To create the policy, you’ll need to know how it works and what information you’ll need to put into the statement. The Better Business Bureau has a good sample layout for you to use as a guideline. However, you can probably find more samples online.
Take the time to create a policy that protects yourself as well as your visitors. You want everyone to feel safe when using your website, and covering all contingencies may take a bit of planning.
From the WordPress dashboard, click on Pages and select the Add New option. This is located in the left column of the admin screen.
Once you’re done creating the policy, click on the “Publish” button.
Now, the statement is live and ready for visitors. However, it’s not yet quite visible enough. This is especially true if you disabled turning new pages into menu items.
Because the footer is one of the most common places for the policy, let’s create a link in this section. This will require access to the foot segment of your website. If you don’t have access to the foot or if it’s blank, you may want to consider installing a new theme into WordPress.
A lot of themes give you access to sidebars, content areas, headers and the footer.
In this next part, you’re going to create a custom menu for your website. Click on Appearances and select the Menus option.
Once the menu is saved, click on Appearances and select the Widgets option. In this section, you’re going to add widgets to customize the appearance of your site.
The Widgets section is separated by two areas: widgets and locations. Using a drag-and-drop interface, you pull widgets from the list on the left and drop them into the locations on the right. This section may include Sidebar, Content, Header or Footer. Unfortunately, not all themes are designed the same way.
For instance, I am using the BusinessBuilder theme which has access to three footer areas. It also has a Search element in the first Footer component. If your theme has this, click on Search.
Delete the Search option and drag the Custom Menu widget into Footer area.
Click on the Save button when you are done.
Keep Your Visitors Informed
Think of it this way; don’t you feel safer knowing how your favorite online store uses and stores your personal data?
Author: Josh Dargie
My name is Josh Dargie and I’m the Operations Manager at GreenGeeks. I’ve been with the company since 2009. I have over 16 years of experience working with and for various web hosting providers specifically in development, day-to-day operations and customer service.