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How to AUTOMATICALLY update your Copyright Year

How to automatically update your copyright year • Kerstin Martin Squarespace Studio

Happy New Year!

I hope you had a lovely Christmas and fabulous start to the new year. I have a good feeling about 2019 and am exciting about getting started! Instead of an end-of-year recap I will soon write my 5 things I’ve learned during my 4th year in business post so watch out for that. Sometimes it’s hard to believe that I am now in my 5th year of running my own business!

In the meantime I wanted to share one small tip that many people forget about when a new year starts: Updating the year in your copyright notice.

Oh, you don’t even have one of those? Maybe you still show ‘Powered by Squarespace’ in your footer? I highly recommend removing that and to populate your footer with any or all of these:

  • Your contact details

  • Sitemap

  • Location map (if you are a physical business)

  • Links to your policies

  • Social media links

  • Legal notices such as the copyright

  • A newsletter sign-up box

What exactly goes into your footer depends on your business but don’t underestimate the importance of this section of your website. Nowadays people are used to scrolling to the footer for contact information for instance, or links to important pages on your website, or those that did not fit into the main navigation at the top.

As for updating the copyright year I often forget about this myself. So this year I decided to find a coding solution that would automatically change the year and then I never have to worry about this again!

The Code

If you are on a business or higher plan you can use the Code Block but otherwise the Markdown Block will work, too. Enter the following HTML code for the various scenarios:


Simple:

<p>Copyright &copy; <script>document.write(new Date().getFullYear())</script> Kerstin Martin All Rights Reserved</p>

Result:

Copyright © 2019 Kerstin Martin All Rights Reserved


Date range:

<p> Copyright &copy; 2014-<script>document.write(new Date().getFullYear())</script> Kerstin Martin All Rights Reserved</p>

Result:

Copyright © 2014-2019 Kerstin Martin All Rights Reserved


Center copyright notice:

<p style="text-align: center"> Copyright &copy; 2014-<script>document.write(new Date().getFullYear())</script> Kerstin Martin All Rights Reserved</p>

Result:

Copyright © 2014-2019 Kerstin Martin All Rights Reserved

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I will be sharing tips like these and much more in this upcoming new class!

 

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