Privacy, License, Disclaimer & Other Legal Stuff

I’m not a fan of legal mumbo-jumbo either, so I’ll try to make this quick, painless & easy enough for a 9-year-old to understand. Of course, you can always contact me if you have questions. Any changes to this policy will be posted on this page.

Jump to: Affiliate Disclaimer, Site Analytics, Your Email Address, Cookies, License

By using this site, you understand and agree to the following:

Affiliate Disclaimer

WP Smackdown is more than just a side project. While our first-and-foremost goal is, and always will be, to teach you WordPress… we need to make money in order to continue publishing valuable content for you, our readers.

Certain links throughout the site are affiliate links. If you decide to purchase a product or service via one of these links, we might receive a small commission for referring you. Rest assured, this does not increase your cost at all. In fact, we hope to build partnerships so we can offer you discounts on commercial WordPress products.

We are always 100% truthful in our reviews & analysis, and will never recommend a theme or plugin that we don’t truly believe in.

Data Collection & Cookies

Website Analytics

We use Google Analytics to track aggregate web traffic statistics on wpsmackdown.com. We collect basic information about visits to the site, including, but not limited to: how the visitor found us, which pages were viewed & what actions were taken. We might also collect demographic information (age, gender) or your general interests. This information could have been gathered from your Google profile, videos you’ve watched on YouTube or previous ads you’ve interacted with. You can update your demographic & interest settings here. We never collect any personally-identifiable information.

We use this information to learn how our audience is using the site, and where we should be focusing our efforts to make improvements. We may share general site statistics (total visitors, total pageviews, etc.) publicly, or with potential advertisers.

You can read more about Google’s Privacy Policy, or opt-out of being included in our stats.

Your Email Address

There are several places on the site where you can choose to provide us with your email address. We use your email to send you information related to the website. This includes, but is not limited to: news, updates, coupons, new blog post alerts, or promotional messages that we feel might be beneficial to our audience.

We never share or sell your email address to anyone. It is kept safe and only used by us at wpsmackdown.com. You can opt-out at any time using an unsubscribe link provided in the email.

Cookies

WP Smackdown uses cookies for a few things.

  • To collect general, non-personal website traffic data
  • To customize the experience for first-time vs. returning visitors (by remembering certain actions or preferences)

Google may use the data collected by cookies:

  • to contextualize and personalize the ads of its own advertising network

Control your Google Ad Settings here.

License

While I won’t dare to write as awesome of a license as Chris Coyier of CSS-Tricks, I will say this…

Please use any and all information you find on this site to get better. Make yourself better. Make your client’s site better. Whatever. That’s why we’re here, to help you learn. Feel free to take code samples & ideas from the site — use them, disagree with them and expand upon them. Attribution is not necessary, but it’s always cool to find out that your work is actually being used, and not going to waste (shoot me an email to tell me what you learned).

As long as you aren’t doing anything to intentionally harm wpsmackdown.com, or its readers, then we’re cool ;-)

Don’t hate. Collaborate.