Happy New Year! Now, go and change the copyright date on your website.
Visitors to your site judge you on everything, and the details matter to them. The copyright date is one of those details.
“Copyright 2013” on the footer of your website is like wearing a pair of scuffed-up shoes when you meet a prospective client — it’s not a huge thing, but it sends the wrong message regarding your attention to detail.
Here’s how to change the copyright date on your website:
• In WordPress, the copyright info typically resides in the footer.php file of WordPress themes. To find the footer.php file, go to Dashboard>Appearance>Editor>Templates>Footer. Click on “Footer” then find for the copyright code in the editor panel. Change the date and then click “Update file” below the panel. You’re done.
(You could add a plugin to change the copyright date, but every plugin affects your website’s performance and I wouldn’t add a plugin for something this small.)
• If you’ve hired someone to tend to your website, contact them right now and
ask tell them to change the copyright date.
• If you have a Drupal site, this is how you change the copyright date.
• If you’re on Rainmaker, go to Dashboard>Design>Appearance>Footer Options>Site Footer Text. Make your changes and then save.