All websites collect information about their visitors in different ways.
In many countries (including the United States), websites are required by law to disclose the information they collect about visitors and how this information is used.
Here are some ways that a typical WordPress site gathers user information.
- Name and email address in the form of comments.
- The comment form cookie remembers your username or email address.
- Name and email address sent by user using a contact form.
- Name and email address sent to register email list.
- Information is collected when users register on a site.
- Track Google Analytics.
- Plug in the Facebook page and like the cookie button
- Other social media platform utilities track users.
- Advertising programs like Google Adsense track users.
For those who don’t know, GDPR is a law of the European Union (EU) that allows its citizens to control their personal data.
This law applies to all businesses (including WordPress blogs) worldwide, even if you’re not from EU countries.
For more details, you can read our final guide to GDPR and understand its impact on your WordPress site.
- Information you collect about users who visit your site.
- Methods used to collect information, such as cookies and web beacons, registration, registration, comment form, etc.
- Mention all third-party advertisers that collect user information on your site like Google Adsense.
- How users can block cookies and reject third party ads.
- Your contact information so users can contact if they have questions.
WordPress itself comes with a basic security policy builder that you can use.
If you are using the default draft, then you need to click the Edit link to make changes and publish it.
You will notice that it has sections for the different ways a WordPress site may collect personal information. For example, comments, login cookies, embeds and more.
It will also have sections with no information below them. For example, contact and analysis form.
As for the contact form, you can mention the information you collect and what it is used for.
If you are using the WPForms plugin to create contact forms, you should be able to create contact forms that comply with GDPR.
For Google Analytics, you can follow this complete Google Analytics and GDPR compliance guide.
There are many ways to do this.
Let’s start with the easiest.
Many WordPress themes come with handy ready areas in the footer, also known as the Footer sidebar. You can visit the Layout » Widgets page to confirm whether your theme has a footer widget area.
First, you will need to create a new custom navigation menu.
Just visit the Layout » Menu page to create a new custom menu. You will need to click on the ‘Create new menu’ link at the top.
Next, you need to provide a name for your navigation menu. Then select the pages from the left column and then click the Add to menu button.
You will notice your selected pages appear under your newly created menu. You can now arrange menu items by moving them up or down.
When you’re done, don’t forget to click the Save menu button to save your changes.
Now, go to the Layout » Gadget Page and add the ‘Navigation Menu’ widget to your footer widget area.
Now, select the custom menu you created earlier in the gadget settings and click the save button to save your changes.
You will need to edit the footer.php file for your theme. If you’ve never done this before, check out our guide on copying / pasting code in WordPress ..
In your footer.php file, add the following HTML to an appropriate location immediately before the </ body> tag.
Don’t forget to replace the