If you ever wonder why some sites have old years (not even the last one) on footer copyright text, for me this comes from a lazy development, since it can be quickly fixed with code, in this case I’m going to show you how to do it in Magento e-commerce platform:
First login to your Magento admin panel and in
System -> Configuration -> Design -> Footer -> Copyright
Copyright © Company Name. All Rights Reserved.
Then open the following file to edit code:
Lookup for the following section of code:
And replace it with:
<!--?php echo preg_replace('/<YEAR\?-->/', date('Y'), $this->getCopyright()) ?>
Hope this help someone out there.
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