Your themes and GDPR

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  • #63822

    Bitpicker
    Power User

    Hello, I’d like to know whether you can provide any information relevant to the new European data protection regulation which has severe impacts on any webmaster within the EC and practically everybody outside the EC who is dealing with the data of European citizens as well. You may have noticed the new privacy settings available in WordPress 4.9.6 as of now, for example.

    In my specific case for whatever reason switching comments to “no name or e-mail to provide” has no effect, nor does the new WP check box appear which is supposed to give commenters the chance to opt out of this. I am using Anima, might that be related to the theme? Caches have been cleaned to no avail.

    Website: computer-service-remscheid.de

    #64056

    I have the same problems with the theme Fluida and I’d like to know if you are planning to update our themes as WordPress said that the fact that the check box doesn’t appear is most probably a theme conflict.

    #64418

    Zed
    Cryout Creations Team

    Our themes use customized comment form fields and will need to be updated to add support for the new GDPR-related checkbox.

    We have already updated Kahuna and we will publish new updates for all other themes as soon as possible.


    If you like our creations, please rate them on WordPress.org.
    Please read the available documentation and search the forums before posting.
    #64652

    Bitpicker
    Power User

    There is another GDPR-related problem turning up here in Germany. Lawyers are sending what can tentatively be translated as a cease-and-desist note to website owners using Google Fonts loaded from Google servers. This, according to the interpretation of these lawyers, is not permissible. And website owners are required to pay a penalty of a couple thousand euros…

    Is it possible to put a switch into the themes which completely cancels any calls to the Font api, so that Google Fonts cannot be loaded from Google servers? Anyone who wants to use them anyway should then self-host them.

    #64778

    Zed
    Cryout Creations Team

    Our themes were always capable of using system (browser/device-dependent) fonts for typography – simply select fonts that are not in the “suggested fonts” group in the options.

    In the latest updates we’ve eased the usage of local fonts in the options by introducing the additional “custom font” option. Select this from the dropdown list and then enter the font name in the identifier field below. Make sure you do this for all font options to completely avoid Google Fonts.

    When “custom font” is selected the theme will not attempt to enqueue fonts from the Google services but will continue to apply the specified font name to the appropriate content, so it relies on you manually loading the font files on the site. Use a plugin to embed fonts.


    If you like our creations, please rate them on WordPress.org.
    Please read the available documentation and search the forums before posting.
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