A good measure, surely. We can use some classic PHP and a built-in WordPress function to make this bit of text dynamic so that it will never need to be tampered with manually again. Here is the code to add to your theme template file most likely footer.
Update Your WordPress Functions.php File
Add the Year Shortcode to Your WordPress Footer
Back in my web designing days there was one finishing touch that all my clients wanted for their website—after the favicon: the copyright year added to the WordPress footer. It involves updating your functions. So without further delay, here is a very short tutorial showing you how to add a dynamic copyright year to WordPress footer. It is strongly recommended that you use a child theme when applying the following code. Using a child theme ensures that when your theme developer pushes an update to the theme, the changes you make today will not be overwritten. As long as the file updates successfully, you can move on to the next steps. Most premium themes make it easy to update the content in your footer, or in some cases it is called the socket, but if there is not a clear location, you will want to contact the theme developer. Often your footer settings will be located in a theme specific menu section.
2. Create your shortcode for the current year (and current month, current date or current day)
I am using Krystal Lawyer free theme for my website and I want to add my own Copyright in the footer. However, I am unable to find the option for the same. I have added the text in footer settings but cannot find it on website. Also there is no copyright option under customize. Hi usertech. But it does not appears at bottom on the website. You need to put the code back to show the copyright text.
A copyright notice in the footer of your WordPress website helps you protect against infringement. There are many versions of this notice, but, in most cases, it contains a copyright symbol, a copyright year or date , and your company or website name. Webmasters that choose to add a copyright notice will need to update the date on it regularly to avoid visitors assuming that the website is outdated or not maintained regularly.