How to Display and Change "Terms and Conditions" and "Privacy Policy" Text on WooCommerce Checkout Page

I know that for those who just installed WooCommerce it could be not obvious where to find certain settings and how to manage them. So I decided to make a small rest from my advanced coding tutorials and create a simple tutorial on WooCommerce store settings. Why not? 🙃

Here is how it looks on my WooCommerce checkout page:

Change Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policy text on WooCommerce checkout page

If you have nothing there, only your "Place Order" button, read below how to turn these texts on.

By the way, if you are looking for a way how to change button text, this tutorial is for you.

How to Add Privacy Policy to the Checkout Page and Change its Text

All you need to do is to set any page as a Privacy Policy page in WooCommerce Settings > Accounts and Privacy tab.

How to add Privacy Policy to WooCommerce checkout and change its text
WooCommerce Settings > Accounts and Privacy tab

[privacy_policy] shortcode is the link to your Privacy Policy page. You can remove it or change to whatever you want, because some basic HTML is supported there, example for links: <a href="URL">TEXT</a>.

How to Add "Terms and Conditions" Checkbox to the Checkout Page

The process is similar, go to WooCommerce Settings > Advanced > Page Setup tab and set a page as your "Terms and Conditions" page. Example:

Add Terms and Conditions checkbox to WooCommerce Checkout page
WooCommerce > Settings > Advanced > Page Setup

How to Change "Terms and Conditions" Text

This one is a little tricky. I didn’t find anything in WooCommerce settings which allows to change that text. And of course we are not going to use code for that. But you can change that text in Customizer!

And I will tell you more – everything we configured before you can also configure in Customizer! And here is step by step how to do it:

  1. In WordPress dashboard go to Appearance > Customize
  2. Then go to WooCommerce and then to Checkout:
    Change Terms and Conditions text on WooCommerce checkout page in customizer.

You can also use HTML tags if you want to add your custom link to the "Terms and Conditions" text.

Misha Rudrastyh

Misha Rudrastyh

I develop websites since 2008, so it is total of 14 years of experience, oh my gosh. Most of all I love love love to create websites with WordPress and Gutenberg, some ideas and thoughts I share throughout my blog.

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