Automatically Update Footer Copyright Year in Elementor

Here’s an easy way to ensure that the date in your Elementor Footer Copyright text is always showing the current year!

Using our Snug Site Footer as an example…

Instead of having this as a ‘Text Editor‘ Widget with “© 2021 Snug Site” typed in…


Use instead a ‘Text Editor‘ Widget with the “Current Date Time” Dynamic Tag chosen…

Then click on the Wrench icon, and Select “Custom” for the Date Format. Enter in the a capital letter ‘Y’ (which means current year only) into the Custom Format field.

To add text before and after this Year, expand the “Advanced” Box, and enter in the Before and After text you’d like to show.

This will likely be the Copyright Symbol ‘©’ and your business name. Some might like to have a “Rights Statement” or like to add ‘All rights reserved’ etc.

That’s it! Set it and forget it!

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