What is Review Disclaimer WordPress Plugin?
The Review Disclaimer WordPress Plugin allows you to easily insert a disclaimer notice to your posts where you may write paid reviews. As bloggers, we often times will be approached by a company to write a review of their products, services, or even the company itself. In a perfect world, we also get compensated for these reviews, either through free products, or money.
It is important to disclose this relationship to your blog’s readers. These visitors may rely on your advice to make some of their own purchasing decisions, and knowing whether or not you were paid to review a product could clear up any confusion over your relationship with the company or product.
Download Review Disclaimer
Review Disclaimer Installation and Use Steps
- Download archive and unzip in wp-content/plugins or install via Plugins – Add New.
- Activate the plugin through the Plugins menu in WordPress.
- In your WordPress dashboard, click on Settings > Review Disclaimer.
- Type your disclaimer text into the box, and click Save Changes.
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Review Disclaimer FAQs
Why Should I add a Disclaimer Inside my Post?
When someone reads your reviews they do not necessarily know whether or not you were compensated, or if you went out and purchased the product and then decided to rave about it. Simply posting a disclaimer on a separate page does not inform the reader, who may not click on the disclaimer page. Even if they did click on it, the disclaimer page likely would not be clear as to what products or services you received compensation for.
From the FTC website “A single disclosure doesn’t really do it because people visiting your site might read individual reviews or watch individual videos without seeing the disclosure on your page.”
Therefore, you should include a disclosure on every post that has a paid review.
How do I insert a disclaimer in a page or post?
In your WordPress dashboard, click on Settings > Review Disclaimer, then enter the disclaimer text and click Save Changes.
After you have saved the disclaimer text you can use the shortcode Enter disclaimer text in any page or post where you want your disclaimer to appear.
Is there Required Language to use in my Disclosure?
No. As long as it is clear that you received compensation of some sort for your review. You could say something like:
I received compensation for my review of the products or services in this post.
If I decide to change the language in the disclaimer later on, what will happen to the disclaimers currently being shown on my pages or posts?
If you update the disclaimer, the shortcodes used in your pages or posts will update to reflect the new language. They will continue to be shown in the same location on the page as where you originally placed it.
If you delete the text, and still have the shortcode inside a page or post, it will simply remove the language from that page or post.