WordPress - How to Create a Privacy Policy Page


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If your wordpress website requires a privacy policy page, this article is for you. If you want to hire a web developer or designer, then please hire Neogain.http://www.neogain.com

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WordPress - How to Create a Privacy Policy Page

  1. 1. <ul><li>WordPress – How to Create a Privacy Policy Page </li></ul>
  2. 2. <ul><li>Now chances are many of you reading this will need a privacy policy page. </li></ul><ul><li>For instance those with Google Adsense on their websites, definitely need a privacy policy to comply with Google’s terms and conditions. </li></ul><ul><li>Need a Web Developer and Designer ? </li></ul><ul><li>Hire Neogain. </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>This article doesn’t cover the actual content of a privacy policy page, but how you can place one into a self-hosted WordPress page. </li></ul><ul><li>Breaking this article down it specifically covers excluding a page from a navigation menu, creating the page and then placing the link. </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>How to exclude certain pages from your navigation menu. </li></ul><ul><li>There are many circumstances when you want to create a page, but not to include it in your navigation menu. </li></ul><ul><li>By default WordPress doesn’t give you this option, however with a help of a free WordPress plugin you can easily provide this feature. </li></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>How to install the ‘Exclude Pages’ WordPress plugin: </li></ul><ul><li>1. Visit: http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/exclude-pages/ and download the plugin. </li></ul><ul><li>2. Extract the files from the archive and then upload the folder ‘exclude-pages’ and the files within the folder to /wp-content/plugins/ </li></ul><ul><li>3. From your WordPress dashboard select ‘Plugins’ and then In the new window select ‘inactive’. </li></ul><ul><li>4. Now you can activate the ‘Exclude Pages’ plugin. </li></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>How to use the ‘Exclude Pages’ plugin: </li></ul><ul><li>1. Open a page for editing via the WordPress dashboard. </li></ul><ul><li>2. From the right hand area untick ‘Include this page in list of pages’. </li></ul><ul><li>3. Update / </li></ul>
  7. 7. <ul><li>How to create and place a ‘Privacy Policy’ page. </li></ul><ul><li>Now the first concern should actually be where are you going to place this web page? </li></ul><ul><li>Many website owners don’t want it distracting people from their main navigation website links (why the exclude pages plugin comes in handy), so how about in the footer perhaps? </li></ul><ul><li>Save your page. </li></ul>
  8. 8. <ul><li>How to place a page link in your WordPress footer: </li></ul><ul><li>1. Using FTP browse to your theme directory i.e. /wp-content/themes/yourtheme and make the footer.php file is writable, by right clicking on the file and changing the settings to 777. </li></ul><ul><li>2. Now in the WordPress dashboard select ‘Editor’ from within the ‘Appearance’ selection on the left hand side. </li></ul><ul><li>3. Now select the ‘footer.php’ file for editing from the right hand side. </li></ul>
  9. 9. <ul><li>4. Find the appropriate div layer and paste <a href=”http://yourwebsite.com/privacy-policy/”>Privacy Policy</a> </li></ul><ul><li>5. Update the file, then via ftp make the file read-only again. i.e. access settings 644 </li></ul><ul><li>Note: In the instructions above privacy-policy is the suggested name of the privacy policy page. </li></ul>
  10. 10. <ul><li>Now you need to create the actually ‘Privacy Policy’ page: </li></ul><ul><li>1. Create a new page and call it Privacy Policy. </li></ul><ul><li>2. If you don’t already have a Privacy Policy written and you require one for Google Adsense you might find the free policy here suitable: http://www.jensense.com/2009/04/03/new-adsense-privacy-policy-sample-with-interest-based-targeting-included/ </li></ul>
  11. 11. <ul><li>3. If you installed the ‘Exclude Pages’ plugin you can select to not include the page it in your navigation, from a right hand side window. </li></ul><ul><li>4. Now you can publish the page. </li></ul>
  12. 12. <ul><li>Conclusion </li></ul><ul><li>The end result if you followed this article, is that a privacy policy page now exists for your website, but doesn’t appear in a main menu, but instead a link from your footer, so as not to distract visitors from your main objectives. </li></ul><ul><li>How to build a website ? </li></ul><ul><li>Hire Neogain to develop your website. </li></ul>