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WP-News: 5 plugins for your image optimization & WordPress cracks the 30 percent mark

Just before your well-deserved weekend, we have the WP news of the past two weeks for you. WordPress has reached an important milestone in terms of market share. You also have the chance to get a ticket for the WordCamp Retreat in Soltau on Friday. And we'll show you five popular WordPress plugins that take image optimization completely off your hands.

5 WordPress plugins for image compression.

Automate your image optimization with these plugins

When optimising your loading time, every millisecond you can save is a success. After all, a faster load time has a positive effect on the user experience of your site visitors, your search engine ranking and ideally your conversions. It is all the more surprising how many WordPress users neglect image compression. That's why we'll show you five popular WordPress plugins that make optimising your images a breeze.


Tickets for the WordCamp Retreat are available again.
From the 4th to the 6th Mai a WordCamp in retreat format will take place in the beautiful Lüneburger Heide. That means: Besides the sessions and the contributing there will be common activities like beach volleyball, hiking, geocaching or yoga. If you want to be part of it, you should get your ticket fast. Friday (March 9th) at 12:00 pm the ticket sale into the second round.

WordPress cracks the 30 per cent barrier
According to a recent survey by W3Techs, our favourite CMS has reached another milestone: the analysis shows that 30 percent of the 10 million largest websites use WordPress. With a market share of 60.2 percent by now, WordPress continues to dominate the CMS market unchallenged.

Are your plugins Gutenberg compatible?
WordPress 5.0 is getting closer and more and more WP users are asking themselves whether their plugins and themes will work properly with the new Gutenberg editor. For this reason, Daniel Bachhuber has set up a database in which around 5,000 plugins are to be tested for their Gutenberg compatibility. Anyone can register and take part in the testing so that the update to 5.0 goes as smoothly as possible.


How many plugins are too many plugins?
The colleagues from Torque address an important topic: the "right" number of plugins. They emphasise: "Too many plugins can lead to security breaches on your site, site crashes, poor performance, slow loading speeds, and more". For these reasons, our infrastructure at Raidboxes already ensures that you can save on large backup and caching plugins.

The "Have I Been Pwned" platform has been expanded
Security researcher Troy Hunt has expanded the database of his popular online service "Have I Been Pwned" by several million passwords. If you use the site's email or password check, it will check within seconds to see if your information shows up in public hacks. Of course, if the check finds it, you should change your password as soon as possible!

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What does the GDPR mean for web developers?
The General Data Protection Regulation, which comes into force on 25. Mai , brings new requirements for the collection, storage and use of personal data. Especially as a developer, it's important to know what personal data is, who and what is affected by the GDPR , and how it impacts your work. Internet law expert Heather Burns has valuable tips, best practices and resources for you on this topic.

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