How to make your WordPress Website EU GDPR Compliance using Total GDPR Compliance Plugin? (Screenshots Included)
As the new privacy law – General Data Protection Regulation has come into the effect, any website serving the EU residents needs to be GDPR complaint. Failure to do so might end up on the wrong side of the law and may have to face a heavy penalty for the non-compliance. Therefore, to avoid the risk of facing such penalty, it is really important to make your website compatible with all the GDPR rules.
If you are a WordPress user then, you will be glad that there are different WordPress plugins available on the internet for making your site compatible with GDPR rules. However, the GDPR rule may be new for many of the users and you might feel difficulties while using the WordPress plugin. So, to help you with it we have prepared a step by step guide (tutorial) for making your site save from all the existing GDPR rules.
The plugin we used in this article is Total GDPR Compliance with is a premium WordPress plugin and is available on CodeCanyon. It has different powerful features and will provide you with various control options to make your site fully GDPR compatible.
Step 1: Installation and Activation
Get the Total GDPR Compliance plugin from the CodeCanyon marketplace at the reasonable price. Then, install it and activate the plugin. If you have any issue on installing the plugin then, you can take the help from the documentation page.
Step 2: About Page
After the installation and activation are done you will see Total GDPR Compliance on the menu bar in your WordPress backend. Click on it to start the working process of the GDPR plugin.
The 1st page you will land is the introductory page that provides the introduction to the GDPR on the website. You can read it to yourself more clear about the GDPR. Also, this page contains the list of basic shortcodes that are available on the plugin.
Step 3: Cookie Templates
From here, you can add the Cookie info on your WordPress website. Just click on the Add New Cookie Info button.
After clicking the button, you will land on Add New Info. Give the title to your Cookie, then title text, general text, and configuration text.
Then, select the layout of your Cookie Notification. The plugin provides you with 3 different layouts along with 30 templates. So, choose the most favorable layout for your WordPress website. Also, set the position where you want your cookie notice to be displayed.
After that, configure all the cookie settings as per your desire.
Step 4: Custom Cookie Template
Here, you can configure and create the custom template. Click on Add New Custom Template button.
After clicking on the button, configure all the available options and save the settings.
Step 5: Cookie Setting
This section will let you enable/disable the cookie info notice on your website. You can enable/disable the cookie notice for desktop and mobile. Moreover, you can set the page where you want your cookie notice to be displayed.
Step 6: Import Cookie
Using this plugin, you can import the cookie notification info in 3 different ways i.e. by using JSON codes, External File or demo.
Step 7: Advanced Cookie
The advanced cookie option will let you add different types of cookie on your website.
The different types of cookie are:
Analytics and Marketing
Step 8: Policies & Terms
This section will let you add the policies and term button on your WordPress website. Just copy the shortcode and paste it on any page, post or custom post type where you want the button to be displayed.
Step 9: User Data Settings
The user data settings section will let you configure data access request, data rectification request, data forget request and data breach notification.
The data access request will let your audience request for gaining the access to their data stored on the website. It consists of different configuration options to create a user-friendly data request form.
From data rectification request form will enable your users to do correction on the data stored on the website. Customize it as per your requirement and display an eye-catching data rectification request form.
The data forget request form will allow your visitors to send the request to delete the data that they had stored. Configure all the option to display a stunning data forget request form on your website.
From the data breach notification tab, you can notify your users by sending emails if there is any breaching of data.
Step 10: Plugin Consents
The plugin consents will let you add a custom checkbox as the user consent approval on different sections of the website and on supported third-party plugins.
The checkbox like the one below will show up if you enable this option.
Step 11: Protected Consents
This section will let you configure some of the site content will be restricted to your users unless they approve to store their data on the website.
Step 12: Services Settings
The services settings will enable you to display a list of services of your website in which the personal data is stored.
Add as many services as you want and display it elegantly on your WordPress website.
In this way, you can make your WordPress website compatible with GDPR law in few minutes. So, if you have made your website follow the GDPR regulation till now, then you can use this plugin and follow the following step to make your website safe from facing a heavy penalty validating the GDPR law.
Hope, this step by step guide is helpful for you to know more about the new regulation that has came in effect recently and how you can secure your site from it.