Weekly Links Roundup – YouTube Embeds, Big Images, GDPR

This week’s WordPress and web marketing links.

A statistical milestone: WordPress now powers 30% of the top 1,000,000 websites! This is over 60% market share of all content management systems (CMS) too.

Ever struggled with (or unsure how to) get a YouTube video into your WordPress site? Here’s a nice simple guide to 4 methods for embedding YouTube videos in WordPress. Typically I use an iframe because I want more customization, including making the video look right in mobile phones and tablets, but there are easier methods…

Next let’s talk about images… Big images are often one of the worst culprits with slow-loading sites. Here are 5 tips on how to display images without causing major slowdowns.

Finally… new EU legislation called GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) is coming into play as of May 25, 2018. If you sell to EU countries and/or market to them with intent, this will affect your WordPress site. But in fact, it’s good practice for anyone with a business site to pay attention to GDPR because its focus is personal data and how it’s collected and stored. More detail on this is coming soon, but this is an excellent introduction to GDPR.

 

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