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GDPR and Wordpress Themes for Web Hosting Providers


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WordPress reseller hosting themes and the GDPR

May 25, 2018 is just a few days away, so we want to make sure that all our partners learn about what the GDPR is and how it will affect them and their customers.

We’ve already published a detailed review about the new GDPR rules and some of the actions we have undertaken in this respect.

Make sure the Privacy Policy is visible
This one is a quick change to the menus. Simply add the Privacy Policy to any menu you want. You don’t have to edit the text of the actual policy, as it’s provided by us dynamically.

Add a cookie notice
The European Commission considers cookies as personal data, so it’s basically up to the website owners themselves to let their customers know that they will start collecting them.

You can add a custom notice about the presence of cookies on your website, or you can get a custom solution.

There are standalone services such as Cookiebot.com, which can display a customizable notice about the cookie collection on your website.

Some WordPress plugins also offer this functionality. Notable examples include Cookie Notice by dFactory and GDPR .

Do you also run a WordPress store-attached blog?
If you do, and if you allow comments, then you will most likely be collecting personal data.

You can learn more about user rights under the GDPR here:

https://ico.org.uk/for-organisations/guide-to-the-general-data-protection-regulation-gdpr/individual-rights/.

However, WordPress version 4.9.6, which was released on the 17th of May will tackle a lot of the GDPR stuff for you – it will give you the tools to respond to User Access Requests and will make the default comment forms GDPR-compliant.

You can learn more about what is new in WordPress 4.9.6 here:

https://wordpress.org/news/2018/05/wordpress-4-9-6-privacy-and-maintenance-release/.

Our advice? Upgrade to WordPress 4.9.6 as soon as possible.

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