Last updated on 01 July 2022 by Sara Pegarella (Law school graduate, B.A. in English/Writing. In-house writer at TermsFeed)
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:
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:
Enter an email address where you'd like to receive your Disclaimer and click "Generate."
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.
Here are instructions for how to create a new Disclaimer page for your website hosted on WordPress.
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.
Check our videos on YouTube channel and learn how to link pages on WordPress by using Menus and Widgets:
Download your Disclaimer in multiple file formats.
Scroll down and click on the "Generate files" button to download a Disclaimer agreement in multiple formats:
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.
In the "Link to your Disclaimer" section, click on the green "Copy" button:
If you do not have a Disclaimer agreement, you can create one right now by using our Disclaimer Generator.
Check our videos on YouTube channel and learn how to link pages on WordPress by using Page and Widgets:
Here are instructions for how to link your Disclaimer page URL to your WordPress website by using Widgets and block options in the footer.
In the "Link to your Disclaimer" section, click on the "Copy" button:
If you do not have a Disclaimer you can create one right now by using our Disclaimer Generator.
Check our videos on YouTube channel and learn how to link pages on WordPress by using Page and Menus:
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:
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:
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.
01 July 2022