All online store owners know the importance of GDPR. In this article, I’ll show you how to add a WooCommerce terms and conditions checkbox on the checkout page with one of our plugins, Flexible Checkout Fields, to be GDPR compliant!
The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) was something that many online store owners were afraid of.
Almost a year after its implementation, most of WooCommerce stores are GDPR-compliant. Is yours?
Table of contents
- GDPR in short
- Add the terms and condition checkbox to the WooCommerce checkout
- Summary & more about the plugin
GDPR in short
Add the terms and condition checkbox to the WooCommerce checkout
Flexible Checkout Fields is our most popular plugin. Over 80,000 stores use it.
You can add new fields on the WooCommerce checkout page, on the My account page, and in emails. These features can help you to make your WooCommerce store GDPR compliant!
Watch this video to see what this plugin can do with your checkout form:
How to add GDPR consent in WooCommerce checkout with Flexible Checkout Fields?
The best way is to use a checkbox with consent.
To do that you’ll need to add a checkbox field, which is available in the PRO version of Flexible Checkout Fields.
Steps to add the terms and conditions checkout in the WooCommerce checkout
Install the plugin
After activating Flexible Checkout Fields, go to WooCommerce → Checkout Fields → Settings.
Enable a new checkout section
In Custom Sections select Before Submit and click on Save Changes. If you want to add your GDPR consent checkbox in another section, just choose one of the listed below.
👉🏽 After saving, you should see a new tab - in my case Before Submit.
Add the terms and conditions checkbox to make WooCommerce GDPR compliant
Click on the new section and add a new field. You have to complete some information about it.
First, in Field Type select Checkbox, next on Label add the text you want to add to your checkbox (you can use HTML), and finally input the Name of your field.
When you complete it all, click on Add Field to proceed.
👉🏽 On the Edit Section in Section Field, you should see your new field. In the General settings select Required Field like in the screenshot below.
The terms and conditions checkbox in the WooCommerce checkout page
✅ Finally, click Save Changes to add GDPR consent to your WooCommerce store.
Now is the time to check how it looks.
In my case, it looks fine. Maybe need some visual improvements, but there is nothing that CSS won’t fix.💡 If you don't know how to customize the WooCommerce checkout page with CSS, read this article where we explain it in a step-by-step guide.
Summary & more about the plugin
As you can see adding GDPR consent to the WooCommerce checkout page can be quite simple, especially when you use Flexible Checkout Fields. I hope that this article will help you adjust your store to GDPR requirements.