The following instructions explain how to add a Privacy Policy link to a footer in WordPress website, assuming that your website already has a Privacy Policy Page. If your site doesn’t already have a Privacy Policy Page, one can be added by following the instructions from How to create a Privacy Policy Page for WordPress.

For AccesssPress theme

If your website uses an AccessPress theme then the Privacy Policy link can be added to the footer using the steps outlined below.

  1. Sign into WordPress
  2. Select Appearance -> Select Widgets
  3. On the Widgets page -> Under Available Widgets -> Locate the Text Widget -> Drag the Text Widget and drop it on the Footer 1, Footer 2, Footer 3, or Footer 4
  4. On the Text Widget -> Select the Expand Arrow -> For the Title, enter Support  -> For the Content, enter <a href=”http://www.yoursite.com/privacy-policy”>Privacy Policy</a><br /> -> Select Save

For HoverDroids theme

If your website uses a HoverDroids theme then the Privacy Policy link can be added to the footer using the steps outlined below.

  1. Sign into WordPress
  2. Select Appearance -> Select Widgets
  3. On the Widgets page -> Under Available Widgets -> Locate the Text Widget -> Drag the Text Widget and drop it on the Footer 1, Footer 2, Footer 3, or Footer 4
  4. On the Text Widget -> Select the Expand Arrow -> For the Title, enter Support  -> For the Content, enter <a href=”http://www.yoursite.com/privacy-policy”>Privacy Policy</a><br /> -> Select Save

Using Footer.php

Be wary when modifying footer.php manually because the theme used by your website may dynamically generate the footer code. If it does, you should not modify footer.php directly and should use the same methods used by the theme creator. If your website’s theme only reads footer.php then the Privacy Policy link can be added to the footer using the steps outlined below.

  1. Sign into WordPress
  2. Select Appearance -> Select Editor
  3. On the Editor page -> Under Templates -> Select footer.php -> Select Proceed under Editing this code is highly discouraged. Proceed with caution.
  4. Copy all code from footer.php to a text editor -> Save a backup as footer-bak.php
  5.  Paste <a href=”http://www.yoursite.com/privacy-policy”>Privacy Policy</a><br /> into footer.php
  6. Select Update File

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