4 Legal Pages Your WordPress Site Needs –

4 Legal Pages Your WordPress Site Needs - WP Mayor

There is a lot of content you need to have in place when first launching your WordPress site. In your rush to put together an appealing homepage, write a compelling About section, and make sure your blog or product categories are navigable, it’s easy to overlook the need for legal pages.

While they may not help you land conversions, these key pages can provide vital protection for you and your brand. If you implement them correctly, they can save you from minor fees and major lawsuits alike.

In this post, we’ll introduce you to four standard legal pages for WordPress sites. We’ll explain what each should contain, what types of websites need them, and how to craft your own. Let’s dive right in!

1. Privacy Policy

A Privacy Policy informs users how you collect and utilize their data on your site. There are several regulations that require this legal page, most notably the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

If you’re running a small blog or business site, you might not think much about user data. However, at the very least you’re probably gathering some information on your site’s visitors through Google Analytics using plugins such as Monster Insights.

You may also collect comments for spam filtering, gather email addresses for your newsletter, use cookies to speed up your site’s login process, or even store payment information for e-commerce purposes. Users need to know all of this.

The most assured way to create any legal page for your WordPress site is to work with a lawyer. However, there are many Privacy Policy templates available online. In fact, WordPress comes with one included. You can find it by going to Settings > Privacy:

You can also use a platform such as Iubenda to generate the necessary content.

2. Terms and Conditions

You’re likely familiar with Terms and Conditions pages from various services you’ve signed up for. Social media platforms, app stores, and many other websites across the internet have them and require you to acknowledge that you’ve read (or at least scrolled to the bottom of) them:

The Apple Media Services Terms and Conditions.

In short, this is a contract between you and your users. Two of the most basic pieces of information to include are any registration requirements (such as fees and password policies) and guidelines for the use of your website (for example, not allowing users to post anything illegal in the comments section).

A Terms and Conditions page is important for protecting you from liability issues and abuses of your services. Any website will benefit from having one, but they’re especially important for Software as a Service (SaaS) brands, membership sites, and online marketplaces.

To create yours,

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This article was written by Will Morris and originally published on WP Mayor.

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