Custom Joomla 4 Privacy Policy

Joomla 4 Privacy Policy

The Joomla 4 Privacy Policy plugin forces users to acknowledge and agree to your website privacy policy. If manual user registration is enabled, they’ll be prompted to read it within the registration form. Existing Joomla 4 users will be notified of the new change upon their next login. Disabled by default, the Privacy Policy plugin is easy to configure for your needs.

Customizing Your Joomla 4 Privacy Policy Statement

  1. Log into your Joomla 4 administrator dashboard (e.g.
  2. Select System from the sidebar.
  3. Under Manage, select Plugins.
  4. Search for and select “System – Privacy Consent.”
  5. In the upper-right corner of the pop-up window, select the Status drop-down menu and select Enabled.
  6. You can type a custom message in the “Short Privacy Policy” text box to emphasize notable terms. Or leave it blank to use the default message: “By signing up to this website and agreeing to the Privacy Policy you agree to this website storing your information.”
    Joomla 4 Privacy Consent
  7. Select the “Privacy Type” drop-down menu and the content type for your privacy policy link.   
  8. Select the Privacy article, or menu item, for the full privacy policy or create a new one.
  9. Any existing Joomla 4 users before the Privacy Consent plugin was enforced will see the “Redirect Message” at the top of their screen upon next login. You can write your own statement or leave it blank to use the default message. They’ll see the short privacy policy message near the bottom of the page.
    Joomla 4 Privacy Policy Confirmation
  10. Save changes.
  11. Visit your Joomla registration page in a private browsing session to test your results. You should now see a “Website Privacy” section in a highlighted box with a link to your privacy policy and options for “I agree” and “No.”
Joomla 4 Website Privacy

There are many privacy policy templates and privacy policy generators available online. We recommend you consider legal consultation to learn how to best protect your business. You should also make time to learn about General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) or California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) compliance.

After completing your privacy policy, we recommend you continue by configuring the Joomla Terms and Conditions plugin. Both Joomla 4 features compliment each other well to ensure your users are well informed on how you do business.

Learn more about how to secure your Joomla website with our Joomla 4 Education Channel.

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