[Resolved] Adding a comment privacy checkbox to my theme’s comment form

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  • #610402
    Anita

    I’m trying to get my site GDPR updated and need to add a privacy checkbox to my comments section. It shows up with a WordPress default setting, but not with GeneratePress. How do I fix this to be compliant with the new laws?

    Will I have to do this on each individual site?

    Anita

    GeneratePress 2.1.2
    #610555
    David
    Staff
    Customer Support

    Hi Anita,

    can you clarify what your expectations are? I am not clear on what you need from GeneratePress. Let me know.

    #611157
    Anita

    Apparently, we have to have a check box for our comments sections that a visitor is supposed to tick, showing they consent to having their info saved for the next time they comment. This check box shows up on the default WordPress themes, but not on some other themes, which includes GeneratePress.

    We’re supposed to search out the code that suppresses the consent box and replace it with code that lets it show up. Here’s the article I’m working from.
    <li>http://www.wpbeginner.com/wp-themes/how-to-add-a-gdpr-comment-privacy-opt-in-checkbox-in-wordpress/</li>

    I am not really techy with this sort of stuff, so I really don’t know where I’m supposed to look for the file I’m supposed to amend. I have, in the past, had to change something under the hood so to speak, but I’ve forgotten a lot of what I’d learned at the time.

    If I can’t figure it out, I’m just going to disallow comments for the time being. Not really a big deal, since no one is beating down the door to do that.

    #611167
    Tom
    Lead Developer
    Lead Developer

    The checkbox was added in GP 2.1.2. Make sure you’re up to date 🙂

    #611635
    Anita

    I am up to date! I update as soon as one comes around. And that stupid box is now showing. Can’t miss those big bold letters! So I know it wasn’t there when I posted!

    Sorry to have troubled you! Thanks for your patience!

    #611864
    Tom
    Lead Developer
    Lead Developer

    No problem! Glad I could help 🙂

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