I am trying to change copyright on my website from 2011 to 2011-2017. I have gone through system/configuration/design/footer/copyright and have attempted to change it with no luck. I have tried to go through files of my website but I have no which file footer would be in.


Usually the copyright is added from backend you can change from below.

System -> General -> Design >> footer

However it may be possible if you are using any custom theme it may be defined in some other way.

You can check by going to


If you still cant find the file. Open template hint from backend and check the footer file and from where the code is coming from.


You can change this from the backend, go to System -> General -> Design and find it under the tab Footer.

  • I had tried that and the copyright would not change on the frontend. I also cleared out the cache after changing it. It is showing up as changed in the backend but is not appearing to have been changed in the frontend, – MadiSigns May 26 '17 at 14:06
  • OK. The template should be located at app/design/frontend/base/default/template/page/html/footer.phtml, maybe you can check there. – Niels May 26 '17 at 14:20
  • Thank you for your suggestion, but it is saying to not edit the file and nothing about changing the copyright year. Again thank you very much for taking the time to help. If you have any other suggestions I will be open to try them. – MadiSigns May 26 '17 at 14:57

Go to System -> Configuration -> Design -> Footer

& then add "&copy yourwebsite.com 2011-2017

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