Easy Marijuana Age Verify

Description

Marijuana website age verification that just works. This plugin allows you to age gate your website with a well-designed, mobile friendly pop-up window pre-configured for cannabis. Install to instantly set a restriction on entering your website based on the age of the user.

Free Version Demo Site | Premium Version Demo Site

The full screen pop-up window uses a modern Yes/No format with default messaging for medical and recreational cannabis. Visitors can view a peek of the content behind the window with built-in transparency. Perfect for dispensary websites, WooCommerce and other shopping carts or catalogs that require full age gating, marijuana growers, blogs, and other cannabusinesses that want to be age compliant. Pre-configured for the United States, Canada, or the UK, and can work for other English language locations with similar age restriction laws.

Easy Marijuana Age Verify was built for marketers. No design or development required. We eliminated the guesswork on wording, user experience, and configuration in a modern design that is ready for cannabis right out of the box.

This plugin is forever free, can be used with any Theme, and does not require you to purchase other products in order for it to work. There is an option to upgrade to our Pro Marketer version to enjoy more flexibility and brand it to make it your own.

Developed in the United States using WordPress best practices and supported by our team at 5 Star Plugins. We strive for 5 stars.

Features

Features in this free plugin:

  • Ask users to verify their age on page load.
  • Restricts entire website.
  • Full screen pop-up window with transparent background that cannot be blocked by browsers.
  • Yes/No buttons to verify age.
  • Pre-configured default messaging including age prompt text, buttons text containing age, and medical/recreational error messages.
  • Defaults to 21+ recreational, styled and ready to go.
  • Options to validate 18+ medical or 18+, 19+ and 21+ recreational.
  • Error message for medical or recreational cannabis when user clicks “No”.
  • Mobile responsive for desktop and various devices with stacking and content resizing for legibility and no scrolling.
  • SEO friendly allowing bots to bypass the verification.
  • Session cookie enabled in the background preventing the pop-up from appearing on every subsequent page after a verified user enters the website.
  • Ability to omit logged in users from being age checked for the convenience of website managers and members.
  • Simple, modern, streamlined design is fast and light loading.
  • Free support through the WordPress Support Forum.
  • Plugin updates with free version new features, fixes and security patches.
  • See this plugin in action: Free Version Demo Site

Premium Version Now Available

Premium upgrade features (optional):

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  • Edit button colors.
  • Edit age prompt text.
  • Add a headline or block of text.
  • Add your own logo or image.
  • Adjust window background color and transparency.
  • Enable return visitor cookies with a “remember me” checkbox.
  • Verify 18+ medical and 21+ recreational at once with pre-configured default messaging including prompt text, buttons text, and medical/recreational error messages.
  • Premium Tech Support to contact our team for individualized troubleshooting and Knowledge Base access.
  • Premium plugin updates for new features, templates, fixes and security patches.
  • See the Premium version in action: Premium Version Demo Site

Need help or wish it did something else as well? Use the Support tab to submit your thoughts.

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Disclaimer: While we do our best to provide age verification using the most widely used web standards for cannabis, 5 Star Plugins cannot guarantee legal compliance for any user, business or website. 5 Star Plugins is not a legal service and cannot provide legal advice. Please review your local laws and consult a lawyer specializing in cannabis compliance specific to your business for information and to ensure this plugin meets your needs.

Screenshots

  • 21+ recreational cannabis age verify window - Free
  • 18+ medical cannabis age verify window - Free
  • 19+ recreational cannabis age verify window - Free
  • Options and settings in WordPress Dashboard - Free
  • 18+ medical and 21+ recreational cannabis together window - Premium Version
  • Design options and additional settings in WordPress Dashboard - Premium Version

Installation

Go to Plugins -> Add New, search for the name of the plugin, and then find it in the list, and click Install Now, then Activate. Configure the plugin options as desired.

Or use the manual upload method if you have a plugin ZIP file:

  1. Click the Upload option. Choose the plugin zip file. Click the Upload button.
  2. Activate the plugin.
  3. Configure the plugin options as desired.

FAQ

How do I use it? Where do I go to edit plugin options?

After successful installation and activation, go to “Marijuana Age Verify” settings in your WordPress Dashboard. Look for it in the black left sidebar. This is where you can configure this plugin and find links to support. Verification is disabled by default until you edit “Enable verification” to show to visitors on your public website. You do need to clear the website page/server/CDN cache on plugin activation so the pop-up overlay code is included on every page. Until then, visitors will not see a pop-up.

My age verify window is not popping up.

