Time Zone 2.3
This is a plugin for WordPress.
It will automatically set the weblog time offset based on the time zone
of the server, or using an explicit
TZ value. The main
purpose of this plugin is to allow automatic DST handling.
WordPress 1.5 or later (including 2.x).
Download timezone.php and save it in the
wp-content/plugins directory of your WordPress
installation. Activate the Time Zone plugin in
the Plugins admin page.
Once activated, the plugin provides a Time Zone
subpage in the Options page. It will show you the
detected settings, and allows setting an explicit
PHP installations running in safe mode do not allow setting
TZ value. On such systems the
input field is not shown.
TZ value only works on UNIX-like systems.
You can still use this plugin on other systems, if the server time zone
is correct for you. If the system switches to DST automatically, your
weblog will too, if this plugin is enabled.
TZ values to use?
You will need to know the appropriate value for the server operating system. You can verify the effects of the value from the option page provided by the plugin. On modern UNIX-like systems the TZ values are usually named after cities for the surrounding areas.
Here are some examples to try:
Note that TZ values are often different from the “time zone name” used by a given TZ value. E.g. the TZ value America/New_York uses EST (and EDT) for the time zone name.