How to Install a Privacy Policy Plugin to Your WordPress Website?

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In this short video, you’ll learn how to install a plugin that will automatically create the necessary privacy policy pages for your website.

Why Do You Need Privacy Policy?

No matter how basic your website might be you should always include this type of information. You should also place your privacy policy pages in a section that is easily accessible and visible to your visitors. I commonly add it to the footer section of my website.

These pages protect your website by explaining to your visitors the type of information you collect. For instance, if you have web-analytic software installed, you typically can see their country, IP, and much more. In case you also have a newsletter, people will give away their name and email address.

It’s important to inform your visitors about the usage of their personal information. Sure not everyone will read these page. However, they cannot complain or in extreme cases even sue you for collecting their data.

How to Install the Privacy Policy Plugin?

The plugin we are going to install is called, “Auto Terms of Service and Privacy Policy“. One of the reason I enjoy it is due to its simplicity. However, I must warn you this plugin is only ideal if you are planning to add a privacy policy page and terms of service.

In case, you have an affiliate program or another type of service then you may want to try another one with more features.

For you to install it, simply go to your WordPress back-office plugin section. Afterward, search for “privacy policy” and in the next listing, you’ll be able to find this plugin.

After you installed it, you must go to setting and click on, “Auto TOS && PP.” In the next page, just fill the blank spaces with the required information.

Once that is done, copy and paste the plugin’s coding lines to a new page and give it a title. When you’ve created this page now you must add it to the footer section of your website. Unfortunately, not every single theme has this option and mine is one. If you cannot add the privacy policy page to your footer section then put it somewhere else.

You probably will need to create a new menu or insert in your current one. For this, go to WordPress back office and under appearance search for menus.

Afterward, create a new menu if you still don’t have one and drag and drop the privacy policy pages and terms of service. If your theme supports menus in the footer section then under, “Menu Settings” you’ll see on theme locations the option.

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    8 Responses

  1. Whats up are using WordPress for your blog platform?
    I’m new to the blog world but I’m trying to get
    started and set up my own. Do you need any coding knowledge to make your own blog?

    Any help would be greatly appreciated!

  2. Yes, I am using WordPress. No, you don’t need to have coding knowledge to get started. Although, I recommend after a while to learn the basics of HTML&CSS, it may be helpful. You will be able to more easily detect problems or change design aspects of your website. If you want to build a WordPress website now then watch my video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y_AAO7QfsiI

  3. Thanks Kristan, I am glad you enjoyed it!

  4. This article just explained what I have been looking for for the last two hours. That the new privacy policy page needs to go into the footer, not the shortcode. Omg. Thank you 😂🤦‍♀️

  5. hehe… thanks for leaving a comment Reyne

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