How to Add a Disclaimer to Your WordPress Site

Last updated on 01 July 2022 by Sara Pegarella (Law school graduate, B.A. in English/Writing. In-house writer at TermsFeed)

How to Add a Disclaimer to Your WordPress Site

Adding a disclaimer to your website is a simple yet effective way to communicate important information to your site visitors. Disclaimers can also help limit your legal liability in certain cases. While not every website or blog will necessarily need a disclaimer, some certainly should have one.

Common types of websites that should definitely have a disclaimer include sites where:

  • Medical or health advice or information is shared
  • Financial or investment tips are offered
  • Instructions or step-by-step guides are made available
  • Products are sold
  • Personal opinions are shared
  • Affiliate links are embedded

For examples of common disclaimers and an explanation of the benefits of each, check out our article on Disclaimer Examples. For assistance creating your disclaimer, our Sample Disclaimer Template is a popular resource.

Our Disclaimer Generator can generate a legal disclaimer for your business, website or mobile app. Just follow these steps:

  1. At Step 1, select where your Disclaimer will be used.
  2. TermsFeed Disclaimer Generator: Where will your Disclaimer be used on - Step 1

  3. At Step 2, add in information about your website/app and business.
  4. TermsFeed Disclaimer Generator: Add your website/app business information - Step 2

  5. Answer some questions about your business practices.
  6. TermsFeed Disclaimer Generator: Answer questions about business practices - Step 3

  7. Enter an email address where you'd like to receive your Disclaimer and click "Generate."

    TermsFeed Disclaimer Generator: Enter your email address - Step 4

    Done! You'll be able to instantly access and download your new Disclaimer.

Once you have your disclaimer ready to be displayed, here's how you can add it to your WordPress site for maximum effectiveness. First, we'll show you how to create a disclaimer page, where the text of your disclaimer will go. Then we'll show you how to link that page to your WordPress site's footer or other menu area.


How to Create a Disclaimer Page on WordPress

Here are instructions for how to create a new Disclaimer page for your website hosted on WordPress.

  1. Log in to WordPress
  2. Dashboard > Pages > Add New
  3. TermsFeed WP.com website: Dashboard menu Pages - Add New

  4. Add "Disclaimer" as the title:
  5. TermsFeed WP.com website: Pages - add Disclaimer title

  6. Now you need to add text to your Disclaimer page.

    If you do not have a Disclaimer, you can use our Disclaimer Generator and create it within minutes.

    Here, we'll show how you can easily just copy-paste text from our generator into your WP website.

  7. Go to the TermsFeed App and log in.
  8. In the header menu, choose "Agreements & Policies."
  9. Click on "Download" on "Disclaimer" card.
  10. Under the "Copy your Disclaimer" section, click on "Copy this to clipboard"
  11. TermsFeed App: Disclaimer Download page - Copy your Disclaimer section highlighted

  12. Go back to the WP Page editor and paste it in the page content area:
  13. TermsFeed WP.com website: Disclaimer Page Editor - Paste option highlighted

  14. When done, click "Publish" and your page will be live:
  15. TermsFeed WP.com website: Disclaimer page - Publish option highlighted

You're done!

Want more?

Check our videos on YouTube channel and learn how to link pages on WordPress by using Menus and Widgets:

  • How to Link to a Disclaimer URL using Menus on WordPress
  • How to Link to a Disclaimer URL using Widgets on WordPress

Bonus tip:

Download your Disclaimer in multiple file formats.

TermsFeed App: Disclaimer Download page - Download your Disclaimer in multiple formats option

Scroll down and click on the "Generate files" button to download a Disclaimer agreement in multiple formats:

  • HTML
  • DOCX
  • Plain Text
  • Markdown

Here are instructions for how to link your Terms and Conditions page URL in the footer of your website by using Menus and Custom Links on WordPress.

  1. Log in to your WordPress website.
  2. Go to Dashboard > Appearances > Menus:
  3. TermsFeed WP.com website: Dashboard - Appearances - Menus highlighted

  4. In the Menus editor, under the Menu structure section, type your Menu Name (for example, "Footer") and click Save Menu:
  5. TermsFeed WP.com website: Menus Editor - Name Menu field highlighted

  6. Next, in the section on the left side called Add menu items, click on Custom Links:
  7. TermsFeed WP.com website: Menus Editor - Add menu items - Custom links field highlighted

  8. In order to get the Disclaimer URL link that is hosted on our site you'll need to go to the TermsFeed Generators App and go to the Download page.
  9. In the "Link to your Disclaimer" section, click on the green "Copy" button:

    TermsFeed Generators App: Disclaimer Download Page - Link to hosted Disclaimer URL copy option highlighted

    If you do not have a Disclaimer agreement, you can create one right now by using our Disclaimer Generator.

