RGPD, Advertising, Adsense and WordPress • WordPress Help

If until now you thought that adapting your WordPress website to the RGPD was complicated I have bad news for you: you have done what easy. If you serve advertising on your website the thing is complicated, and do not see how. The real challenge of the RGPD is for the world of marketing and advertising.

Because adapt the comments of your blog to the RGPD, just like the forms, or even you Ecommerce but the publicity is going to have some difficult days, do we see it?

Advertising and privacy of personal data

Well yes, advertising feeds on our personal data so that through the retargeting learns from our browsing uses and serves us personalized ads, the authentic artificial intelligence of the Web 3.0 .

And all that, without the express consent of the users .

But with the RGPD this has to change because neither Google nor anyone has the right to commercialize our personal data, our privacy, without our consent, a right granted to us, p or end, the RGPD to the European citizens, and I hope in the near future to all.

Non-personalized ads

The first, and simple, way of not compromising the privacy of visitors to your website is offer them non-personalized ads system by which they will see advertisements, but will not read or save cookies of their preferences and browsing uses .

With Google Adsense it's really easy …

  1. Please log in to your AdSense account.
  2. In the left navigation panel, click Allow and block ads  below All my sites  below Ad serving .
  3. In "Custom ads", use the control to disable user-based ads.

In this way inactive advertising based on the " tastes "of the users, showing ads not personalized, and of course, will surely lower your income.


Each advertiser should offer it already, but the reality is that they are not putting the batteries, and almost no advertising platform has developed specific tools to facilitate the request of consent to users.

In this case, Adsense if you are developing a series of tools with which to order consent namely:

In addition, as always, you must include on your privacy page information on what advertising displays, under what privacy principles, and link to Google's privacy page, if you use your Adsense system, this .


Fortunately in WordPress we have our friends the plugins and thanks to our already great friend Italy Cookie Choices, we can do something, rather enough.

And this plugin is used to block cookies, and scripts, and embeds and even iframes, and of course the scripts work by saving and reading cookies.

First install the plugin, and once active go to Settings> Italy Cookie Choices to configure it.

There activate the acceptance banner to start making it work, and put it like this, defining your text:

Next we will do magic, and we only have to activate a box, the following:

With this active setting the plugin will block any scripts, also those for advertising, that are in the body of your website, which is where they usually are always.

Next, if somebody refuses to this setting, you can add it in the script blockage section :

In the case of custom scripts you just have to copy your ad scripts that you have inserted in your content and paste them in the box to the effect , separating each one with the separator that offers the same box of the plugin.

Mixing concepts

Let's say that you have decided to show personalized and non-personalized ads well, you can also, the same plugin allows you block scripts, as we have seen, and save them from burning.

So, if you want to block custom ad scripts until you get the consent you can add them to the script blocking section, like this:

But if you have also created non-personalized ads, why block them? . You can add them as exceptions, as allowed scripts, in the corresponding section of the plugin.

In this way, when a user visits your website, it will show non-personalized ads, starting to generate revenue, and will show the personalized ones only when the visitor accepts your cookie and privacy policy.

In the end, what we get is a website that will not load any advertising script that collects data from your visitors without your consent, thus guaranteeing your privacy and the compliance with the RGPD.

The web may initially look ugly, but it's up to you to convince your visitors to accept your privacy policies and cookies.

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JetPack 2.8 introduces bookmarks, eliminates Quancast and more

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<p> The new version of the JetPack plugin has improved some modules and introduced other changes, but the most important thing is the incorporation of the new module of bookmarks of text, known as <em> Markdown </em> and the elimination of Quancast cookies. </p>
<p> The most relevant changes, consequently, are the elimination of Quancast cookies, which performed statistical analysis aimed at marketing, extracted data of the JetPack statistics module, so <a href= one less problem with cookies since the statistics module of JetPack itself does not use cookies unlike Google Analytics.

But perhaps the most striking is the adoption of the text formatting system by markup, or Markdown a system inherited from the old systems used in forums years ago or on Tumblr, which allows the writer to apply formats without using the visual icons but without having to resort to HTML .

For this, it incorporates an improved version of Markdown which adds HTML compatibility improvements, much more tables.

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<p> Personally I do not like it, it's more, I do not think it's an advance but a setback, but it's a question n tastes, and when you have an audience while a guide to using Markdown in WordPress. At the moment you can activate it if you want to try it in entries and pages, and <a href= here is a quick reference guide .

Returning to the changes in this version 2.8 of JetPack, the warning system has also been improved of the monitor, support of custom entry types in the Release module, with only a small change in the code .

