How to Insert Terms to All Website Pages WordPress
If you have a website that gets a decent amount of traffic, you’ll most likely receive some inquiries about it from potential customers.
Instead of just replying with “no thank you,” you can use an easy plugin to insert a “terms of service” paragraph onto every page of your site.
As an email marketer, you’ll find this tactic invaluable. When someone visits your website, they’ll have to scroll down to see the tiny “terms” section at the bottom of each page.
Activate The Plugin
The first step is to activate the plugin. To do this, visit your site’s dashboard, then click on the plugin menu item found in the left-hand column.
From there, you can choose to activate the plugin for this site only or for all sites running on the WordPress platform.
Configure The Plugin
Once you’ve activated the plugin, you’ll see a screen asking for the plugin’s settings. These are the general settings you need to configure for the plugin to work:
The first thing to do is to give your plugin a name. This is the name that will display on the dashboard, as well as the email notifications sent to you whenever a new visitor arrives.
For the purposes of this demonstration, I’ll use the name “Terms” for the plugin. To proceed, click on Save Changes.
At this point, you should see a shortcode (also known as a WordPress tag) named [terms] displayed on the main dashboard.
Insert The Shortcode
With your shortcode activated on your site’s dashboard, you can now easily add the terms to all the pages of your site.
You do this by clicking on the Pages icon found in the left-hand column. Then, on the ensuing screen, you can choose which pages you want to include the terms on. You can either select all pages or pick and choose the pages you want to affect.
When you’ve made your selection, click on the Insert Shortcode button. You’ll then see a dropdown menu appear with all the available shortcodes.
Our example site currently contains three shortcodes, so we can use these to further customize the appearance of our terms. To begin, click on the three dots next to Terms in the left-hand column.
This will open a dropdown menu. From there, you can choose from a variety of options. For this example, I’ll use the first option, which is H1.
This changes the appearance of our shortcode from plain text to an H1 headline. So instead of simply having “Terms”, we’ll see “Terms – An H1 Headline” on all our site’s pages.
Style The Plugin
As a best practice when working with a plugin, you should always read the instructions that come with it.
In our case, Style comes with a variety of options for the terms plugin’s appearance.
You can choose from a few different skin tones and adjust the text size to your liking.
For maximum effect, try out the Dark version. This is my personal preference, as I find it quite easy on the eyes. Once you’ve made your selection, click on the Download button to install the new style.
Preview The Plugin
Once your style is installed, you can preview it by clicking on the Preview button on the plugin’s menu item. You’ll then see a preview of your site with the added terms.
If everything looks good, click on the OK button to save your settings.
You can now activate your plugin on all your site’s pages.
We’ve gone over a lot of ground in this article, so let’s recap: