How to make your WordPress Website EU GDPR Compliance using Total GDPR Compliance Plugin? (Screenshots Included)

How to make your WordPress Website GDPR Compatible using Total GDPR Compliance Plugin?
How to make your WordPress Website GDPR Compatible using Total GDPR Compliance Plugin?

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 a 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 of $18. 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.

Total GDPR Compliance - WordPress Plugin for GDPR Compatibility
Total GDPR Compliance – WordPress Plugin for GDPR Compatibility

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.

Total GDPR Compliance About
Total GDPR Compliance: About Page

Step 3: Cookie Templates

Total GDPR Compliance: Cookie Templates
Total GDPR Compliance: 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.

Total GDPR Compliance Add Edit Cookie Template Content
Total GDPR Compliance: Add Edit Cookie Template Content

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.

Total GDPR Compliance: Add Edit Cookie Template Layout
Total GDPR Compliance: Add Edit Cookie Template Layout

After that, configure all the cookie settings as per your desire.

Total GDPR Compliance: Add Edit Cookie Template Extra
Total GDPR Compliance: Add Edit Cookie Template Extra

Step 4: Custom Cookie Template

Here, you can configure and create the custom template. Click on Add New Custom Template button.

Total GDPR Compliance: Custom Templates
Total GDPR Compliance: Custom Templates

After clicking on the button, configure all the available options and save the settings.

Total GDPR Compliance: Add Edit Custom Cookie Template
Total GDPR Compliance: Add Edit Custom Cookie Template

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.

Total GDPR Compliance: Cookie Setting
Total GDPR Compliance: Cookie Setting

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.

Total GDPR Compliance: Import Cookie
Total GDPR Compliance: Import Cookie

Step 7: Advanced Cookie

The advanced cookie option will let you add different types of cookie on your website.

Total GDPR Compliance: Advanced Cookie
Total GDPR Compliance: Advanced Cookie

The different types of cookie are:

Necessary

Total GDPR Compliance: Necessary
Total GDPR Compliance: Necessary

Analytics and Marketing

Total GDPR Compliance: Analytics and Marketing
Total GDPR Compliance: Analytics and Marketing

Advertisement

Total GDPR Compliance: Advertisement
Total GDPR Compliance: Advertisement

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.

Total GDPR Compliance: Policies and Terms
Total GDPR Compliance: Policies and Terms

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.

Total GDPR Compliance: User Data Access Request
Total GDPR Compliance: User Data Access Request

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.

Total GDPR Compliance: User Data Recification Request
Total GDPR Compliance: User Data Rectification Request

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.

Total GDPR Compliance: User Data Forget Request
Total GDPR Compliance: User Data Forget Request

From the data breach notification tab, you can notify your users by sending emails if there is any breaching of data.

Total GDPR Compliance: User Data Breach Notification
Total GDPR Compliance: User Data Breach Notification

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.

Total GDPR Compliance: Plugin Consents
Total GDPR Compliance: Plugin Consents

The checkbox like the one below will show up if you enable this option.

Total GDPR Compliance: Login Form
Total GDPR Compliance: Login Form

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.

Total GDPR Compliance: Protected Contents
Total GDPR Compliance: Protected Contents

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.

Total GDPR Compliance: Service Settings
Total GDPR Compliance: Service Settings

Add as many services as you want and display it elegantly on your WordPress website.

Total GDPR Compliance: Services
Total GDPR Compliance: Services

Wrapping Up

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.

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