Other changes are improvements in the infinite scroll, a new filter to disable embedded in the comments , improvements in the forms, personalization of headers of the gravatar widget and many others .

NOTICE : this publication is from two years ago or more. If it's a code or a plugin it might not work in the latest versions of WordPress, and if it's a news story it might be obsolete. Then do not say we have not warned you.

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How to comply with Spanish cookies legislation

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A few days ago the first fines have fallen to two Spanish websites for violating the legal rules on cookies . The fines have been of 3,000 and 500 euros respectively, but could have amounted to the not insignificant figure of 30,000 euros .

According to the sentence one of the sites, ] created with WordPress (although it confuses wordpress.org with wordpress.com), it used JetPack cookies ( _qca ), SlimStat (from the statistics module) and Quancast ( mc ]).

Of all this, some plugin warns us like Cookilian that we already saw in the article of how to comply with the cookie legislation in WordPress and it would not hurt install it and check the cookies that are on your site and create a page that adequately reports them, mostly to not get you upset.

What are the implications of these first two sentences? I personally think that it sends very bad messages …

The first thing is that, with all the big companies, and all of the IBEX, ignoring the flagrant legislation of cookies, that the Data Protection Agency breastfeed with two small companies I do not know if qualify it as a way to get noticed by setting an example against the little ones who can not or know how to defend themselves well, or as a warning to sailors to scare, again, the little ones.

Meanwhile, what is achieved is that every small business that tries to prosper on the Internet end up closing or moving your business to another country where they do not get so great with something that should be corrected with a software solution, by the hand of Microsoft, Google or Apple, then with a line code could perfectly block cookies unless expressly approved and for all, in their browsers.

But no, here we are more asshole and stupendous than anyone and we are dedicated to fuck the Easter to our SMEs to put obstacles in the way of entrepreneurs, to prevent electronic commerce from emerging and being able to give employment.

It is true that the laws are to comply with them but also administrations have the responsibility and the duty to make life easier for their managers, finding the best solution to the problems that arise, and something that could be arranged so easily by talking to the big software companies, instead is attacked the small webs that subsist with scarce penalties, but much easier to penalize with fines that can not be escaped due to lack of legal cabinets that make the processes "sleep" or even win them.

What they get is that something that should be good: guarantee the Internet user's right to privacy, end up being a brake on that same freedom, not to mention the flowering of new opportunities on the web.

So you know, if you're not a big untouchable multinational, you better prepare your website to comply with the cookie legislation. Do not get pimp because you see that the most important newspapers and portals do not comply, they will not touch them, but you do.

That you have not yet gotten to work to comply with the legislation of cookies? and get to work:

  1. Guide on the use of cookies by the Data Protection Agency (pdf)
  2. Guide to comply with the law of cookies in 5 steps of Adigital (pdf )
  3. How to comply with the law of cookies (by Pablo Fernández Burgueño)
  4. How to comply with the legislation of cookies in WordPress
  5. Cookies in WordPress
  6. Examples of privacy pages that comply with the law of cookies : 1 and 2

Cabreo I have hear!

NOTICE : this publication is from two years ago or more. If it's a code or a plugin it might not work in the latest versions of WordPress, and if it's a news story it might be obsolete. Then do not say we have not warned you.

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No link to the default image

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WordPress learns as you use it, that is, that session cookies get elements such as the ticket editor, For example, remember your last use and next time you find the elements as you wanted them. Then, WordPress has certain behaviors by default, one of them is that when inserting an image it is always linked .

This is fine if it is what you want, although in my case it bothers me a lot because always I link to the file, and if the last time I linked to the attachment, there it will continue, that you already know what I hate and it is the WordPress functionalities that I would erase mercilessly .

Okay you can modify this and remember each time before inserting an image of removing the link or changing it to whatever you want but you are not always the only one that publishes on the web and if, for example, there are several editors that you have " indoctrinated "to upload the images to the right size and you have achieved it, so there are no extra links in the publications, it is useless if you do not review this" functionality "and always ends the image linked to itself unnecessarily. That's precisely what we're talking about.

A smart and quick option for to avoid this behavior by default and so that, before you decide anything, the images have no link is to add a small code to your utilities plugin or to the file functions.php of the active topic, this:

What you get is, when you insert an image you pass this …
 linked image by default

to this other …
 image without link by default

You save the changes and that's it. Nice and simple trick of Norcross seen in WPbeginner .

NOTICE : this publication is from two years ago or more. If it's a code or a plugin it might not work in the latest versions of WordPress, and if it's a news story it might be obsolete. Then do not say we have not warned you.

