Changing the copyright notice

Note: This tip was written for Mambo 4.5.1a Stable

The copyright is located at the footer of the website. On Mambo 4.5.1a Stable, the copyright displays the following text:

Miro International Pty Ltd. © 2000 – 2004 All rights reserved.
Mambo is Free Software released under the GNU/GPL License.

To change the copyright notice:

  1. Open the file includes/version.php in your favorite text editor.
  2. Look for the lines containing var $COPYRIGHT and var $URL.

    The var $COPYRIGHT line contains the first line of the footer, while the var $URL line contains the second line of the footer.

  3. Change the text between the quotes (‘text here’). Please be careful not to delete anything outside of the quotes.

Apparently, you can change the copyright notice to any text you want. I highly suggest, however, that you still maintain a link to the official Mambo website — after all, Mambo exists today because of the Mambo team’s hardwork and selfless contribution. Even a little link would help.

BTW, you can also make monetary contributions to Mambo by going to the Mambo website and clicking on the Donate Now icon.

10 thoughts on “Changing the copyright notice”

  1. Hi CebuanoAds,

    Try to restore your original copy of version.php. And just change the text between the quotation (\’) marks. Don\’t delete any semicolons, etc.

    For example:
    var $COPYRIGHT = \’Test\’;
    var $URL = \’Test\’;

  2. Hi Chette,
    Still the same. does this work on version Mambo 4.5.2? :cry
    I even did not change the URL, only the copyright. I says an error on Index.php. :cry

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