Wish you never had to update a footer widget to change the copyright year ever again?  You need to implement a dynamic copyright year into your site.

Here are a couple ways to automate this needless yearly task.

If you have control over the theme, here is the PHP code that will automatically spit out the current year.

 

Or, if you can’t or don’t want to touch the footer.php file, here is a javascript alternative.  You should even be able to use this in a custom HTML or text widget.

 

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