Privacy Policy Settings

WordPress now makes it easier to add a Privacy Policy page to your website.

Jun 2020 2 minutes

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With the introduction of the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation or GDPR as it well known, WordPress now makes it easier to add a Privacy Policy page to your website.

Whilst the GDPR is European Regulation, it’s requirements applies to all sites, no matter where they are located and it’s purpose is to help inform EU residents how a website collects, stores and processes their personal data.

The Privacy Settings can be found in Settings and Privacy at the bottom of the list and it enables you to select an existing Privacy Policy page if you already have one.

If you don’t already have a Privacy Policy page, you can click the [Create New Page] button and WordPress will create a new page for you and also populate it with some suggested text.

Prior to publishing this though please ensure you read it thoroughly to ensure that your content accurately reflects your website and policies.

This pre-populated content also includes several blank sections which are recommended to be filled in.

Your selected Privacy Policy page will be shown on your login and registration pages, so it is also recommended that you add a link to your Privacy Policy on every page of your website.

So, the best place you can do that is in your footer section and this might be something you can add yourself if it has Widget areas or a Menu area.

We are going to publish this now and it should look the same as it does in the content editor. There we go. It is always worth having someone who is a legal eagle to check this over for you as well.


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