How to Automatically Add a Disclaimer in WordPress (Easy Way)

Do you want your disclaimers and important notices to show up immediately on your WordPress site?

A disclaimer keeps your business safe from lawsuits and gives readers more information. Most of the time, you’d have to personally add disclaimers to your content.

In this post, we’ll show you an easy way to add a disclaimer to your WordPress site automatically.

Add a disclaimer to your WordPress site automatically
Why should a WordPress site show a disclaimer?
Adding a disclaimer to your WordPress site is a great way to let your users know about important information. It also keeps your business from being held legally responsible for claims made by users.

You can show a disclaimer on your website in many different ways. For example, let’s say your site has links to affiliates or reviews of products. You can put up an FTC disclosure that says you may get paid by the companies whose goods you show on your website.

In the same way, you can show legal disclaimers if you work in a field that is governed by different rules. This is very helpful if you want to give medical or health advice, law advice, or tips on making money through investments.

Let’s say you want to write a blog post about GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation). You can show a disclaimer telling users that if they need legal help, they should talk to an internet law attorney.

Legal statement example
On the other hand, if you have a WordPress blog where you share personal views, adding a disclaimer can protect you from legal action.

So, let’s look at how to add a warning automatically in WordPress. You can jump to any part of this post by clicking on the links below.

Using WordPress to make disclaimers
Putting disclaimers on your WordPress site automatically
Using WordPress to make disclaimers
You can use the text editor in WordPress to add disclosures by hand. Just add the text of the disclaimer to your blog posts or pages. But this takes a lot of time because WordPress doesn’t have a way to automatically show these disclaimers, so you’d have to change each page.

Using WPCode is a simple way to do that. It’s the best code snippet plugin for WordPress, and it makes it easy to add and handle custom code snippets.

What is a Snippet in Code Blocks?

Custom Blocks Snippets is a tool of WPCode that you can use to make disclaimers. It makes a custom WordPress block that you can put anywhere on your site instantly.

Usually, this would require changing code or making a block that can be used more than once. With WPCode, the process is easy, and you don’t have to mess with the website’s code or edit posts and pages by hand.

You can make disclaimers with this WPCode feature, but you can also use it to make custom WordPress blocks for call-to-action boxes, important messages, interactive blocks with forms or image sliders, and much more.

We will use the WPCode Pro version for this lesson because it has the Custom Blocks Snippets option. But there is also a free version of WPCode that you can use to start.

First, you need to get the WPCode Pro plugin set up and running. See our guide on how to add a WordPress plugin if you need help.

After activation, you can enter the license key in the WordPress admin page by going to Code Snippets » Settings. You can find the license key in the account part of WPCode.

Enter WPCode license key
Next, from the WordPress dashboard, go to Code Snippets » + Add Snippet.

From here, you’ll need to choose “Add Your Custom Code (New Snippet)”.

To add an ad, choose Custom Code from the WPCode library.
After that, you can give your snippet a name, like ‘Disclaimer Notice.’

Next, click the drop-down choice next to Code Type and choose “Blocks Snippet.” Click the “Save Snippet” button when you’re done.

Choose blocks and save them.
You can now use the WordPress text editor to change your disclaimer notice.

To do that, click the ‘Edit with Block Editor’ button.

Next, you’ll be taken to WordPress’s block editor. Just type in the words for your disclaimer.

Type the text of your notice here.
You can change the look of your disclaimer notice even more with the block editor’s styling choices.

Just click on the ‘Style’ tab in the Settings panel on the right. You can change the color of the text, background, and links from this page. There are also ways to change how big the word is.

In this lesson, we’ll give the disclaimer notice a background color to make it stand out from the rest of the text. Don’t forget to click ‘Update’.

Change the wording of your warning.
After creating your disclaimer notice, you can click the “Return to WPCode Snippet” button at the top.

Putting disclaimers on your WordPress site automatically
Once you’re on the WPCode Snippet screen, just scroll down to the “Insertion” area. Here, you can choose when and where your notice of warning will show up.

You can keep the ‘Insert Method’ set to Auto Insert. After that, go ahead and click the dropdown menu next to Location.

Choose how to add the code piece.
Now, WPCode will show more than one choice. Just click on the Page-Specific tab.

Next, you can decide where on your site the warning will go. For example, it can show up at the beginning of a post, after a few lines, at the end of the post, and in other places.

For the purposes of this lesson, we will choose “Insert After Paragraph.” So, after a certain number of lines, the snippet will show up on all the pages.

Choose where to put the code piece.
WPCode will also let you choose how many pages will come before the custom block snippet.

For example, we want the disclaimer notice to automatically show after the first three paragraphs on all the pages of our demo site.

Change and turn on the snippet
Once you’re done, don’t forget to turn on the blocks snippet and click the “Update” button at the top.

Aside from that, you can also use shortcodes to add the disclaimer message to certain pages.

Just switch from Auto Insert to Shortcode in the Insert Method box.

Use the shortcode to add snippets to blocks.
After that, you can copy the shortcode and paste it anywhere on your website. You can show the warning on certain pages and posts, for example.

WPCode also lets you plan your disclaimer scripts. This is very helpful if you want to show a time-sensitive message on your site. To schedule the snippet, all you have to do is pick a start date and a finish date.

Plan your clip.
When you’re done, don’t forget to turn on the snippet and click the ‘Update’ button.

Visit your page now to see how the disclaimer works.

View warning notice preview
We hope this article taught you how to add a disclaimer easily in WordPress. You might also want to look at our list of must-have WordPress apps and tools for business sites and how to make an email newsletter the right way.

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