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Daylight Saving Time in WordPress 2.8

July 17th, 2009 No comments

Starting from version 2.8, WordPress is capable of adjusting for daylight saving time automatically. In order for WordPress to do this, you have to choose a nearest city in the WordPress timezone setting. Go to “Dashboard -> Settings -> General”. Choose the city that is closest to you in the “Timezone” drop-down menu. In my case, I chose “Los Angeles” since I’m located in California.

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Figure 1. If you choose a city from Timezone drop-down menu, WordPress will automatically adjust for daylight saving time.

One thing to note is that you have to choose a city from the drop-down menu. If you choose a “Manual Offset” timezone, say, “UTC -8:00”, WordPress would not be able to adjust for daylight saving time automatically, as shown in the following figure:

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Figure 2. If you choose a “Manual Offset” timezone, WordPress will NOT automatically adjust for daylight saving time.