After the update regarding the GDPR, WordPress now has an option named "Privacy Policy" under the settings, which you can use a page to be used as your privacy policy page.

How can I get the ID or the permalink for this page to use in my theme or plugin?

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WordPress stores the page id for the privacy policy page in the options table. To get the value, you can use:

$privacy_policy_page = get_option( 'wp_page_for_privacy_policy' );

if( $privacy_policy_page ) {
    $permalink = esc_url( get_permalink( $privacy_policy_page ) );

The $privacy_policy_page variable holds the ID of the privacy policy page.

  • You would use: if( get_the_ID() == $privacy_policy_page ) { // do something } May 2, 2019 at 14:41

These functions are available since 4.9.6 for the privacy policy url and link:

  • get_privacy_policy_url() - filterable with the privacy_policy_url filter.
  • get_the_privacy_policy_link() - filterable with the the_privacy_policy_link filter.
  • the_privacy_policy_link() - wrapper that outputs get_the_privacy_policy_link().

See ticket #43850

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