How To: Create a Copyright Footer Text With “Dynamic Current Year” Using Elementor

Elementor brings tons of features that are essential to start a blog and run it smoothly.

One of them is custom templates for individual elements like header, footer, single post, category etc.

With a custom Elementor footer, you may get confused while adding a dynamic current year.

Even I got confused while designing the custom footer on this site.

Finally, I figured it out. Let’s find out how!

Add Dynamic “Current Year” in Elementor Footer

Most WordPress themes provide the ability to add dynamic dates and year by hooking in various lines of codes.

Or you can use shortcodes to display a dynamic year in the front-end.

With Elementor, it is different.

You don’t have to write a single line of code to get the job done. Simply follow the steps given below:

Step #1

Add a Text Editor element to the section where you want to show your dynamic year.

Elementor Text Editor

Step #2

The Content section will show up by default. Click on the “Dynamic” button that you will see at the top right end of the Text Editor.

Elementor Text Editor Dynamic

Step #3

Choose Current Date Time option that can be found under Site section.

Elementor Text Editor Current Date Time

The entire text editor will be replaced by Current Date Time text.

Step #4

Click the wrench icon before Current Date Time to open the settings.

Then select Custom under Date Format and add Y to Custom Format.

Elementor Text Editor Custom Date

Step #5

To complete your footer text, click the Advanced tab to add copyright text, your site’s name or anything else you want.

Elementor Text Editor Copyright Text

That’s all!

This is how you can add a dynamic footer in WordPress with current year using Elementor. You can use your creativity to create a footer text that suits your needs.

If you have any doubts about this tutorial, then feel free to post them in the comments section below.

Ritesh Saini
Ritesh Saini
I’m a Professional Blogger & Internet Marketer living in India. Started my blogging and online marketing journey in 2013 when I was just 18 years old. You can see my work here on this blog and at

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3 thoughts on “How To: Create a Copyright Footer Text With “Dynamic Current Year” Using Elementor”

  1. Hey Ritesh,

    Thanks buddy for sharing this amazing Tutorial and I think this post help others WordPress geek who loves elementor.

    Umer Qureshi

    1. Hello Umer. I’m glad you found it useful. Also, I hope it helps other Elementor users who are facing the same issue.

  2. Thank you for this! I would never have figured this out by myself. And such clear instructions too. Thanks again.

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