Support » Plugin: Expire Users » Email Notifications and Expiration Timezone

  • Resolved hccdev



    I am trying your plugin out and when I set the time for a user’s password to expire (say today at 12PM). I’m on the East Coast and my WP site is set to use New York Time. When I set the expiration date to 4/12/2013 at 12:00 and hit save, the user’s password is immediately set to expire even though 12PM EST hasn’t happened. What timezone is the plugin using? UTC?

    I also am not getting either an admin notification or a user notification when a user’s password expires. Is that because the expire date/time has already happened? I am able to get other emails form my WP site and I am able to schedule future posts on my site using the New York time.

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  • mark.whitehead



    Same issue over here.

    The plugin appears to use standard PHP time() functions instead of the WP current_time() function so it will always expire users on the UTC+0 timezone instead of the local time set on the blog site itself.


    Any chance for a quick fix??

    I, too, am having these issues. Has there not been a fix yet? I was trying to test the user/admin notification emails and have had to set it for a day ahead instead of a few minutes ahead of expiration because the expiration date does not use my local server’s timezone.

    Plugin Author Ben Huson


    Sorry, I completely missed this thread.

    Please download and try this version of the plugin which uses the WordPress current_time() function.

    Please let me know if this fixes the issue for you.


    Hi Ben,

    you have a cool plugin, which is exact what i am searching for.

    I fixed the time() problem for my own, but i also changed the output from the timestamp strings as followed:
    'M d, Y' => get_option( 'date_format' )
    'H:i' => get_option( 'time_format' )
    'M d, Y @ H:i' => get_option( 'date_format' ).' @ '.get_option( 'time_format' )

    Can you change this in your source too, and put it into the WP repository?


    Plugin Author Ben Huson


    The timezone issue should be fixed now in version 0.7
    Please post a new thread if you continue to have issues with that version.

    I have added the date format into the latest version 0.7 too

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