This guide is designed to help customers installing our cookie consent widget on their WordPress based website. Follow these few simple steps to get up and running quickly.

Before you start:

Before following these steps, please be sure that you have:

Check step 1 - 4 in the Get Started with Legal Monster guide to create all of the above.

How to install cookie consent in Wordpress?

We have developed a plugin for Wordpress that will help you install Legal Monster cookie widget on your site. Download our Legal Monster Cookie Pop-up plugin and be up and running in minutes!

Step 1: Code snippet

To install your widget, you'll need your cookie widget code snippet.

The code snippet is the text in the text area at the bottom right.

To find your code snippet, go to the Legal Monster dashboard and select "Widgets" in the side menu. Click on the cookie widget you previously created and copy the code.

It will look like this:

!function(){var i,e,t,s=window.legal=window.legal||[];if(s.SNIPPET_VERSION="3.0.0",i="https://widgets.legalmonster.com/v1/legal.js",!s.__VERSION__)if(s.invoked)window.console&&console.info&&console.info("legal.js: The initialisation snippet is included more than once on this page, and does not need to be.");else{for(s.invoked=!0,s.methods=["cookieConsent","document","ensureConsent","handleWidget","signup","user"],s.factory=function(t){return function(){var e=Array.prototype.slice.call(arguments);return e.unshift(t),s.push(e),s}},e=0;e<s.methods.length;e++)t=s.methods[e],s[t]=s.factory(t);s.load=function(e,t){var n,o=document.createElement("script");o.setAttribute("data-legalmonster","sven"),o.type="text/javascript",o.async=!0,o.src=i,(n=document.getElementsByTagName("script")[0]).parentNode.insertBefore(o,n),s.__project=e,s.__loadOptions=t||{}},s.widget=function(e){s.__project||s.load(e.widgetPublicKey),s.handleWidget(e)}}}();
type: "cookie",
widgetPublicKey: "xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx",

Notice that the value for widgetPublicKey will be different in your code snippet

Step 2: Legal Monster Cookie Plugin

Download our Legal Monster Cookie Pop-up plugin and install via the plugins interface in Wordpress:

Choose "Upload Plugin" and upload the plugin's *.zip file. Activate your plugin and navigate to "Settings" -> Legal Monster Cookie Plugin.

Step 3: Blocking cookies

The final step you need to take to make sure your cookies are compliant is to block the scripts that set them on your website, so the widget can enable them only when a visitor gives consent.

This step is a bit more technical, however, this guide shows you how to block cookies on your site or you can follow our Google Tag Manager guide.

In the future, we plan to remove the need for Step 3, when we introduce a fully automatic blocking feature.


Congratulations on completing your first step towards collecting compliant cookie consent in Wordpress. Pad your self on the back and know that our monster Sven is proud of you.