Support » Theme: WP-Forge » Comment Forms GDPR compliant?

  • Resolved markcorder


    By default, WP 4.9.6 now includes a “Comment Consent” checkbox below the Comments form (it reads: “Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.”) However, I’ve discovered that this will not display when using themes which “(re)create the Comments Form” (so to speak).

    I’ve found that most themes do indeed contain their own comments.php file and the only ones I’ve seen so far that display this consent checkbox are the WP default ones (like Twenty Eighteen).

    I dearly love WP-Forge, and I was wondering if you had plans to update the Comments files to include this Consent checkbox so they will be GDPR compliant? If not, could you maybe tell us how to modify the (child) theme to include them?

    And thanks for all your great work!

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  • Theme Author Thomas


    Hi there,

    Sorry for the late reply. To answer your question, yes I have updated the WP-Forge comment form to be GDPR compliant.

    I will be releasing an update this weekend. I have a lot of stuff on my plate right now and that is the earliest I can do it. My apologies.

    Thanks for the question.

    Keep being AWESOME!



    Thanks so much – I still think WP-Forge is one of your best themes and I like working with it. (And I’m sure you wouldn’t mind that I’ve actually added that new parameter to the array in comments.php myself – it’s fairly straightforward – but I’ll be glad to have your patch too!)

    Theme Author Thomas


    You are very welcome. Don’t mind at all, it’s probably the same patch lol.

    And thanks for the kind words about WP-Forge, they are greatly appreciated.

    Theme Author Thomas


    HA! See, told yah it’s the same patch… 😉

    LOL – yeah, I had encountered the problem and figured out what was happening by reading Changes that Affect Theme Authors in 4.9.6, and pointed out to the folks at WPBeginner that they were bound to get swamped with questions about it – and maybe they should consider a dedicated article about this. I had already made it work as per the “Changes” article above – and their example does about the same.

    Thanks again! 🙂

    I see the new code is in the repos – so I’ll mark this as resolved. 🙂

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