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January 6th, 2010 | General News, Yahoo Store Tips

Update your Yahoo! Store’s Copyright Date Automatically

Posted on January 6th, 2010 by Matt Sampson - Colorado Web Solutions

It’s that time of year again, the calendars switch to 2010 and we struggle for a few days to remember to write 10 instead of 09 on our checks and other dated materials. Don’t forget an important change you need to make to your Yahoo Store as well… it’s time to update the copyright date in your stores footer.

For most store owners this can easily be accomplished by going to your VARIABLES and looking for the “Copyright” field toward the bottom of the list of default variables. If you have a custom designed store you may have to look in a different location depending on your developer. For example, our customers can typically look in a field called “cws-footer” to change their footer. CWS clients, however, will not need to update their copyright dates because we code our sites to update automatically.

If you would like to update your Copyright date for the final time, here’s a sample of the code you can use.

© Copyright <script language="JavaScript" type="text/javascript">
// current date - from
// Array of day names
var dayNames = new Array("Sunday","Monday","Tuesday","Wednesday","Thursday","Friday","Saturday");

var monthNames = new Array("January","February","March","April","May","June","July",

var dt = new Date();
var y  = dt.getYear();

// Y2K compliant
if (y < 1000) y +=1900;

// -->
                  </script> Your Company Name

I hope this little tip was helpful for you. While you’re at it, make sure all of your Holiday Promotions are cleaned out and you’ve got everything back to normal again after the holidays. Our entire team at Colorado Web Solutions wishes you all a very successful 2010.

Have a great week everyone.

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