Age Verification for WordPress
Age Verification for WordPress Sites
Ever since its creation in 2003, WordPress has been revolutionising the way in which websites are built and – crucially – who can build them. WordPress provides open source software that allows just about anyone to create a website quickly, either to market their business, build awareness of their product, or simply tell the world what they’re up to. Today it powers over 30% of the web from start-up bloggers to large e-commerce sites.
Why Install Age Verification?
If you have a WordPress site that sells age-restricted online goods and services such as knives, e-cigarettes, alcohol, gaming, adult content or gambling you may be aware of the legal requirement on website vendors to put in place effective age verification measures. The absence of such measures could lead to a prosecution, fine or even imprisonment.
Finding the Right Age Verification Solution
Whilst the concept of age verification appears simple, finding the right solution for your business is crucial for customer adoption. It needs to be a clear and manageable process, that offers a streamlined service providing accurate and reliable proof of age. Key to a successful solution is the fact that age checking doesn’t hold up the sales transaction, or deter potential customers.
AgeChecked has created software to manage the age verification process in such a way that that the question “Is this person the correct age to access or buy what is being sold?” is answered simply and efficiently. Customers, when accessing the website for the first time, are asked to provide proof of age from a list of options. If they are the correct age they will quickly be able to complete their transaction.
The AgeChecked WordPress Plugin
This popular software solution is now available as a plugin for WordPress websites. The AgeChecked WooCommerce AddOn has been available for a while, but we’re delighted to now be able to offer vendors the opportunity to install an AgeChecked plugin for sites offering age-restricted online content.
The AgeChecked plugin is simple to install, with no coding required. It handles age checks directly on your site, using a range of age verification options. The process appears via an i-Frame on your site, and the response is immediate. Once verified, users are invited to set up an account and create an AgeChecked password which can be used as instant verification on subsequent visits.
An Effective, GDPR Compliant Plugin
The General Data Protection Regulation came into effect in Europe in May 2018 with the aim of providing consumers with greater protection regarding how their data is managed, and stored. The AgeChecked WordPress Plugin is GDPR compliant; AgeChecked doesn’t store customers’ data, nor does it share data with the host site. A clear explanation of the data usage is provided for customers as part of the verification process.
The AgeChecked goal is to help vendors transact their business legally, by providing a low cost process of age verification resulting in high quality matches, without delaying the sale, or inconveniencing their customers.