GDPR and SiteOrigin Products

General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is European Union law on data protection and privacy for all individuals within the European Union. It addresses the export of personal data outside the EU. We’ve assembled a brief guide on what sort of information you might need to add to your privacy policy to comply with GDPR when using SiteOrigin themes and plugins.

Disclaimer: this post is by no means legal advice. If unsure, please seek professional consultation.

What is GDPR?

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is a legal framework that sets guidelines for the collection and processing of personal information of individuals within the European Union (EU).

Read the full definition on Wikipedia.

Does GDPR Affect Me and My Website?

If your company is based in the European Union (EU), or you do business with EU citizens, the GDPR does affect you and your website so you need to comply. With that said, it would be a good idea comply with the regulations regardless, as it’s possible countries outside of the EU will implement similar legislation in the future.

Gutenberg Compatibility in SiteOrigin Page Builder

Gutenberg has made massive strides in 2018. It continues to evolve into what we hope will be a worthy core editor later this year with the release of WordPress 5.0.

We’re doing our bit for the Gutenberg future of WordPress by adding compatibility to all our products. This will be available as a free update before Gutenberg is merged into the WordPress core.

Just like we made our Widgets Bundle widgets available to other page builder plugins, we’re making all our widgets Gutenberg compatible. So you can add our buttons, tabbed layout, maps, etc. to your Gutenberg pages.

Introducing Corp Business Theme

A little earlier this year we released Corp, our new business focused theme. Corp features a professional design, beautiful transitions and is a perfect platform for Page Builder by SiteOrigin or the page builder plugin of your choice. Corp is lightweight, responsive and fast loading. It’s perfectly suited to promoting businesses of all types. If you’re a developer, we’re sure you’ll find Corp a great theme to extend. View the theme demo.

Introducing the Tabs Widget

Following our recent release of the Accordion widget, we’re really pleased to announce our new Tabs widget. Tabs offer a great way to organise and structure content in a small amount of space. Perfect for listing your services, products, page sections or any other content that has a horizontal structure to it.

The Tabs widget is included in the Widgets Bundle plugin release version 1.11.0. SiteOrigin Widgets can be inserted into any page using SiteOrigin Page Builder or any of the other Page Builders that we support. You can also insert widgets into theme widget areas.

New Portfolio Support for Unwind

We’re really pleased to announce Unwind now offers support for Jetpack Portfolio custom post type. If you have a portfolio of any sort that you’d like to show off, Jetpack Portfolio is a great way to do it. View our photography portfolio demo. In this case we’ve built a small portfolio of travel photos. You can use this great feature for showing off a portfolio of any kind of work.

For instructions on activating Jetpack, adding portfolio items and displaying your portfolio, view the documentation.

Lightbox Added to SiteOrigin Premium

We’re excited to announce a new addon for SiteOrigin Premium, the lightbox. A lightbox showcases images and galleries in an overlay that dims surrounding content and focusses your user’s attention. From SiteOrigin Premium version 1.0.4 onwards you’ll be able to add a lightbox to the following SiteOrigin Widgets:

  • SiteOrigin Image Widget
  • SiteOrigin Image Grid Widget
  • SiteOrigin Simple Masonry Widget
  • SiteOrigin Slider Widget