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WordPress has democratized Internet publishing • WordPress Help

Last Friday there was a debate about the WordPress world in which I had the honor of being invited along with a good number of professionals who, as they say, were not all what they are but if they are all that were .

It would be very pretentious, as well as impossible, to quote here everything that was said in the more than 2 hours of debate that everyone I was able to follow live using the Google+ Hangouts system and broadcast live on YouTube, so it's best to see it yourself and select which parts interest you the most.

In a rough way, topics like what is WordPress ?, what do we like more and less about WordPress? what about cookies and European legislation? where does WordPress go? ]and much more, where of course consultations were attended to by all those who followed the debate on YouTube, Google+ and Twitter.

Comply with European legislation on cookies in WordPress

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For some time now we have seen the requirements of European legislation regarding cookies and I think it was time for to see some plugins that can help us to comply with the law on our website in a simple way, without complicating us.

I have been testing some of the ones available to date so I tell you my impressions of each one …

EU Cookie Law / EU Cookie Directive Compliance Plugin
Once installed, ask visitors to your website if they agree to allow your site to create cookies. In addition to this basic function provides a link to the page of your website at cookiecert.com where you can see the existing cookies on your site.

The page of settings is very complete in terms of appearance of the notice, being able to adjust all type of details of colors, links and locations, but it does not allow to personalize the text, a substantial failure under my point of view so I discarded it at once.

WP EU Cookie Law
Simple but at least this allows you to customize the main texts to be displayed, but not the buttons, a silly mistake. You can also choose between a pop-up window ( explicit ) or a higher banner ( implicit ).

It works instantly but I did not like it not allowing you to customize buttons and links, and that in the case of the banner does not follow the reader when doing scroll.

Cookie warning
Until now it is perhaps the one I liked the most, at least in effectiveness. Once installed, it shows a pop-up message that does not allow you to go forward on the web unless you take action.

If you accept cookies, you can browse normally, and if you do not accept, it takes you to the link that you personalize and deletes cookies of initial session of the site, so it is currently the best complies with European legislation .

You can customize the text that will appear, as well as the URL of the link in case of not accepting the storage of cookies, and also the text of the buttons of acceptance or not of the cookies, so in this aspect it is well covered.

What I like less is the default appearance of the pop-up window, because for example the default text is very small … and as a whole its appearance is a bit ugly. However, it fulfills the function for which it is intended.

 cookie warning adjustments

Cookie control
If it depended on the page of plugin information you would never choose it but nevertheless it is very complete and works great, being able to customize a lot of fundamental settings.

Once active you have your own settings page, very large, where you can configure the texts, the appearance and even have settings to disable Google Analytics cookies until there is no express approval of the visitor or, for experts, fields to add callbacks in JavaScript depending on the user's action.

I especially like that you keep a fixed icon on your website, from which activate or deactivate cookies at will . But it has some drawback, which is not as restrictive as Cookie warning, which we have seen before, because it allows you to browse normally even if you have not given your consent to cookies, and it does not delete the WordPress session cookies either.

that visually is the most but in effectiveness it sins something.

Electric Studio EU Cookie Law Compliance
I'm sure you'll love it if you can customize messages in an editor like WordPress. Otherwise it works very well and the default styles are great, unless you want to adapt them to the stylesheet of your active theme.

Once the user accepts cookies, they remain for 2 years, unless they empty the cache of the same. in the settings of your browser.

Not the most effective but complies with the basics.

 electric studio cookie law

EU Cookie Law compliance
Simple and allows to adjust some conditions and JavaScript codes, although the putada is that you have to modify the texts directly in the plugin files. On the other hand the operation is somewhat erratic and does not erase or block cookies so discarded altogether.

Cookie law info
It is the most configurations allows, with enormous difference being able to even create several warning messages in the style of personalized input types.

Custom messages offer a series of shortcodes to choose where to display and how the buttons of acceptance, links and others. You can also customize styles, fonts, colors, everything.

Among the settings you find you can choose where the warning will be displayed, the time it lasts, type of warning and many more options.

Do not delete cookies directly but it complies with the basics, and at the personalization level is as complete as it is . In addition, always leave a small link on the site to access the information message.

 cookie law info

] It is the one I am currently active after unsuccessful experiments with virtually all that exist and verify that they do not fulfill their purpose – for the annoying Spanish legislation – of not install cookies without permission .

su ghastly and tacky default pop-up window design which you can modify on your settings page as the author points out (and gives examples ), works wonders but, above all, offers some more interesting extra.

One of them is that it offers a shortcode through which to automatically display the list of cookies on your site on your page of pr policy Ivacity, for example.

 shortcode cookie list

In addition, and linked with it, it has a settings page in which to delete, add, modify or change descriptions of existing cookies s (which it detects and displays), and can even group them by sections. Very practical and useful.

