Since it is almost 2011, people are asking me to change the copyright date at the bottom of their WordPress blog.
You can, however, do this automatically by using a piece of code that displays the current year. Once this is added to your template, you don’t need to manually update it again.
This will display the current year.
<?php echo date("Y"); ?>
At the bottom of this site, I have the following.
Copyright © 2008 - 2010 (Anti) Social Development All rights reserved
The following code is used.
Copyright © 2008 - <?php echo date("Y"); ?> <?php bloginfo('name'); ?> All rights reserved
This is copyright, the code for the copyright symbol, the year I started the site, the current year, the name of the site, and All rights reserved.
If you add that little piece of code to your template – this is usually the footer file – you don’t have to worry about changing the date manually again.
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