Support » Theme: Founder » Odd Published Date Problem

  • Hey guys I think there is a date/time bug in Founder. The best way I can describe it is the theme is displaying the Post_Date_GMT versus Post_Date. If I switch themes the correct date is displayed. I’ve double checked my time zone settings and it is correctly set to Los Angeles. Also can verify the displayed Universal time (UTC) and Local time are correct. I’ve also verified that the server is configured for Los Angeles (GMT-7). If I bring up a calendar widget I see posts from 6/22-6/27 but my newest post says “Published June 28, 2019”.

    I dropped into the database and found the following two examples:

    Title: 38°9’29.069″ N 109°47’37.32″ W
    Post_Date: 2019-06-27 21:09:45
    Post_Date_GMT: 2019-06-28 04:09:45

    Correct but only because both DB dates are on the same day.
    Title: 38°1’25” N 109°32’25” W
    Post_Date: 2019-06-22 15:48:45
    Post_Date_GMT: 2019-06-22 22:48:45

    I think the problem is somewhere in content/post-meta.php but I’m just not good enough at PHP and WordPress to track down the issue. I’ve observed similar behavior in Author (can provide detailed example similar to above if needed) and Tracks.

    Thanks for any light you can shed on the subject.

    The page I need help with: [log in to see the link]

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  • Theme Author Ben Sibley


    Thanks for using Founder!

    It sounds like there could be an issue with how Founder handles the dates when outputting them.

    Could you share your date/timezone settings here? In the General settings menu, you can find the Timezone, Date Format, and Time Format settings which will help me track down the root cause of this bug.

    Thread Starter eprowe


    Absolutely. From just moments ago.

    Timezone: Los Angeles
    Universal time (UTC) is 2019-06-28 16:29:58. Local time is 2019-06-28 09:29:58.
    This timezone is currently in daylight saving time.
    Standard time begins on: November 3, 2019 2:00 am.
    Date Format: June 28, 2019 F j, Y
    Time Format: 9:29 a.m. g:i a
    Week Starts on: Sunday

    Here’s a timedatectl output from server

    Local time: Fri 2019-06-28 09:33:51 PDT
    Universal time: Fri 2019-06-28 16:33:51 UTC
    RTC time: Fri 2019-06-28 16:33:52
    Time zone: America/Los_Angeles (PDT, -0700)
    System clock synchronized: yes
    systemd-timesyncd.service active: yes
    RTC in local TZ: no
    Theme Author Ben Sibley


    Sorry for the delay.

    Could you try uploading this updated copy of Founder to your site:

    You’ll need to deactivate and delete Founder on your site temporarily before you can upload the new file. You won’t lose any settings or data from doing this.

    Thread Starter eprowe


    Swapped themes, uninstalled and deleted founder, uploaded new ZIP you provided, activated “new” Founder theme. Appears to be working a champ! Correctly displaying one post a day on the correct day since 6/22.

    When you update Founder on will I automagically be updated as well or should I revert to the version and wait for your update?

    Thanks again for taking a look at this @bensibley! I’ve hit you up a few times and you’ve always been gracious and responsive with support, even from us freeloaders. Keep up the great work and please remember I also saw this behavior in you theme Author AND Tracks.

    Theme Author Ben Sibley


    That’s great to hear! You can stay on this version of Founder and when the next update comes out, it will include the same edit so no further action needs to be taken.

    And thank you for the kind words about the support 🙂

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