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Hi there,

I have started 2 new Squarespace websites since the start of 2024. I am having issues with adding Copyright info with the current year span tag -- the year isn't displaying .

The code I am using on all my 2023 sites is working in that the current year is displaying on these older sites.

However with both my brand new sites, the <span id="currentYear"> tag is not displaying anything.

This is the code that I am using, and I have tried it within div tags too:

<p style="font-size:small;">Copyright &copy; <span id="currentYear"></span> [My website] All rights reserved.</p>

It's not a CSS issue because these new sites so far have no added CSS. 

Hmm. Have I got something wrong? Or this there a bug?

Thanks very much for being there and any assistance you may be able to give me.

All the best,


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9 hours ago, AngelaSH said:

The code I am using on all my 2023 sites is working. However with both my brand new sites, the <span id="currentYear"> tag is not displaying anything.

Hi @AngelaSH.

The code you've quoted above is just one part of the code required to update the year. This is the HTML element that is usually placed in the visible footer area, and then updated by some JavaScript that you place in the Code Injection Footer panel.

Perhaps you've added script to the 2023 sites, but forgotten to add it to the newer ones? 🙂

The script will typically be something like this:

  var currentYear = new Date().getFullYear(); 
  document.getElementById("currentYear").innerText = currentYear; 


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Thank you very much @paul2009

With my new 2024 sites, I copied and pasted the html script that I have been using on my other sites, the same script I added to my top level message. I will try your javascript once I upgrade the sites because javascript is a premium feature.

In appreciation. 🙂

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