Support » Plugin: Post Expirator » All picked expiration times go back -7

  • Resolved aaplfan


    This just starting happening we usually set posts defined in a certain category to expire on 23:59 now we I choose 23 for example and click update its automatically going to 16!

    It looks like no matter what I try and put in for the post time expiration time it automatically forces it back -7 hours! Any idea why this might all of a sudden start happening ? Been working fine for a long time! Thanks in advance!

    Using 2.01 of plugin!

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  • Plugin Author Aaron Axelsen


    Is your timezone set correctly for the wordpress install?

    Yes – I am in Pacific time zone I have it currently set to UTC -7 currently 4:05 PM here…

    Also as a side note I just did a test post for 4:02 PM set Post Expiration to 16:02
    when I click publish it then shows @ 09:02 ! That being said the post did expire on the actual time I requested which was the 16:02!

    Plugin Author Aaron Axelsen


    Are you willing to change your timezone to a timezone string (instead of UTC -7) and see if the issue is still there?

    Im not what you mean but short answer yes. Im currently making the changes under Settings/General in wordpress it was set to Los Angles I changed it to UTC-7 and the issue is still there but if there is somewhere else you want me to change let me know! Thanks

    Plugin Author Aaron Axelsen


    what is the timezone of your server/php install?

    How do I find that out ?

    Looks like the server is on Central Standard Time

    Plugin Author Aaron Axelsen


    I cannot reproduce this issue … is this on linux or windows? single install or multi site?

    This is on shared hosting through hostgator using linux, single install

    I have a same issue but with a 4 hour subtraction of the date I set. Each time I update a post which has an expiration date, 4 hours is subtracted from the time I had set. But nothing is expiring at all.

    I have my time set to New York, and can’t go to UTC timezone difference because the Ajax calendar plugin requires a City timezone.

    If I can’t set timezone to UTC, does that mean I can’t use the Expirator plugin?


    BTW, hosting is linux with DreamHost

    Same issue here (see this thread for long troubleshooting process:, including some information on how the displayed expiry time fixes itself when I disable any calendar-related plugins (including the Ajax Event Calendar). I can get newly-created posts to expire, but I did appear to be having trouble with posts created before the change to Daylight Savings a couple weeks ago.

    Shared hosting, Linux, single-install.

    Same here. Every save subtracts 4 hours. Any progress with a fix?

    I am also having the same issue, but I set a time and it sets it to expire 4 hours ahead of time.

    Plugin Author Aaron Axelsen


    I believe this issue should be fixed in 2.1.0, which has just been released.

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