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Opened 7 weeks ago

Last modified 3 weeks ago

#44005 new enhancement

Privacy template file

Reported by: Clorith Owned by:
Milestone: Future Release Priority: normal
Severity: normal Version: 4.9.6
Component: Privacy Keywords: gdpr needs-patch
Focuses: template, privacy Cc:


With the introduction of a privacy generator (not exactly what it is, but just roll with it), it would be beneficial to include something in the template hierarchy for this as well.

Looking at many large sites and services, their designs are often created to continue drawing focus to new things, leaving the privacy text as "just another page". These same sites have often opted to separate their privacy pages, giving them a simpler and non-intrusive design focusing solely on the text at hand.

This could be achieved with a page template, although creating a page template for a single purpose makes little sense, but given that we're creating tools around this in the first place it is a natural evolution to also provide a separate theme file for this kind of content.

Change History (8)

#1 @danieliser
7 weeks ago

Maybe make it more generic. Something like a "Policy Page" template or "Text Only" where it is more generic. I imagine the same could be used for Terms & Conditions, Privacy Policy, Disclosures, Licenses etc.

#2 @Clorith
7 weeks ago

The idea is to hook it up with the content from the privacy setting, adding too many formats here will be confusing and bloat the template hierarchy (especially since only privacy is a format we "officially support" in core, for lack of a better term)

#3 @xkon
7 weeks ago

If you think that you should add more things than only just a text to explain to the users what's going on in that privacy policy and on their data as it's required to be explained in the simplest form ever ( for example icons with small explanations check how eBay is doing it for reference ) this makes total sense and opens up various possibilities for theme authors & admins to be even more helpful with various ways towards their users. Just think of premade designs from themes that could assist on this. I like it!

This ticket was mentioned in Slack in #gdpr-compliance by allendav. View the logs.

7 weeks ago

#5 @desrosj
5 weeks ago

  • Component changed from Themes to Privacy

Moving to the new Privacy component.

#6 @desrosj
5 weeks ago

  • Focuses privacy added
  • Keywords needs-patch added
  • Version set to 4.9.6

I like this idea. This will also most likely benefit from an accompanying is_privacy_policy() conditional. I started a patch for this but need to follow up and finish it.

This ticket was mentioned in Slack in #core-privacy by desrosj. View the logs.

3 weeks ago

#8 @desrosj
3 weeks ago

  • Milestone changed from Awaiting Review to Future Release
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