Footer Shortcodes


Footer Shortcodes provides an easy way to add the standard footer copyright notice to your website – copyright symbol, Year, Site Title (linked to homepage).

There are separate shortcodes for each element so you can arrange and punctuate them however you like.

There is also a forth shortcode that combines the three elements in the standard way – © thisyear siteTitle.

Footer Shortcodes uses the PHP date() function so the year will always be current.

Shortcodes work in content and widgets but will NOT work in Titles, WP Custom Fields, Site Title, Site Description, Widget Titles, Menus, Headers and the HTML <title> element.


  1. Use Add Plugin within the WordPress Admin panel to download and install this Footer Shortcodes plugin from the plugin repository (preferred method).
  2. Activate the Footer Shortcodes plugin through the Installed Plugins Admin panel in WordPress.
  3. Insert [footer-shortcode-copyright], [footer-shortcode-year], [footer-shortcode-site] and/or [footer-shortcode] shortcodes as many times as you wish in one or more WordPress Pages, Posts or text widgets.


What are the shortcodes?

[footer-shortcode-copyright] to display the copyright (©) symbol.
[footer-shortcode-year] to display the current year.
[footer-shortcode-site] to display the site title linked to the homepage.
[footer-shortcode] to display all three – symbol year title-link.


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1.0.3 – 11 29 2020

  • Update tested up to version.
  • phpcs ignore comment for date().

1.0.1 – 10 16 2019

  • Adjust description text.
  • Correct typo in banner images.

1.0.0 – 10 14 2019

  • Deploy to WordPress repository.

0.5.0 – 10 10 2019

  • Downloaded WordPress Plugin Boilerplate and integrated shortcodes.

0.0.5 – 10 03 2018

  • First deploy to GIT