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wpForo 1.x.x [Closed] New topic date is a day ahead

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(@cadengrant)
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I'm working on a forum for a client, and when I add a new topic it sets the date to the server date instead of the date according to WordPress.

Is there a way to change this to use WordPress's date?

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(@arthurgjensen)
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I am experiencing the same issue. New posts are indicating that they were posted 8 hours in the future.

Robert
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wpForo is a user individual platform, this is not a blog post for a single timezon. You should go to My Profile > Account page and set your timezon to get correct date:

Also make sure the Wordpress time zone is also correct in Dashboard > Settings > General admin page.

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(@cadengrant)
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So a posts creation date is based on the authors timezone? If so, is there a way to change this to just make it go by WordPress time? I have a custom query that displays all topics by the day, so all topics need to have the date according to the one set in WordPress.

Robert
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Posted by: cadengrant

So a posts creation date is based on the authors timezone?

No, it's not based on author timezone, it's based on member/viewer/reader timezone. Each topic and post will creation time will be displayed based on current member time-zone. So each member can correctly understated the creation time. Author time-zone doesn't matter.

Example:

Author created Topic on 6:00pm (UTC 0)

Member 1 is from Italy (UTC +1), he sees topic create time: 7:00pm

Member 2 is from Moscow (UTC +3), he sees topic create time: 9:00pm

If Author is from Dubai (UTC +4), he sees its own topic time: 10:00pm

In other words, times are being dynamically changed for all members separately based on their timezon.