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  • Are there issues with people in different time zones and their posts not appearing right away? I just posted a new topic and waited 10 minutes and it never appeared; so I posted it again. Right now, it’s 7:20 p.m. Central Daylight Time, Houston, Texas USA. I wonder if the WordPress “clock” is set earlier than this (MST or PDT), then it thinks my post is in the future and it will appear in several hours?
    Just wondering.

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  • Okay, this post made it through. Why didn’t my other ones? Hrm.

    You need to set your timezone in WP and also make sure that the clock on the hosting server is set correctly.
    WP works from GMT. As long as the clock is set correctly on the computer you shouldn’t be having any problems.
    To set your timezone in WP, go to Options->General in the WP Admin. It will tell you the curent GMT time (check it to make sure the servers clock is correct) and then allow you to enter in your offset in hours from that time.

    I have this problem as well. The WP Options timezone is set correctly. The GMT time zone is set correctly. I’m on the west coast (california). the offset to GMT is set correctly (-8). All of the time stamps are appearing correctly on my site for months. However, it seems like WP still uses a few things based on the server’s local clock (east coast, 3 hours ahead, -5 from GMT).

    When I select to show only 3 days of entries, the last day expires exactly 9 o clock. Also I use Jennifer’s plugin:
    This plugin lets me show a post from exactly one year ago, one month ago, or one week ago. The link to that post expires exactly 9pm as well, which is again based on the server’s local clock (east coast). Is there a way to fix this?

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