 Cookilian cookie management

Let's not say the interesting thing about having cookie acceptance statistics for which It also offers an exclusive screen.

 cookilian statistics cookies

Equally useful is the page of configurations where not only it incorporates the possibility of personalizing the messages but it adds functionalities that you do not find in other plugins or scripts, and I quote some:

  • GeoIP to determine the visitors from which countries the cookie alert will be displayed
  • GeoIP Cache
  • Alternative GeoIP Server in case it fails the first, even accommodation in local
  • Consent by default or not (better choose not for Spanish legislation)
  • Custom alert texts that allow HTML
  • Custom CSS
  • Insertion box of scripts in the subject
  • Deletion of cookies before or after the visitor's decision
  • Cookie administration screen
  • Statistics
  • … a lot more

] In short, of the most complete that there is and, above all, that does what it should . For example, if you do not accept cookies, you only save a cookie, the one of the plugin to remember this decision, otherwise, and until you make a decision, if you have configured it in this way, it does not save anything.

[Nota: he detectado que en según qué instalaciones el plugin Wordfence (seguridad) instala una cookie que no es capaz de parar ningún script ni plugin, y que no está documentado que yo sepa donde evitarlo]

Anyway, keep in mind that all these plugins warn the reader and ask for their consent, with that all comply, but most do not block cookies, as there is much that deletes the initials if it is not accepted, so there are many of them who would not comply with the legislation in its strictest way (Spanish, for example, although the one in the United Kingdom), as it only gives the visitor the option to accept cookies and little else according to the chosen one, but something is something, in fact much more than what other websites do, including the government websites, which do not even comply minimally with their own legislation .

In any case there are honorable exceptions .

Which one to choose? because I encourage you to review the legislation of your country and use the one that best suits you.

In any case it is always better to put at least the notice, the user can always delete the cookies or navigate privately if you wish, although the legislator will verify that at least you have a page that reports the privacy policies, and better if it is clearly visible.

NOTICE : this publication is two years ago or plus. If it's a code or a plugin it might not work in the latest versions of WordPress, and if it's a news story it might be obsolete. Then do not say we have not warned you.

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Cookies, WordPress and legislation • WordPress Help

With the last legislative changes in relation to electronic commerce and websites in general it is becoming increasingly complicated to have a website legally, but everything is to respect the privacy of users right?

There are extremely rigorous cases, such as the United Kingdom, perhaps the most punctilious in the previous notice of cookies to the visitors, but where it gets especially tricky is in Spain because we have to add the requirements of the previous notice of storage of cookies to that here, because we are cooler than anyone, practically all web, and blog, it is considered e-commerce so only in very specific cases we would be exempt from applying the law on cookies.

But I do not say it, because as good quotes my friend Pablo Burgueño , abo Expert in new technologies …

The Cookies Act (or Cookie Act) obliges the owners of professional websites to prevent cookies from being installed on their users' computers, unless they have given their informed consent beforehand.

So what do we do with our WordPress?

Well the first thing is to know what cookies WordPress stores that, in a standard installation, and without active plugins, would be these:

The security cookies, the secret keys of WordPress and session are these:


The duration by default of these keys is:

  • 48 hours or browser shutdown
  • 14 days by checking the box in the access of " remind me "

This behavior can be modified, even the expiration of the cookies of session manually or by means of plugins, extending or reducing the time.

Some ways of modifying times would be these:

  1. Manually changing the session cookies in the file wp-config.php with what forces a new access to all users when deleting previous cookies. New cookies you get here
  2. Using some plugin like Configure login timeout that allows you to modify those times by default.

Then there are other cookies for comments, also temporary , which are stored on the visitor's computer under certain conditions, these:

  • comment_author
  • comment_author_email
  • comment_author_url

The duration of these cookies depends, fundamentally, on the browser settings of the visitor they are only saved if you have it configured in the browser. Although by current legislation you should warn if or if .

For these purposes, for a prior notice of acceptance of storage of cookies is not worth having a privacy page ( here an example of privacy page that includes the Dart cookie), but that must be notified to the visitor and have its express acceptance .

There are some plugins They promise to offer this but the truth is that I have tried almost all and are a complete truño. The only decent thing to date is this script which you can see up and running at the web of Abanlex attorneys (the company of my buddy Pablo).

