I’m in the market for a new job in the Washington, D.C. metro area – I provide comprehensive web content management and strategy – and I have noticed something throughout my search:
Many web sites have a copyright date of 2016.
It’s late March. March 2017.
This suggests that web managers, developers, etc. are still hard-coding their copyrights instead of just letting their CMS display the current year.
I’d rather do it from the CMS, but this a simple alternative to getting the current year in the copyright or anywhere else. We used this at GannettDigital long ago.
In WordPress, add this line of code after the ©
If you are not sure where the copyright appears, check functions.php first.
There are a few ways, covered here: Auto update to the current year in the copyright footer.
I don’t have firsthand experience with Ektron, but here’s what I found when I searched for “add dynamic copyright to Ektron.”
That’s all there is to it, do it once and then never again.
Happy New Year!