Dynamic Year and Copyright Shortcode

Description

This plugins allows you to keep the Copyright year of the website always updated by getting the current year and storing it in the shortcode [current_year].

There are three variations of this plugin’s shortcode

[current_year] – This shortcode displays the current year. Assuming that the current year is 2015 then the shortcode will display “2015” (without quotes) wherever it is used.

[current_year_with_copyright_symbol] – This shortcode displays the current year with the copyright symbol to its left. Assuming the current year to be 2015 the shorcode will display “© 2015” (without quotes) wherever it is used.

[current_year_with_copyright_symbol_and_title] – This shortcode displays the current year with the copyright symbol and site title to its left. Assuming the current year to be 2015 the shorcode will display “Site Title © 2015” (without quotes) wherever it is used.

Shortcode Features Available

  1. Current Year
  2. Current Year with copyright symbol
  3. Current Year with copyright symbol and title

Screenshots

  • Usage of shortcode in Post/Page Editor

  • Output of shortcode on front-end

Installation

Installing directly from wordpress backend

  1. Goto Plugins -> Add New
  2. Search for Dynamic Year and Copyright Shortcode
  3. Install and Activate the plugin
  4. Use the shorcode variations [current_year], [current_year_with_copyright_symbol] and [current_year_with_copyright_symbol_and_title] wherever you want.

Installing by uploading the plugin to wordpress

  1. Goto https://wordpress.org/plugins/dynamic-year-and-copyright-shortcode/
  2. Click on Download to download the plugin to your system
  3. Upload the plugin to wp-content/plugins/ using FTP or Cpanel and extract the zipped file
  4. Goto Plugins and Activate the plugin
  5. Use the shorcode variations [current_year], [current_year_with_copyright_symbol] and [current_year_with_copyright_symbol_and_title] wherever you want.

FAQ

Installation Instructions

Installing directly from wordpress backend

  1. Goto Plugins -> Add New
  2. Search for Dynamic Year and Copyright Shortcode
  3. Install and Activate the plugin
  4. Use the shorcode variations [current_year], [current_year_with_copyright_symbol] and [current_year_with_copyright_symbol_and_title] wherever you want.

Installing by uploading the plugin to wordpress

  1. Goto https://wordpress.org/plugins/dynamic-year-and-copyright-shortcode/
  2. Click on Download to download the plugin to your system
  3. Upload the plugin to wp-content/plugins/ using FTP or Cpanel and extract the zipped file
  4. Goto Plugins and Activate the plugin
  5. Use the shorcode variations [current_year], [current_year_with_copyright_symbol] and [current_year_with_copyright_symbol_and_title] wherever you want.
How to display the current year with copyright symbol?

Please use [current_year_with_copyright_symbol]

How to display the current year with copyright symbol and title?

Please use [current_year_with_copyright_symbol_and_title]

Reviews

Please display in inline-block

When you use any of the shortcodes, it gives the year in a div, which is a display-ed as a block, so it is in separate line. 🙁 It would be better in a block with display: inline-block CSS property.

Nice idea, please fix it!

Doesn’t work properly

When you use any of the shortcodes it sets the code on separate lines, so you cannot use current year within any text as it applies line breaks.

Secondly, instead of displaying the copyright symbol, it displays the word &copy which is almost the code for the copyright symbol but not quite…!

Nice idea, poorly implemented

Thanks!

Great replacement for the Automatic Copyright Year plugin, which seems to have been abandoned 🙁

However, it interfered with the footer widget text styling (which the Automatic Copyright Year widget did not), and I had a deuce of a time figuring out how to correct it. In the end, I styled div.dcywrapper in Additional CSS for the shortcode output, then had to manually style the line below it (all rights reserved) as a separate span in the HTML widget. Ergo, 4 stars instead of 5.

But still, thanks for helping me resist the temptation to run an unmaintained plugin because there is no replacement 🙂

Don’t know why WordPress doesn’t just add an automatic copyright shortcode to the built-in WordPress shortcodes. It’s something everyone needs, and would make it harder for hackers to identify neglected sites.

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Contributors & Developers

“Dynamic Year and Copyright Shortcode” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.

Contributors

Changelog

0.1

  • Initial version