All websites collected information about their visitors in different ways.
In many countries of the world(including the United States), websites are required by law to disclose the information they collect about their visitors, and how they will use their information.
Here are some ways in which a specific WordPress site collects user information.
- Name and email address in comment forms.
- Comment form cookie which remembers the user’s name or email address.
- User-submitted names and email addresses using the contact form.
- Name and email address submitted to sign up for email list.
- Information collected when users register on a website.
- Google Analytics tracking.
- Facebook page plugin and like button cookies.
- Other social media platform widgets that track users.
- Advertising programs like Google Adsense which track user.
For those who don’t know, GDPR is a European Union (EU) law that gives its citizens control over their personal data.
This law applies to all business (including by WordPress blogs) around the world, even if you are not from the EU countries.
- Information you collect about users visiting your website.
- Methods used to collect information, e.g. Cookies and web beacons, sign ups, registrations, comment forms, etc.
- Mention all third-party advertisers who collect user information on your website, like Google Adsense.
- How users can stop cookies and opt-out of third party advertisements.
- Your contact information so that users can access them if they have questions.
If you are using the default draft, you will need to click on the edit link to make changes and publish it.
You will notice that it has section for different ways a WordPress website may collect personal information. For example, comments, login cookies, embeds, and more.
If you are creating contact form using WpForms Plugin then you can also create GDPR compliant forms.
Many websites show the link of their term’s and condition in the footer area. The reason behind it is that they don’t want to show the link in the navigation menu but link still appears on every page in the footer area.
There are multiple ways to do this.
Let’s start with the easiest one.
Many WordPress themes come with widget-ready areas in the footer, also known as footer sidebars. If your theme has a footer widget area, you can go to the Appearance »Widget page to confirm it.
First, you need to create a new custom navigation menu.
Simply visit the the Appearance »menu page to create a new custom menu. You have to click on the link ‘create new menu’ at the top.
Next, you must provide a name for your navigation menu. After that, select the pages from the left column and then click on the Add to menu button.
You will see that your selected pages will appear under your newly created menu. Now you can arrange menu items by moving them up or down only.
once you are done all your store changes so don’t forget to click on the save menu button.
Now you can go Appearance » Widgets page and add the ‘Navigation Menu’ widget to your footer widget area.
Now in the widget settings select the custom menu you previously created and click the save button to store your changes.