Note: Mumblr v1.6 has been updated to allow for GDPR terms acceptance at Tumblr.com. See details in "GDPR Information" section below.
Whatever you call it, just don't think for a second that this is simply a blogging widget - it's so much more. Since Muse does not use a CMS (Content Management System), creating a blog has always been problematic in Muse; forcing users to display external blogs in iframes.
Our Tumblr Blog widget was built from the ground up with ease of use and functionality in mind. Rather than displaying in an iframe, the blog feed is displayed inline. This means full SEO indexing, and a setup that literally takes seconds. In addition to a typical blog integration, our widget works great for "latest news" or image feeds - all served up to your Muse website in realtime.
Mumblr v1.6 update details: A notification bar will now appear for EU-based users that have not previously accepted Tumblr's terms. A link in the notification bar directs users (in a separate tab or window) to the terms compliance page at Tumblr.com. Once terms are accepted, the Mumblr feed will display after a page refresh.
Basic styling options for the notification bar can be found in the widget option panel. Additionally, custom text fields allow for multi-language support. Keep in mind that the notification bar will not appear if you have previously accepted Tumblr terms, or are visiting the page outside of the EU. If you have already accepted Tumblr terms and wish to test the notification in Mumblr v1.6, clear your browser's cookies or use an alternate browser.
What do I need to do to make my Mumblr feed compliant with GDPR law changes?
Simply update your widget to Mumblr v1.6. Mumblr itself requires no acceptance of terms, though since Mumblr uses Tumblr as the source of it's feed, acceptance of terms with Tumblr is required.
Does the notification display on page load, no matter what?
No. The authentication check that triggers the notification will determine whether Tumblr terms have been accepted on that browser. The notification will not appear unless Tumblr terms have not been accepted. Once accepted, the notification will not re-appear.
Can site visitors just accept Tumblr terms on my page – without leaving?
Unfortunately not. GDPR law is very clear, and acceptance of Tumblr terms must take place at Tumblr.com. We've integrated the notification in the most seamless way possible. If the user follows the link to the Tumblr terms page, this takes place in a new tab or window, avoiding the need to use the browser back button. Refreshing the page restores the Mumblr feed after acceptance of terms. If the notification is closed without acceptance of terms, Mumblr will not display a feed. The rest of the page content will load as expected.
I'm not in the EU. Will my site show the notification?
Your site will only show the notification for users visiting your site on a web browser based in the EU, who have not previously accepted terms at Tumblr. So if you're in the USA, for example, USA-based visitors will not see the notification.
Why does my blog overlap my footer?
A super simple way to correct this is to place an element below the blog widget in Muse design mode. Something like a rectangle with an empty fill will work great. See an example in the video above, right around 9 minutes, 15 seconds in.
Can I create a background fill for my blog, separate from my page fill?
Yes! A neat trick to accomplish this is to place a rectangle behind the widget, just larger than the widget container. Use whatever color you like in the rectangle. You will find that the rectangle extends to match the length of the blog feed, regardless of height. See an example in the video above at 8 minutes, 20 seconds in.
Do I have to redirect to Tumblr's site when people click on a post or image?
Nope! The updated current version gives the option of opening a lightbox in addition to redirecting to Tumblr.
Why isn't my Typkekit font working in the blog?
Learn how to fix it: Getting Web Fonts to Play Nice with Toolbox Widgets
Is Mumblr SEO-friendly?
Yes! Mumblr content is indeed indexed by Google.
The long answer:
No known issues or conflicts
Demo 4-Pack: The individual product page download includes a 4-pack of Mumblr content feed templates. Each template has functioning instances of Mumblr showing off creative ways to use the widget for more than just blogging. Use these templates to drop into an existing page, or to kickstart an entirely new dynamic site!