How to Add a Privacy Policy in WordPress?

This step-by-step guide will walk you through how you can create and add a personalized privacy policy for your WordPress site in minutes.

To begin with, sign up on WebsitePolicies or login if you already have an account.

Create a Privacy Policy For Your WordPress Website

Step 1: From your dashboard, click on the “Create new policy” button and choose “Privacy Policy.”

policy generator dashboard with create new policy button in green

Step 2: Start filling out the questionnaire and click “Next” to continue to the next set of questions to complete creating your privacy policy.

create privacy policy questionnaire with next button in green

Step 3: Once the Privacy Policy is generated, click on the “Add to my website” button. You may also customize the policy’s appearance and add custom clauses if you prefer before adding it to your site.

completed privacy policy with different options such as add to my website button in green, re-run questionnaire button, customize style button, custom clauses button and delete policy

Step 4: Choose from the available options to add the policy to your WordPress website.

four different options on how to add your privacy policy

Embed a Privacy Policy on Your WordPress Website

Step 1: Log in to your WordPress dashboard. On the left-hand menu, go to “Pages” and click “Add New Page.”

wordpress dashboard with highlighted pages section and an add a new page selected

Step 2: Under the “Add a page” menu, choose “Blank page” and enter “Privacy Policy” as a page title.

add a page pop-up menu with a highlighted blank page

Step 3: A “+” icon appears as you hover on the page. Click it to open all the block options, then find and select “Custom HTML.”

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Step 4: Retrieve your Privacy Policy and copy the code under “1. Embed policy on a page” by clicking “Copy to clipboard.”

embed policy on a page (recommended) option with codes and a copy to clipboard button in green

Step 5: Return to your WordPress account. While on the “Privacy Policy” page, paste the code into the HTML block, and click “Save draft.”

worpress editor with a highlighted textbox filled with codes and save draft button highlighted on upper right

Link to a Privacy Policy From Your WordPress Website

Step 1: On the side panel of your WordPress dashboard, go to “Appearance” and click “Menus.”

appearance tab with highlighted menus

Step 2: On the “Add menu items,” click “Custom Links.”

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Step 3: Retrieve your Privacy Policy and copy the code under “3. Link to policy” by clicking “Copy to clipboard.”

link to policy option with codes and a copy to clipboard button in green

Step 4: Return to your WordPress site. Paste the code under the “URL” textbox and type “Privacy Policy” in the “Link Text” field. Once done, click the “Add to Menu” button.

highlighted custom links tab with a URL textbox and textbox named privacy policy underneath is add to menu button

Copy & Paste a Privacy Policy to Your WordPress Website

Step 1: In your WordPress dashboard, go to the side panel and click “Pages,” then select “Add New Page.”

wordpress dashboard with highlighted pages section and an add a new page selected

Step 2: Choose “Blank page” under the “Add a page” menu, and enter “Privacy Policy” for the title.

add a page pop-up menu with a highlighted blank page

Step 3: Retrieve your Privacy Policy and copy the code under “4. Copy & paste policy” by clicking “Copy to clipboard.” You can choose from either “HTML format” or “Plain text format.”

copy & paste policy option with codes and a copy to clipboard button in green

Step 4: Return to your WordPress site. While on the “Privacy Policy” page, paste the code into a “Paragraph” block. Click “Save draft” once done.

worpress editor with a highlighted textbox filled with privacy policy and save draft button highlighted on upper right