How to Add Terms and Conditions to Your WordPress Site

How to Add Terms and Conditions to Your WordPress Site

While you aren't required by law (even the GDPR) or any third parties to have a Terms and Conditions agreement (T&C), you should still consider including one with your WordPress site.

Here's why:

Terms and Conditions agreements can provide a number of really great benefits, such as giving you the right to restrict certain activities on your site and ban abusive accounts. You can also limit your legal liability.

The more complex your website is, the more beneficial a T&C will be. For example, if you allow users to sign up for accounts, allow user-generated content or sell things on your website, you're definitely going to want a T&C to help manage the use of all of those features and functions.

Now that you're convinced, it's time to add your T&C to your WordPress website. If you don't have a T&C yet, don't worry. We'll help you with that, too.

Don't have a T&C yet? Check out our T&C Generator and we'll help you solve that problem in no time.

Then, you'll be ready to follow these steps to add your T&C to your Wordpress.

Adding the T&C Page

  1. Open up your WP Dashboard. That's the place where everything happens from.
  2. Screenshot of WordPress main Dashboard

  3. Hover your mouse over Pages in the Dashboard menu and click Add New in the submenu that opens.
  4. Screenshot of WordPress Dashboard Pages menu

  5. Name your page "Terms and Conditions" and paste the text of your agreement in the open white space.
  6. Screenshot of Add New Page section in WordPress

  7. Click Publish when you're done.
  8. Screenshot of Publish section in WordPress

You can manually add your T&C link to your site's footer or sidebar by adding the link to the footer.php.file or the sidebar.php.file.

If your WordPress theme has widget functionality, add your T&C link to your site footer or sidebar with the following steps:

  1. Go to the Appearance menu in the Dashboard and select the Menus option.
  2. WordPress dashboard Appearance menu

  3. Name your Menu and click the box next to your T&C page. Click Add to Menu and then Save Menu.
  4. Screenshot of WordPress Menus page

  5. Go back to the Appearance menu and select Widgets.
  6. Under the Available Widgets section, find the widget for a Navigation Menu and drag it to your sidebar or footer section. Select the menu you just created that includes your T&C.
  7. Screenshot of WordPress Widgets, Navigation Menu and Sidebar sections highlighted

The benefits that come with having one of these agreements are well-worth the time and effort required to create a T&C and add it to your WordPress website.

TermsFeed Terms and Conditions Generator: How to Create a Terms and Conditions for your Website

Our Terms and Conditions Generator makes it easy to create a Terms and Conditions agreement for your business. Just follow these steps:

  1. Click on the "Terms and Conditions Generator" button.
  2. At Step 1, select the Website option and click "Next step":
  3. TermsFeed Terms and Conditions Generator: Create Terms and Conditions - Step 1

  4. Answer the questions about your website and click "Next step" when finished:
  5. TermsFeed Terms and Conditions Generator: Answer questions about website - Step 2

  6. Answer the questions about your business practices and click "Next step" when finished:
  7. TermsFeed Terms and Conditions Generator: Answer questions about business practices - Step 3

  8. Enter your email address where you'd like your agreement sent and click "Generate."

    TermsFeed Terms and Conditions Generator: Enter your email address - Step 4

    You'll be able to instantly access and download your new agreement.


Sara P.

Sara P.

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

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.