How to Add GDPR Consent Checkboxes to Divi Theme

by Last Updated: Oct 8, 2023Blog, Divi theme

In this article, I’m going to explain how you can add GDPR consent checkboxes to your Divi contact form modules or Bloom email optins. I will also explain how to add it to your comments fields. And I will explain how you can add a link to your privacy policy page next to these checkboxes, too.


GDPR Consent Checkbox Divi Contact Form


So the first thing that you need to do if you want to add a GDPR consent checkbox to your contact form is to open the module’s settings and add a new field to it. Then choose “Checkboxes” as the type of this field and there you go. You can add custom text to this checkbox option. And you can also add a link to the checkbox text by clicking on the hyperlink icon. This can be used to link to your privacy policy page.


Custom Field Contact Form


As for Bloom, the Elegant Themes email optin plugin, the process is almost the same. Just go to the design settings of your Bloom optin and add a new custom field. You can find a complete tutorial for this in the ET documentation. It explains it all very nicely.

I would also like to mention that if you have comments enabled on your blog, like I have, the Akismet plugin will automatically add the consent disclaimer to your comments forms, as well. You can check it at the bottom of this page (it also links to my privacy policy page) – So if you use Akismet, you don’t have to worry about this.

Also, I would like to say that if you are collecting personal details from your clients, your prospects or your subscribers that may be from the EU, you are required to have a privacy policy page on your website, too. Thankfully, WordPress has made this pretty easy for us, as with their 4.9.6 core update (that was released on May 17, 2018), you can create your privacy policy page easily from your WP admin panel by going to Settings > Privacy. You will find there a page with text that is already preformatted. Just customize it to fit your needs.


Privacy Policy Settings WordPress


You can read more about all these Divi GDPR options in this Elegant Themes blog post.

In my next article, I will share a tip on how to add cookies consent bar to your WordPress website. I will give you some tips and tell which plugin I use for it. And I have also written another article that explains how you can avoid using a cookie consent banner on your website by using a privacy-friendly Google Analytics alternative. Feel free to check it out.

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Author: Andrej

WordPress expert. Divi user since 2014. I blog about WordPress and Divi, my favorite WordPress theme. When I’m not working with WordPress or writing an article for this blog, I’m probably learning Italian. You can read more about me here.