GDPR WordPress plugin
WordPress is one of the most known and used CMS’s across the web and plugins for everything you may need.
If you or your company run an online business and collect data from your customers, you probably already hear about GDPR and the need for companies to comply with it. If not you better start preparing because it came into force 25th may and the fines are no joke. Learn more about GDPR
Imagine if you manage several WordPress websites, and you need to comply all of them to GDPR laws. Sounds hard and tiring, doesn’t it?
Now imagine another scenario where you go to one platform, create a general “Terms and Policies”, and scans the cookies on all your websites for you. It became better didn’t it?
The fact is that is possible and we’ll show you how you can do that with a WordPress plugin.
1 – Add the GetComplied plugin to WordPress
To add the GetComplied plugin you need to access your WordPress back office.
When in the back office access Plugins and Add New. Search for GetComplied, install it and Activate.
2 – Create an account
Go to Create Free Account and register for free.
3 – Add your projects
Go to the projects section, then click on the new button.
Give a name to your project. The project is now in your profile.
Now you are in the edit mode of the added project.
In the info section, you’ll have
- Company details
- DPO and project info fields.
Attention: It’s very important that the domain is correct or else it may cause problems loading the GetComplied form on your website, so make sure the domain (ex: www.example.com) is properly added.
In the settings section, you’ll choose:
- The Languages your website is translated to
- The default language of your website
- The URL for your logo (You can find it on your website by clicking on your company logo and select “Copy Image URL”, then paste it in GetComplied)
- The color in hex format (ex. #57BB82 )
- And your email to notify you about new cookies on your website.
For now, let’s leave the project, click Save button and Close.
4 – Integrate the code
Now that you created everything you need to achieve GDPR compliance in WordPress you can integrate the code you can find in the website in your WordPress plugin.
Go back to GetComplied website in the project section, your code will be there .
Copy only the numbers after the “GC-” in this example, we will only copy the “80204658” and insert it into the WordPress plugin.
Go into your WordPress Back office, go to Settings, GetComplied. When you do that a panel will appear, just paste the code you copied earlier and save changes.
5 – Create policies and add cookies
To add cookies the process is similar to policies.
Click on new cookie, choose the name for the cookie, setup if is a session cookie or the duration of it. Add the purpose of the cookie. For example “Functionality” for an Asp-Session cookie. If it’s a required cookie tick that option. Write a description for your cookie (For more than one languages is like the policies ex: you want to add French and English, so you chose French and edit in French, then chose English and edit in English), save, publish and close.
If your website starts to use more cookies you’ll be notified by email.
Note: To be notified you need to fill the email textbox on Projects > Edit project > Settings.
Policies (Note: Policies are a premium feature)
You need to create some policies and terms to show your customers what they have to agree when giving consent.
If you are not sure how to write strong “Terms and privacy” documents check this sample.
Click on the new policy button, choose a document name, the language you desire to edit (note that when you want multiple languages you have to edit both of them, ex: you want to add French and English, so you chose French and edit in French, then chose English and edit in English) and if it’s required or not (the required refers if it is mandatory for the user to use the website). Once you’ve completed editing your policy click save, publish and close.
6 – Policies, cookies, and Platforms
We have created cookies policies, its time to add them to your project. We also have to add third-party platforms your website may have (ex: google analytics, Google Adwords). GetComplied has more than 400 to integrate.
Go back to projects and click Edit on the desired project.
Go to Policies. And click add.
Add all the policies you created early
Then the process is the same for cookies.
Click add and select the cookies you just created.
Now, let’s add the platforms your website use. Go to platforms click add and chose the ones you use.
The image below shows the analytics example.
Click on analytics, for example, to add or don’t add anything if you don’t use any third parties. And you can save and close your project.
Ok, we’ve added everything the project and now it will show the user in a clear way what he will agree on when click accept on you WordPress website.
Congratulations seem like you finished the way to achieve WordPress GDPR compliance with a plugin.
The GetComplied form must appear on your website now.
Now that you’re done you can start collecting consent from users.
With this WordPress GDPR plugin, you can achieve compliance in a matter of minutes.
If you need help!
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