But, As I have already pointed out to you, this is not always the case, because there are plugins that add their own cookies any of the polls, for example. So if you want to know what cookies your WordPress uses with all its plugins installed, you can create a function that, on a page, lists of all of them and their values ​​and times

The first thing is to add this code to your function plugin or file functions.php of the theme you're using:

And then put this shortcode where you want cookies to be displayed:

At least you will know, and your visitors, if you put that information on your privacy page the cookies stored on your WordPress.

Ah, and for the megafans of the social media and the mother who gave birth you know that if you have a corporate page on Facebook, you are also not complying with the Cookies Law .

And now the little question …

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WordPress as a tool against censorship

RePress is a plugin that converts your WordPress into a Web Proxy allowing private browsing where it does not allow you, a great way to avoid censorship in countries where navigation is blocked by certain websites offering a site created with WordPress, or a complete network, from "white" IPs, to skip the censorship .

This plugin developed by the web hosting company GreenHost, has created it for The Pirate Bay the P2P file sharing site, and for Wikileaks a well-known site for divulging official secrets … not so secret.

RePress uses phpproxyimproved an open source software that allows to turn your site into a Web Proxy . All you have to do is put a URL, which will be used when navigating from the proxy to the blocked / censored site.

On the page of RePress settings you have to give it a "permalink" "Unique, which will be used to launch the proxy, in addition to a list of unlocked sites or unlock, nothing more.

The only security advice is to leave your account, if you are registered , in the WordPress that serves as a proxy, to avoid XSS attacks ("cross site scripting"), but the plugin itself warns you about it. After this, it will direct you to the site through the created proxy. By the way, the plugin also deletes all cookies from the WordPress domain used as a proxy, so any configuration associated with cookies will be erased as well.

NOTICE : this publication is from two years ago or more. If it's a code or a plugin it might not work in the latest versions of WordPress, and if it's a news story it might be obsolete. Then do not say we have not warned you.

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Integrate Magento in WordPress • WordPress Help

If you are a user of Magento that wonderful software to create online stores, I'm sure that more than once you've thought of if it would be possible to integrate it with WordPress . And I do not mean to unify the design, which is relatively easy with a bit of HTML, or improve the positioning of the online store with a WordPress blog something obvious, but to manage the panel shopping and more Magento stuff from the same WordPress .

Well it's possible thanks to WordGento (okay, the name is ugly from noses), a plugin created by Tristar ] with which integrate any of the default Magento blocks (cart, links, navigation, etc.) into your WordPress theme.

Let's see how it is used …

1. Installation

The first thing is to deactivate a Magento function that conflicts with WordPress

  1. Browse to locate the file ~ / tu-magento / app / code / core / Mage / Core / functions.php
  2. Copy the file functions.php and paste it in ~ / tu-magento / app / code / local / Mage / Core / functions.php. Magento will now use this functions.php file instead of the one located in the Core folder.
  3. On line 90 (approximately, it is not fiji) you will find this code:
  4. You have to replace it with this other:
  5. Save the changes

Once done, you are ready to install the plugin. If you install it from the WordPress installer skip to step 3.

  1. Download the plugin and extract the files
  2. Upload wordgento to your folder ~ / wp-content / plugins /.
  3. Activate the plugin in WordPress
  4. Go to the WordGento settings page (you will see the new element in the adminstration main menu)
  5. Enter the path of your Magento installation from the root folder
  6. Enter the name of the Magento theme you are using
  7. Enter the site code if you have more than one active store
  8. Save the settings and follow the instructions for use

2. Usage

Currently there are 13 different blocks in a usual Magento installation. The codes to use would be the following:

3. Things to keep in mind

  1. Make sure you define the cookie paths in Magento. If your installation of magenta is in a subfolder go to the administration of Magento. Navigate to System -> Configuration -> Web -> Session Cookie Management ( System -> Configuration -> Web -> Session Cookie Management if you have it in English). Set the cookie path to / and set the domain of the cooke to .yourdomain.com.
  2. Be sure to turn off the __ () function in Magento

4. Common problems

  1. Wordgento does not like the WordPress plugin called Tumblrize!
  2. Wordgento does not like the cForms plugin either!
  3. It's better not to use WordPress cache plugins since they can also cache the session current Magento client.

5. Future

The author wants that the blocks created by us can be added in the next version of WordGento. For example, if you have created your own topcart.phtml block in Magento, you can add it in Wordgento and claim it to be displayed in WordPress.

As you can see it is a quite complete and interesting solution for to integrate Magento and WordPress . If you prefer a "reverse" option, you can try Magento Connect, an extension for Magento that looks the same but otherwise.

NOTICE : this publication is two or more years ago. If it's a code or a plugin it might not work in the latest versions of WordPress, and if it's a news story it might be obsolete. Then do not say we have not warned you.

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