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How to Change Your WordPress Timezone

It is important that you have your timezone correctly set up in WordPress so that posts will publish as expected. If your WordPress and CoSchedule calendar timezones are different, your scheduled messages will post according to the timezone of your CoSchedule calendar.


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, as it will shift with Daylight Savings Time.

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 can choose a specific UTC selection. WordPress provides you with the current UTC time. Calculate your time accordingly.

Note: If you manually select a UTC timezone, WordPress does not automatically account for Daylight Savings Time (DST). You will have to manually adjust the offset when DST changes. Select a city in your timezone is preferred so WordPress updates your time 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 in WordPress with CoSchedule.

Be sure to sync the changes you made in WordPress to your CoSchedule account. Go to the Settings > Integrations > Site Name page. Under “Connection Details” click on Refresh Connection.

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Changing Your Timezone in CoSchedule

To access your Calendar Settings, click on the hamburger menu in the upper left corner of your calendar to open the sidebar. Then click on your username to open the settings menu and choose Settings from the list.

 

To change your timezone, click Open Timezone Settings.

Select a city in the same timezone as you. A city is preferred if one is available, rather than choosing UTC options, as it will shift with Daylight Savings Time.

 

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