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Opened 3 years ago

Closed 2 years ago

Last modified 12 months ago

#44201 closed feature request (wontfix)

Ability to specify a URL as the privacy page

Reported by: johnbillion Owned by:
Milestone: Priority: normal
Severity: normal Version: 4.9.6
Component: Privacy Keywords: needs-patch ux-feedback
Focuses: Cc:


It's not uncommon for large companies and their subsidiaries to host their privacy policy at a central URL. This can also be the case on Multisite installations, where the privacy policy exists on the main site only.

In this case, it's not possible to specify an external URL as the privacy policy page.

Change History (5)

#1 @knutsp
3 years ago

Plugin territory, like "Page Links To"https://nb.wordpress.org/plugins/page-links-to/?

#2 @iandunn
3 years ago

It is possible via the privacy_policy_url filter; that's actually the primary use case for why it was added. There isn't a UI for that, though.

I'm leaning towards thinking this is plugin territory as well; what % of users are going to want to do that? And of that %, how many aren't already comfortable with using filters?

#3 @garrett-eclipse
3 years ago

I'm a +1 for this, our government client has multiple tribunal sites but their Privacy Policy is on their main organization site. They also want to be able to have full control of their content without requiring a dev for changes to URLs such as this policy.

#4 @johnbillion
2 years ago

  • Milestone Awaiting Review deleted
  • Resolution set to wontfix
  • Status changed from new to closed

#5 @garrett-eclipse
12 months ago

  • Focuses privacy removed

Dropping privacy focus as it's already in the Privacy component.

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