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Automatically adjust for daylight saving time

  1. epkphoto
    Member

    Another vote for this from me.

    I actually just noticed this was an issue since I only post on my blog every week or two and don't pay close attention to the post time. It surprised me that this just didn't work even though my server handles DST just fine. I have to say, though, that my surprise was short lived when I remembered all the times in the past I had to think carefully of how to implement DST as a PHP developer.

    Posted: 6 years ago #
  2. sweetdeal
    Member

    12345

    eleni2,
    You were unduly harsh and borderline rude. You're right that you're entitled to your opinion, but this is a world with more people than *just you*.

    Finally, I agree that it might be a minor matter, but it's also a nice feature to have. On some installations, a plugin would work, but not all. And it becomes a tedious task when you have more than a few WP installations running in the same timezone to update.

    It may not be easy for WP to implement, however, it should be considered closely.

    Posted: 6 years ago #
  3. Lorelle
    Member

    12345

    The time zone and date stamp is often confusing so I would love to see it improved. Specifically, a better drop down or Ajax suggest menu so you can enter the nearest largest city or country and then it gives you options. I can never remember how many hours off from GMT I am at any point in my travels, and who the hell knows most of the time anyway. So I have to play with it when starting a new blog, trying to figure out which one it is.

    Time changes are being rescheduled all over the world, for intelligent and stupid, greedy reasons, so making changing the time zone and time settings easier would help a majority of users, not just a few.

    Posted: 6 years ago #
  4. Tr0yNT
    Member

    I think this is a good idea.

    Posted: 6 years ago #
  5. alexjohnc3
    Member

    12345

    I agree; this is a good idea.

    Posted: 6 years ago #
  6. Samuel Wood (Otto)
    Tech Ninja

    12345

    I coded up a solution to this problem, but it will only work on systems running PHP 5.1 or above. Works pretty well though. You just pick your timezone and it does the rest.

    Plugin is here:
    http://ottodestruct.com/wpstuff/timezone.zip

    Posted: 6 years ago #
  7. Samuel Wood (Otto)
    Tech Ninja

    12345

    Plugin is in the extend section now, and much cleaner overall. Also works on some PHP4 systems.

    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/automatic-timezone/

    Posted: 6 years ago #

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