Ever notice how many websites and blogs have a copyright message at the bottom of the page that is still set to last year — or worse, several years ago?
Here’s a quick easy trick to make sure that never happens to you.
In the copyright field, instead of entering a date, like 2013, enter this piece of code:
<?php echo date(‘Y’); ?>
That nifty little PHP snippet will automatically put the current year in your copyright every time. And if you want to show how long you’ve been around, you can still use a date range by entering the year you first published your site, followed by the auto date code.
For example this is the code I use at the bottom of my site, and how it appears:
@ Copyright 2001 – 2013. All rights reserved. DigitalFamily.com
Now you just have to find the time to keep the rest of your website or blog up to date.
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