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How to Create GDPR-Compliant Forms on WordPress

Do you want to create a GDPR compliant WordPress form? The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which governs the private information of EU-based consumers, came into force on May 25, 2018. Although the law covers only member countries of the European Union and the United Kingdom, it could create a game-changing shift in how businesses with global presence handle privacy. Form Maker plugin, which you can install following the steps in this article, makes compliance with GDPR a breeze. Here’s how to go about it. As visitors submit a form created with Form Maker plugin, they may provide personal information along with the data they fill in. To reckon with GDPR, you can: completely disable storage of submitted information; disable IP and user data storing; request users’ consent before they submit the forms; provide and remove users’ data upon their request. Disabling the storage of submitted information In WordPress Form…

WordPress 5.0: Getting Your Site Ready for Gutenberg

You may have heard whispers and rumors – who are we kidding, more like gradually intensifying buzz, from WordCamp 2017 to the myriad of articles spawned – around WordPress 5.0 and its main feature, Gutenberg editor. Forewarned, as we know, is forearmed. Let’s discuss what to expect from the update and what steps to undertake to prepare your WordPress site for a smooth transition. Checking plugins’ and themes’ compatibility Since the core update promises to divide the WordPress world into a “before” and “after,” it’s crucial to make sure all of your site’s plugins and themes are compatible with it. Here’s how to go about it. Check the plugins’ “Tested up to” field on wp.org.For plugins, in contrast to themes, there’s a really easy way to check compatibility. Take a look at your plugins’ wp.org page first for an indication of up to which version the plugin has been tested….

How to Configure Form Confirmations and Notifications on WordPress

Web forms are an essential part of most websites. Configuring their confirmations and notifications will let you monitor the stats of the replies, drop a thank-you note or send out an automated email in an attempt to “humanize” your site. The initial step is installing and activating Form Maker plugin. Here’s a beginner’s guide on how to do it. In this step-by-step tutorial, you will learn how to configure the “communicativeness” of the contact form we created in a previous tutorial using WordPress Form Maker plugin. But these instructions will work on any form really.   Configuring Form Confirmations and Notifications A form confirmation is what your website visitor sees after they submit the form. It could be a thank-you message or a redirection to a relevant page. Alternatively, you could choose not to have one, keeping the users on the form page.  After clicking the left menu’s Form Maker, picking the form, and pressing Form…

How to Create a Donation Form on WordPress

Are you looking to create a donation form for your website? WordPress Form Maker plugin is perfect for accepting donations on your site. You can view the submissions for each form, track overall statistics, edit the list of donors, filter submission data and export it in csv or xml formats. The plugin lets you set up Email Options to send submissions both to users and website owners. There is an option to add multiple recipients, as well as CC or BCC addresses. The users get an email notification initially when they donate a certain amount, and when the donation is complete. Let’s delve into creating your first WordPress donation form. Creating your first donation form Firstly, you should install and activate Form Maker plugin. Here’s a step-by-step guide on how to do it. Once it is activated, go to Form Maker > Forms, then click Add New. Give a title…

How to Add a Contact Form to WordPress Sidebar Widget

Do you want to add a contact form to your WordPress sidebar? This article will tell you exactly how to add a contact form widget to your WordPress sidebar with the help of WordPress Form Maker plugin. Why have a contact form on your WordPress sidebar? Seriously, why does one even need a contact form on a site sidebar? Having a contact form on your WordPress sidebar widget gives users the option to contact you about your products and services from any page on your website, so so the frustrated user doesn’t have to get progressively more frustrated searching for the contact page. If she comes to have questions or needs help, she can simply contact you using the form on the sidebar. It’s pretty convenient and effective in making the user feel heard. So, what’s to be done? Firstly, you should install and activate Form Maker plugin. Here is a…

How to Install a WordPress Plugin: Step-by-Step Guide for Beginners

This is a step-by-step tutorial for beginners on installing a WordPress plugin. Soon after you install WordPress, you’ll find out that for a lot of functions your website needs plugins. Wanna display your photos in neat galleries, sell directly from your site or integrate social media sites? Forget “There’s an app for that.” In the WP universe, it’s “There’s a plugin for that.” But before you can use the exact right plugin for the task, you have to install it. You can go about it a couple of ways. Here goes: 1. Install a Plugin Using WordPress Plugin Search This method only works for free plugins, the only ones that show up in the WP repository. To install a plugin using WordPress plugin search, click on the “Plugins” to the left of your WP dashboard and click “Add New:” Then search for whatever it was you were looking for in…