In this guide we will walk you through how to make your WordPress website GDPR and ePrivacy directive compliant. If you are one of WordPress website owners, then this guide is for you.
To help you get a better overview of cookie consent, we will cover the following topics in this guide:
WordPress is the most popular CMS (content management system) in the world.
WordPress has a 40.3% market share among all CMS (as of February 2021).
And it is growing super fast - just from February 2020 it increased its share from 35.7%. Second place is held by Shopify - but only with 3.3%.
Some of the biggest brands are using WordPress to build their websites and blogs - such as TechCrunch, Microsoft, Etsy, Walt Disney, PlayStation and many others.
WordPress makes it easy to quickly build all types of websites, without a need to code.
To ensure compliance here are some of the documents and legal elements you need on your WordPress website:
As any other website, built on other platforms, WordPress sites require cookie consent as part of GDPR and ePrivacy directive.
WordPress checklist for cookie consent
To ensure cookie compliance on WordPress you need to:
To make your WordPress website GDPR compliant you need to use a cookie plugin.
Legal Monster offers a free and easy to use WordPress plugin.
Legal Monster’s plugin is really easy to install.
One way of keeping track of consents and the evidence you need is through a consent management solution that tracks your cookie consents.
With Legal Monster you can collect and document consent for all cookies used on your site. Our solution detects which cookies you use and collects compliant consents for those. With Legal Monster you get a full audit trail, so you can prove consents to a data authority if you need to.