WEBFI-WordPress-How to Add a Privacy Policy in WordPress

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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  • MD Asad on September 2, 2019

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

  • Kleinfeld Technical Services on September 2, 2019

    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.

  • Deep Space on September 4, 2019

    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?

  • astucesmultiples on November 13, 2019


  • Watanabe Shirai on December 23, 2019

    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?

  • Intermidia Agency on January 8, 2020

    HI do you have any tips to Terms and Condictions ?

  • Fumio Toki on January 10, 2020


  • Darshan Singh on January 30, 2020

    Thanks, very useful information.

  • John Green on February 2, 2020

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

  • Nan Jenkins on March 19, 2020

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

  • Keith Silvas on April 21, 2020

    Thank you for the help!

  • Sujan Dhakal on April 30, 2020


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

  • Jason Million on May 10, 2020


  • David Trimm on May 19, 2020

    Excellent – thank you very much

  • abhay parihar on May 28, 2020

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

  • daph ara on October 4, 2020

    thank you so much

  • Harrison Real on October 16, 2020

    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

  • Makwentong Bata on November 3, 2020

    Is this available for free plans?

  • Gary W. Feather on December 23, 2020

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 Some of this is out of date.

  • Ethan Stocker on December 30, 2020

    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?

  • praise nimmy on January 5, 2021

    Thank you so much. Easy to understand.

  • MIRZA DIGITAL MARKETING on February 12, 2021

    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

  • florence esther on March 12, 2021


  • Paul on March 12, 2021

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

  • A Greek in Norway on April 7, 2021

    I love your voice 🙂

  • Emil Eugene on April 12, 2021


  • Liaqat Nasim on April 16, 2021

    Superb…. you saved my day 🙂

  • theCoderRaj on May 18, 2021


  • Melanie Lloyd on May 26, 2021

    Great tutorial!

  • Liv Beteta on June 27, 2021

    This was posted in 2019, would you recommend this same Plug In? Thanks a ton!

  • Town of adventures on June 30, 2021

    Useful! Thanks for the video!

  • Nosheen on July 3, 2021

    Super easy to understand…Thank you

  • Rofhiwa Muthubi on July 27, 2021

    Thanks a lot, very easy and useful. 👌🏾👌🏾

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