Are you looking to add a privacy policy to your WordPress site? A privacy policy tells your visitors what information you collect when they visit your site. In this video, we’ll show you how to add a privacy policy to your WordPress site!

WordPress has a built in template that you can start with by logging into your site, going under Settings, Privacy and it should bring up a page with the option to either select an already created page or create a brand new page. Either choose a page or create a new one to begin setting up your privacy policy.

If you’re creating a new page WordPress will bring you to the page where you can begin to edit each section based on the specific needs of your site. It will act the same as any other page in terms of publishing options that you can use.

With that page set up, you now want to give your users a method to display it. You could either add it to a menu or if your theme has a footer widget area, add it to your footer for your visitors.

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    24 replies to "How to Add a Privacy Policy in WordPress"

    • Melanie Lloyd

      Great tutorial!

    • Liaqat Nasim

      Superb…. you saved my day 🙂

    • A Greek in Norway

      I love your voice 🙂

    • Paul

      I dont have the Privacy option in my settings, but many others, that don't show in your Menu…
      how is that possible?


      I applied for privacy policy on my website but there is one big, X symbol on my website down side which make my side look bad and also homd screen shifted left side and likd Home, contact about dissappear from my website..
      Could you help me please

    • praise nimmy

      Thank you so much. Easy to understand.

    • Ethan Stocker

      Great video! I am following all of the steps, when I add a navigation menu to the footer widget and then add the privacy policy it does not appear on the footer on my website. Is there anything anyone would suggest to do?

    • Gary W. Feather

      Can you do a new version? Some of this is out of date.

    • Makwentong Bata

      Is this available for free plans?

    • Harrison Real

      My settings menu is different. It's the same down to Media and it's followed by Sharing, Polls, Ratings, AdControl, Email Post Changes and Webhooks.

      No Permalinks or Privacy options, can you tell me where to find the Privacy option please?

      I am using

    • daph ara

      thank you so much

    • abhay parihar

      can i use default privacy policy page by wordpress without adding anything to it?

    • David Trimm

      Excellent – thank you very much

    • Sensational Custom logo animation Intros

      yes but I didn't see the( footer in my WordPress how can I get it again

    • Keith Silvas

      Thank you for the help!

    • Nan Jenkins

      I didn't find this helpful only because I want to put he privacy policy in the bottom footer. Otherwise good video!

    • John Green

      you spelt Privacy as Pirvacy? but! still very useful Thank you.

    • Darshan Singh

      Thanks, very useful information.

    • Intermidia Agency

      HI do you have any tips to Terms and Condictions ?

    • Watanabe Shirai

      I believe the default "Privacy Policy" of WordPress covers all basic stuff, right? For instance if you are running a real estate site, would it be necessary to edit anything there?

    • Charlotte Jane Pacatang

      I can’t find privacy setting.

    • Deep Space

      Hey WPBeginner! Do you know if I need a sitemap.xml file for a WordPress site? I use Yoast SEO but I'm not sure ıf they take care of that?

    • Kleinfeld Technical Services

      You ended up with two entries in the footer for Privacy Policy. I suspect you should not have added it in both the widgets and menu screens.

    • MD Asad

      It's very helpful. Thanks to wpbeginer for making these kind of video tutorial.

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