How to Change your WordPress Timezone, Date, and Time Format

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When you embark on your WordPress journey, you’ll notice a mysterious time and date displayed on your website. But here’s the twist: WordPress uses UTC (Coordinated Universal Time) as its default timezone. It’s like having a global clock that doesn’t care about your local coffee shop’s opening hours.

But fear not! You can break free from the UTC matrix. Whether you’re a blogger, or developer, this tweak matters. It affects publication times, revisions, scheduled posts, and even those nifty countdown timers.

So, let’s dive into the next steps to changing the WordPress timezone.

How to Change Your WordPress Timezone

Step 1. Log in to the WordPress Dashboard.

Step 2. Click Settings in the navigation menu, then click the General link.

WordPress Settings and General menu

Step 3. Click the drop-down menu next to Timezone, and choose a city in your timezone, or use the manual offset options from the list.

WordPress timezone list

Step 4. Click the Save Changes button. You are finished when you see a “Setings Saved” info message.

Step 5. Just below the Timezone section, there are two different sections, Date Format and Time Format. These two sections come with some pre-defined format and custom formatting option. You can use these options to format your date and time as per your liking.

WordPress date and time formatting

Conclusion

Following the above steps, you can set up the timezone, date and time in your WordPress site correctly.

Now your scheduled posts will hit the social media precisely when you want them to. Social media auto-posters will sing your praises. And your visitors won’t wonder why your countdown timer says it’s New Year’s Eve in July.

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How to Change the Default Timezone in WordPress (YouTube video)

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