BEAVER THEMER FOOTER

WITH COPYRIGHT DATE THAT PROGRAMMATICALLY CHANGES.

UPDATE:

Beaver Theme users can now use this built in shortcode: [*fl_year]  (remove the *)

https://kb.wpbeaverbuilder.com/article/639-beaver-builder-theme-shortcode-for-current-date

 

Instructions

1. Add the code snippet to your child theme's functions.php file.

2. Add the shortcode [*currentyear] to your footer module shown below.

* is added to the shortcode to stop it displaying the date it needs removing.

// Shortcode for the copyright year below.


function currentyear_shortcode() { $year = date('Y'); return $year; } 
add_shortcode('currentyear', 'currentyear_shortcode');

 

Thanks to Phil Martin in the Beaver Builder Facebook group for this. You can also grap the code here.

Beaver-Themer-Footer-Date

Finally I've changed the copyright symbol

By default the Themer template uses this HTML character:  © to show the copyright symbol, but depending on font the position can be a little of line.

Below I've swapped it out with the one over a Font Awesome:

<i class="fa fa-copyright" aria-hidden="true"></i>

You can see the difference between the symbol above in the image and below in the actual footer. You can change the size of the symbol without custom CSS with example shown here.

But for the best accessibility it is better to add this below as screen readers will not see the icon. (&copy; is a safe symbol for screen readers).

<i class="fa fa-copyright" aria-hidden="true"></i><span class='screen-reader-text'style="position: absolute !important; left:-9999px; top:-9999px;">Copyright</span>

Note: FontAwesome needs to be loaded in the theme. It is with the Beaver Builder Theme, GeneratePress and Dynamik Website Builder.