  10. Go back to the Menus Editor and paste your Disclaimer URL to the URL link field. Type Disclaimer in the URL text field and click the Add to menu button:
  11. TermsFeed WP.com website: Menus Editor - Custom Links added Disclaimer URL and text and Add to Menu button highlighted

  12. Next, check the Footer Menu box under Menu Settings and click Save Menu:
  13. TermsFeed WP.com website: Menus Editor - Footer checked and Save Menu button highlighted

You're done!

Want more?

Check our videos on YouTube channel and learn how to link pages on WordPress by using Page and Widgets:

  • How to Create a Disclaimer Page on WordPress
  • How to Link to a Disclaimer URL using Widgets on WordPress

Here are instructions for how to link your Disclaimer page URL to your WordPress website by using Widgets and block options in the footer.

  1. Log in to your WordPress website.
  2. Go to Dashboard > Appearances > Widgets:
  3. TermsFeed WP.com website: Dashboard - Appearances - Widgets highlighted

  4. In the Widget editor, click the "+" sign:
  5. TermsFeed WP.com website: Widgets Editor - plus option highlighted

  6. Click Widget Group:
  7. TermsFeed WP.com website: Widgets Editor - Widget group block highlighted

  8. Click on the "+" sign:
  9. TermsFeed WP.com website: Widgets Editor - Widget group plus option highlighted

  10. Add a Paragraph block:
  11. TermsFeed WP.com website: Widgets Editor - Widget group paragraph block highlighted

  12. When the new section is added, name your group (for example, "Legal") and type Disclaimer:
  13. TermsFeed WP.com website: Widgets Editor - Widget group Disclaimer block with text added highlighted

  14. Select it and click the link icon under formatting options:
  15. TermsFeed WP.com website: Widgets Editor - Widget group paragraph block with Disclaimer selected and link icon highlighted

  16. The new field for adding the URL will open:
  17. TermsFeed WP.com website: Widgets Editor - Widget group paragraph block with add Disclaimer URL highlighted

  18. Go to the TermsFeed App Download page.
  19. In the "Link to your Disclaimer" section, click on the "Copy" button:

    TermsFeed Generators App: Disclaimer Download Page - Link to hosted Disclaimer URL copy option highlighted

    If you do not have a Disclaimer you can create one right now by using our Disclaimer Generator.

  20. Go back to the widget and paste your Disclaimer URL and click enter:
  21. TermsFeed WP.com website: Widgets Editor - Widget group paragraph block with added Disclaimer URL link option highlighted

  22. Click on the "Update" button:
  23. TermsFeed WP.com website: Widgets Editor - Widget group paragraph block with linked Disclaimer URL added and Update button highlighted

You're done!

Want more?

Check our videos on YouTube channel and learn how to link pages on WordPress by using Page and Menus:

  • How to Create a Disclaimer Page on WordPress
  • How to Link to a Disclaimer URL using Menus on WordPress

On-Page and In-Post Disclaimers

On-Page and In-Post Disclaimers

Linking to your Disclaimer in a site footer or sidebar menu is a universal, smart way to make sure your disclaimer is noticeable and easily accessible. However, sometimes you may need or want to include your disclaimer directly in the text of a blog post, article or page on your blog.

For example, if you create a post that has affiliate links, you're required by the FTC to make sure that the post is clearly labeled as having affiliate links. One way to do this is to include a link directly within the post that goes to the Disclaimer page you just created.

Here's how Katie over at the Wellness Mama blog discloses that posts contain affiliate links. She adds this statement at the beginning of articles where they're sure to be noticed, and links off to her affiliate policy page:

Wellness Mama blog article with affiliate link disclosure and policy link highlighted

You could do something similar with your posts and link to the Disclaimer page you learned to create earlier in the article. This method works well regardless of what type of disclaimer you use.

After you create the Disclaimer or Disclaimers that you'd like (or need) on your WordPress website:

  • Create a Disclaimer page in your WordPress Dashboard
  • Link this page to a static area of your site (footer, sidebar, etc.) via your WordPress Dashboard
  • For added transparency, link your Disclaimer page within your individual posts or to other pages of your WordPress website

Create Privacy Policy, Terms & Conditions and other legal agreements in a few minutes. Free to use, free to download.

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Sara Pegarella

Sara Pegarella

Law school graduate, B.A. in English/Writing. In-house writer at TermsFeed

This article is not a substitute for professional legal advice. This article does not create an attorney-client relationship, nor is it a solicitation to offer legal advice.