Verification is disabled by default until you edit “Enable verification” to show to visitors on your public website. You do need to clear the website page/server/CDN cache on plugin activation so the pop-up overlay code is included on every page. Until then, visitors will not see a pop-up. If you have “Enable verification” options set to not show to logged in users, it will not pop-up while you are logged into your WordPress Dashboard. If you are not logged in or if it set to show to all visitors, it could be due to the session cookie. Meaning you saw it the first time, verified, and it is not showing again during your visit as it is built to function. You can quickly check to see if your pop-up window is firing to new visitors as it should be by opening your website in a private/incognito window. Or, by logging out and closing your browser window, the visiting your website without logging in. If you have gone through troubleshooting of all these scenarios and it still doesn’t seem to be working, please visit the free WordPress support forum. If you are a Pro Marketer Premium user, you can contact us directly for tech support using the links from the WordPress Dashboard.

Can I preview what the pop-up looks like on my website?

There is no live preview, you can click on the screenshot links provided to view what each age setting will display to visitors. Because the pop-up is independently styled from your CSS it should be consistent with the styling shown in our screenshots, but it will use your theme’s font family if set, to match your website fonts.

Does this plugin work with any Theme?

Yes, it works with any theme, and will overlay a full screen modal window over any WordPress website, including over pop-ups that may contain age-restricted content.

Does the design display my website CSS styling?

The display design is independent of the Theme CSS to ensure a consistent, clean and straight-forward user experience, but it will use your theme’s font family if set, to match your website fonts. Users will see a hint of your web page behind an elegant transparent background. The background color and transparency can be edited with Pro Marketer Premium upgrade. In addition to the ability to include your logo or image and additional copy.

Can I add my logo or an image?

Not in the free version, but with an upgrade to Pro Marketer Premium you can add your logo or image.

Can I adjust the transparent background?

Not in the free version, but with an upgrade to Pro Marketer Premium you can edit the background color and transparency to design to your branding.

Is it SEO friendly?

Yes, this plugin works with SEO plugins and is search friendly. It will not impact your search engine optimized website. The age verification pop-up does not block your website from being crawled and indexed by search engines.

Does it work if my website uses caching?

Yes, this plugin is designed to work with caching plugins, and sets the DONOTCACHEPAGE flag so that pages are not cached without the age verify pop-up. You do need to clear the website page/server/CDN cache on plugin activation so the pop-up overlay code is included on every page. Until then, visitors will not see a pop-up.

Does it have an option to enter and verify a birthdate?

No, our simple and streamlined design provides yes/no buttons to allow the user to self-validate their age. Depending on which age you select to validate, the age also appears in the button copy to be clear what the user is agreeing to.

Once a user has validated age, does the pop-up keep appearing?

No, our free standard version includes a session cookie allowing validated visitors to freely browse your website without hassle. When the session is over, they close the browser window and return, they will be asked to validate again. Our premium Pro Marketer upgrade includes a checkbox for return visitors if you’d like to enhance the customer the experience.

Is it mobile friendly?

Yes, the age verification pop-up is specially designed to be responsive on desktop and various mobile devices. The content will automatically adjust in optimal size and position for the device used.

Can I restrict a specific page or section of my website?

Not currently, but we are planning to add this feature to a future Pro Marketer Premium update.

Are multiple languages supported?

No, there are no translation tools or editable text fields in the free plugin. Some text fields are editable with the Pro Marketer Premium upgrade, except the button text and error messages. We plan to add full text customization to a future Pro Marketer Premium update which will allow you to input any language.

Does it work with WooCommerce or other shopping carts?

Yes, the age verification pop-up will restrict all pages on the website when installed to the same domain.

Will it show ads on my website?

We do not place third-party banner ads on the pop-up or anywhere else on your website.

How long is the cookie duration?

The duration of the user’s session. Once they close the browser window and exit your website the session ends. They will experience age verification when they return to the website. A return visitor cookie is available when you upgrade to Pro Marketer Premium.

Does it support HTTPS and SSL?

Our plugin is compatible with HTTPS and SSL, and we recommend your entire website runs over https to comply with today’s web standards and to make it search engine friendly.

Do under age visitors redirect to another URL?

No, for optimal user experience our plugin does not redirect users who have selected the “no” button. Instead they receive a relevant and easy to understand error message.

Reviews

Great Plugin for Cannabis Websites!

It works!! As a cannabis start-up, the "21+ up" thing was one more hurdle to jump over when building out my website. This plugin made that problem go away! The developers of this plugin are a great group. I initially encountered a slight bug when I installed this plugin, but the developers were quick to get it resolved. 5-stars all around.
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Contributors & Developers

“Easy Marijuana Age Verify” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.

Contributors

Changelog

1.0.5

  • Fix: Fix small jQuery issues with some themes, and revamped CSS classes, please clear page and CDN caches, and adjusted media buttons.

1.0.4

  • Fix: Caching of non-overlay page fixed, page/server/CDN cache should be cleared on activation. H1/H2 size and color issues fixed. Fix logo max-height issue.

1.0.3

  • Fix: Caching of non-overlay page fixed, page/server/CDN cache should be cleared on activation. H1/H2 size and color issues fixed. Fix logo max-height issue.

1.0.2

  • Fix: jquery issue.

1.0.1

  • Added: remove logo button. Added introductory offer for Premium version.

1.0

  • Initial release.