site's display settings or at the very least a portion of it. Get to work!
I think Wordpress is great and I do mean great but again, will they address this issue one day, some day down the road? I'm sure it can be resolved. Wordpress is known among other things for being structured and it'd be nice to see Wordpress address these issues for one main reason - Wordpress can be slow at times...it's as simple as that.
There are possibly hundreds of steps a webmaster/SEO can take to upgrade the loading speed of their website. Google provided a few tips that make good sense. Let's hope wordpress takes note too...
How will Wordpress address the site speed issue? Let us see...