This article from the 2019 year was updated in January 2020 because the same issue strikes many websites in 2020 again!
It is 2020 year already but many websites still have their footers saying something like “MySiteName.com (c) 2019“. Well, yes, someone was just too busy and forgot to change the footer to show 2020 instead of 2019 (or maybe even 2018).
It is 2019 year already but lot of websites still have their footers saying something like “MySiteName.com (c) 2017-2018“.
If you use WordPress:
If you use another website management system then simply find a place in the code which is used for a footer.
Your current footer probably looks like this:
© Copyright 2010-2019 MyWebSite.com — All Rights Reserved
© Copyright 2010- <span id='footer-copyright'></span> <script> document.getElementById('footer-copyright'). appendChild(document.createTextNode( new Date().getFullYear())); </script> MyWebSite.com — All Rights Reserved
Save your footer and open your website. You will see that now it shows the current year.
How it works?
I’m using WordPress and I see some strange symbols instead of the year.
Probably you forgot to switch to Text mode when you were editing Footer. Try again and update the footer in Text mode, save and check again.