Dynamic Copyright Year



Take year updates off your New Year’s list. New from 5 Star Plugins, Dynamic Copyright Year detects the copyright year in a site footer and updates it dynamically based on the visitor’s local timezone. Each visitor will see the year in their timezone.

The free Standard plugin has everything you need to dynamically update the copyright every New Year. Try the Premium plugin to add footer policy links and get priority tech support.


Starts working instantly!
1. If © YYYY text exists in your footer you are ready to go.
2. Activate automatic updating under plugin options.
3. Visit the site to watch the footer change from a past year to the current year.

No shortcode or coding required. Clean and simple features with a user friendly interface.

Dynamic Year Updating

Automate your footer with a dynamic copyright year.

Local Timezone Precision

Roll out New Year’s Eve in realtime. Displays year in visitor’s location.

Update Hard-To-Edit Footers

Works on hardcoded Themes, a footer socket or footer widget.

Footer Policy Links

Upgrade to Dynamic Copyright Year Premium to add tiny policy links next to the copyright year. De-clutter your main menu and solve hard-to-edit menus.


Dynamic Copyright Year was developed by 5 Star Plugins in the United States. Our technology goes through rigorous testing for the highest quality code written by WordPress experts. Standard plugin updates are free to maintain compatibility with the current version of WordPress, security fixes, and user improvements.


Receive world-class support from our team of experts located in the United States. Whether it’s a question about the plugin or help troubleshooting we respond to every inquiry. Free standard plugin users can get answers in the community forum. Receive priority email support after purchasing Dynamic Copyright Year Premium. Premium support will put you in touch with a developer to get everything working perfectly.

Premium Benefits:
* Add Footer Policy Links next to copyright year
* Premium Support
* Premium Updates

14-Day Trial: Install the standard plugin then start your trial.


Please do not post security concerns to the forum as it could heighten a real security threat. Login to your site to submit a bug report using “contact us” from our plugin menu. Visit our Support Center to learn more about bug reporting and support options.


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  • Settings Page – Standard
  • Dynamic Year Update – Standard
  • Settings Page – Premium
  • Footer Policy Links – Premium


Go to Plugins -> Add New, search for the name of the plugin, and then find it in the list, and click Install Now, then Activate.

Or use the manual upload method if you have a plugin ZIP file:

  1. Click the Upload option. Choose the plugin zip file. Click the Upload button.
  2. Activate the plugin.

After activation -> head to our plugin page located in the left side menu to complete setup. Visit our plugin set-up guide for helpful tips.


Where do I get support?

Use the support forum here for questions about the free standard plugin. If you’ve upgraded, please do not post questions about Premium to the forum. Premium members should head to our Support Center or send an email using the “contact us” form available from our plugin menu in your WordPress dashboard.

Where do I go to edit plugin options?

After successful installation and activation of this plugin, head to the plugin settings page in your WordPress Dashboard located in the left sidebar.

Add © year text to your footer. Works with a footer socket or footer widget.

All you need to do is activate automatic updating.

This plugin detects a copyright year in the footer to automatically update it to the current year based on a visitor’s location.
For example:
© 2022
Copyright 2022
© Copyright 2022

Footer year not updating?

This plugin does not work with this format:
© Company YYYY
Copyright Company YYYY

Rearrange text to:
© YYYY Company
Copyright YYYY Company

Clear page cache and refresh browser after saving.

For more troubleshooting tips visit our knowledge base.

Will it show ads on my website or collect data?

Our plugin is 100% ad free and we do not collect or store visitor data.

I have other questions.

If your question is not listed here visit our knowledge base.


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Contributors & Developers

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




  • Update Freemius SDK to v2.5.10


  • Update Freemius SDK to privacy-focused v2.5.5, and bumped tested to WP 6.2


  • Downgrade Freemius SDK to avoid Upgrade issues when skipping Opt-in on initial activation.


  • Initial release.