Often you will see a website that has an outdated copyright date which is pretty annoying. There are also sites that only show the current year for their copyright date which is even more annoying because you won’t know how old the site is.
To add a copyright date to your WordPress site’s footer, you can just edit the footer template in your theme and add a copyright notice. However, the year you use in the code will need to be manually updated next year.
Instead, you can use the following code to dynamically display the current year in your copyright notice.
© 2009 – <?php echo date('Y'); ?> Enter Your site Name