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Automatic Copyrights Shortcode


Are you tired of updating the copyright year of your websites every year?

Don’t worry! This plugin allows you to write once and forget about the updating it every year. Just write the schortcode [acs] in the post or widget or anywhere, and it will show the complete copyright year with ‘copyright symbol’, ‘copyright text’, ‘current year’, ‘site name’ and ‘site url’.

Tested with WordPress 5.0.3!

[acs] shortcode also support various attributes and that can be hide or modified easily.

Plugin Usage

  1. By default, writing [acs] shortcode will produce like © copyright 2019 WordPress
  2. You can skip anything in default copyright text, just write ‘hide’ for that attribute
  3. For example, to hide the copyright symbol from copyright, just write [asc symbol=’hide’] and it will hide the symbol copyright 2019 WordPress
  4. You can also change anything in default copyright text, just write the value of that attribute
  5. For example, to change the default title of the site, just write [asc title=’’] and it will override the default value © copyright 2019
  6. You can add the founded year in copyright text, just write the year to attribute byear
  7. For example, to write 2012 as founded year, just write [asc byear=’2012′] and it will show like © copyright 2012-2019 WordPress

Is it not simple? Yes! definitely it is.

Below is the list of all attributes you can modify or hide.

Available Attributes

  1. symbol – It shows the copyright symbol. Default value is ‘©’
  2. copyright – It shows the copyright text. Default value is ‘copyright’
  3. cyear – It shows the current year. Default value is ‘true’
  4. byear – It shows the founded year. Default value is ‘false’
  5. title – It shows the site name. Default value is your site name
  6. url – It links the url to the title. Default value is your site url


  • Usage of shortcode in Post/Page Editor
  • Output of shortcode on front-end


Installing directly from wordpress backend

  1. Goto Plugins -> Add New
  2. Search for Automatic Copyrights Shortcode
  3. Install and Activate the plugin
  4. Use the shortcode [acs] wherever you want.


How do I get my copyright show on my site?

Try adding the shortcode [acs] to wherever you’d like to display the copyright on.

What attributes does the [acs] shortcode accept?

Automatic Copyrights Shortcode accepts the six attributes: “symbol”, “copyright”, “cyear”, “byear”, “title” and “url”.


March 22, 2019
Worked great until I logged out of WordPress. The next time I logged in, the admin panel would not start. I deactivated this plugin externally, via the Blue Host user portal, and everything was back to normal. I re-activated it, and had the same issue with not being able to log back into the admin panel. Deactivated it again, and problem was resolved.
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Contributors & Developers

“Automatic Copyrights Shortcode” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.




  • Initial version