Support » Plugin: WP Comment Policy Checkbox » Tickbox is not mandatory

  • The tickbox is not mandatory under GDPR.
    Privacy policy is for information only and does not have to be accepted.
    Can I use this plugin for just this information only notification?

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  • The button text is grammatically incorrect – it should be: I have read and accepted the Privacy Policy.

    However, as drksecret indicated, it’s not what we need.

    I don’t quite agree with drksecret: An (unchecked) tickbox is mandatory together with a message such as ‘By checking this box you are agreeing to your personal data being stored on our site.’. Then, there should be a link to the privacy policy, something like: ‘Find out more about our <link>Privacy Policy</link>.

    Lastly, if you don’t check the existing box and click ‘Post Comment’ you currently get taken to a horrible error page. Wouldn’t it be possible to have the error message appear under the checkbox (in red)?

    Plugin Author fcojgodoy

    (@fcojgodoy)

    Corrected grammatical error in next release.
    On what if the checkbox is mandatory, I need more information.
    The ugly error warning is treated in another thread.

    I saw you had corrected the grammar!

    Re: checkbox text
    Instead of this:

    <small class="comment-form-policy-top-copy"><p>By checking this box you are giving us permission to store your data.</p>
    </small>
    <p class="comment-form-policy">
      <label for="policy" style="display:block !important">
       <input id="policy" name="policy" value="policy-key" class="comment-form-policy__input" type="checkbox" style="width:auto; margin-right:7px;" aria-required="true">I have read and accepted the <a href="[SITE URL]/privacy-policy/" target="_blank" class="comment-form-policy__see-more-link">Privacy Policy</a>
    <span class="comment-form-policy__required required">*</span>
    </label>
    </p>

    Something like this:

    <div class="comment-form-policy">
     <label for="policy">
       <input id="policy" name="policy" value="policy-key" class="comment-form-policy__input" type="checkbox" aria-required="true">
    By checking this box you are giving us permission to store your data. 
    For more information see our <a href="[SITE URL]/privacy-policy/">Privacy Policy</a>.
     <span class="comment-form-policy__required required">*</span>
     </label>
    </div>

    – Contents of .comment-form-policy-top-copy moved to beginning of checkbox text
    – Link text to Privacy Policy does not suggest that it is necessary to read and accept it before checking the box
    – Inline styles deleted (not necessary at all)

    • This reply was modified 4 years, 1 month ago by nadgepress.
    • This reply was modified 4 years, 1 month ago by nadgepress.
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