How to Add a Privacy Policy Page to a WordPress Site (for GDPR Compliance)

WordPress has provided an easy way to add a Privacy Policy page to your site, for users who are concerned about the new data privacy laws in the EU: GDPR. In this article, we’ll show you how you can easily add a privacy policy page to a WordPress site.

Adding a Privacy Policy page is only one small part of a larger effort to become GDPR compliant. If you are collecting any data from your visitors, you must make sure the collection process itself is compliant with the new standards.

Part of the GDPR requires that you let your visitors know what kind of data you collect and how it is used. The Privacy Policy page provides this information in plain language any of your visitors should be able to understand.

The good news for WordPress users is that WordPress has provided example copy you can use for your site. All you need to do is update the sample copy where appropriate and fill in a few spots that apply to your site individually.

How to Add a Privacy Policy Page

In this section, you will see how to add the Privacy Policy page to an existing page on your site. You will also have the option to create a new page. Both options will be located in the same place.

  1. Log into your WordPress Dashboard
  2. Click Privacy under Settings
  3. Select the page you want to use for your new Privacy Policy page, or create a new page

Your page will be automatically populated with the sample copy provided by WordPress. Now, it is important for you to scan through the page content and update it where appropriate to your site or business and fil in any black sections. For example, under “Analytics” fill in the information you may have regarding your usage of this kind of data.

For more information about filling in this section, visit the guide WordPress has provided. You will find a link to this guide within the Privacy settings area we visited in the instructions.

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