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How To Change Your WordPress Timezone

It is very important that you have your timezone correctly set up in WordPress. Scheduling, message publication, and many calendar features will not work as you expect them to if you do not have the correct timezone set in WordPress.

When signing in to your new CoSchedule account, you will see a yellow warning bar instructing you to check your timezone in WordPress. Please do not ignore this.

Changing Your WordPress Timezone

1. Go to your WordPress Settings area.

Navigate to your WordPress blog dashboard. Click on the Settings, then click General.

 

2. Select a city nearest you.

On the Settings > General page, find the section labeled Timezone. Select a city in the same timezone as you. A city is preferred if one is available, rather than choosing UTC options.

 

3. If a city option doesn't exist for you, manually calculate your timezone.

If you do not find a city that accurately reflects your timezone, you may need to choose a specific UTC selection. WordPress provides you with the current UTC time. Calculate your time accordingly.

Please note that if you manually select the UTC timezone offset, WordPress does not automatically account for Daylight Savings Time (DST). You will have to manually adjust the offset when DST changes. Selecting a city in your timezone is the preferred option, as WordPress automatically adjusts for DST.

 

 

4. Save your changes.

Be sure to click the Save Changes button at the bottom of the Settings > General screen, or your timezone settings will not be saved.

 

5. Sync your changes from WordPress.

Be sure to sync the changes you made in WordPress to your CoSchedule account. Go to the Settings > WordPress page for your blog. Under "Connection Details" click on Refresh Connection.

 

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