If you have troubles since the update to WordPress 4.5 please read this post before opening a new thread.
Open the footer.php you will find the area with the current text, there you can edit what you want in your page.
Is there a way to do this in functions.php so the revisions won’t be wiped out when the theme updates?
The only way to set the copyright line is via footer.php, you can set the file’s permission to 444, so it won’t get overwritten during a theme update.
I was able to add a perpetual date to the copyright so the year will update on its own. Here’s the code if anyone is interested,
<?php echo date("Y"); ?>Had to use cpanel to 444 the file, could not do that via FTP.
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