It’s 2020 already, and now is the time to update your static timestamp to an automatically updating copyright year or other dynamic timestamp.
If you are using WordPress
If you are using WordPress as your CMS, you can add this snippet in your footer.php to add the current year:
© <?php echo date("Y"); ?>
Or if you want to showcase more than the current year, such as the name of your WordPress site, you can add this snippet:
© <?php echo date("Y"); ?> - <?php bloginfo('name')?>
Here, we use <?php bloginfo(‘name’)?> to get the name of our WordPress website.
For PHP projects
If you are working on a PHP project, you can use this one:
© <?php $fromYear = 2008; $thisYear = (int)date('Y'); echo $fromYear . (($fromYear != $thisYear) ? '-' . $thisYear : '');?> Company.
© 2010<script>new Date().getFullYear()>2010&&document.write("-"+new Date().getFullYear());</script>, Company.
To make sure that your footer is always updated, it’s better to just let computers take care of this. Grab one of these snippets and paste that on your page!