WPLegalPages: A WordPress plugin for generating legal pages

WPLegalPages: A WordPress plugin for generating legal pages

In most countries, website owners are legally required to display some legal info on the websites they own. It can be under the form of "terms of services", "affiliate disclosure" or more. But since webmasters and developers aren't lawyers, let's take a look at a WordPress plugin of which purpose is to help you creating and managing those pages: WPLegalPages.


What is WPLegalPages?

As its name suggests, WPLegalPages is a WordPress plugin made to easily create and manage legal pages on your website.

The plugin exists in both free and premium versions. The premium version contains a total of 24 legal templates (soon 25+) so you can face any kind of law regulating online publishing. The templates available are the following:

  • California Privacy Rights
  • Digital Goods Refund Policy template
  • COPPA – Children’s Online Privacy Policy template
  • Terms
  • Terms of Use
  • Linking Policy
  • External Links Policy
  • Terms and Conditions
  • Refund Policy
  • Affiliate Disclosure
  • Privacy Policy
  • Affiliate Agreement
  • Facebook Privacy Policy
  • Earnings Disclaimer
  • Antispam
  • Double DART Cookies
  • Disclaimer Template
  • FTC Statement Template
  • Medical Disclaimer Template
  • Testimonials Disclosure – As per FTC guidelines
  • Amazon Affiliate Disclosure Template
  • DMCA Policy Template
  • Blog Comments Policy
  • Newsletter: Subscription and Disclaimer Template

All of the aforementioned templates have been approved by a lawyer, to make sure users are covered.

The plugin also implements some useful features: you can require visitors agree to your terms of use (or any legal page you need to) before they are able to visit your site. WordPress shortcodes are also integrated heavily into the plugin, making the display of your legal notices even easier.

Why are legal pages needed?

Depending on your location, your audience, and the purpose of your website, there are laws that apply to you. For example, if your website is US based and is used by children under 13 years of age, you are legally required to follow COPPA, a law detailing what a website operator must include in a privacy policy, when and how to seek verifiable consent from a parent or guardian, and what responsibilities an operator has to protect children’s privacy and safety online including restrictions on the marketing of those under 13.

Another example: if your business is based in the European Union, you are required to follow the European cookie law, and make consumers aware of how information about them is collected and used online, and give them a choice to allow it or not.

Failure in following laws that apply to you is indeed illegal, and can as well ruin your chances to make business with many big internet names such as Google or Clickbank. For instance, Google requires Adsense publishers to display proper legal pages on their websites in order to take part in their program.

How does WPLegalPages work?

So, how does WP Legal work, and how well does it work? In order to give it a try, I installed the plugin on my test server (kindly provided by Kinsta.com) and generated a few legal pages that would be useful on the sites I manage.

Once you have installed the plugin successfully, simply click on the “Legal Pages” item from the WordPress dashboard menu. You will be prompted to enter your site info, so the plugin can output accurate information about your business:

Click on Save, and you’re ready to generate the legal pages your site needs. To do so, simply select a type of legal page on the right, and you’ll be able to instantly see its future content. You can then copy/paste it anywhere on your website, or click the Publish button to automatically generate a new page containing your legal info.

That’s basically it. Within a few minutes, you are able to generate as many legal pages as your site requires, thanks to this handy plugin.

Conclusion

To sum it up, WPLegalPages offers a quick, easy and painless solution to a problem most site owners are encountering.

I’ve enjoyed the ease of use of the plugin, and how fast it is to generate valid legal pages without spending hours on it and requiring help from a lawyer.

And at last but not least, some good news for those who would like to get the premium version of the plugin, you can actually get a flat 30% discount on cart price by using the coupon code: 30OFF.