25 March 2020

WordPress – Set Timezone

I had originally thought that by setting the timezone on a Bitnami server that WordPress would then pull and use that time info. Oh, I was so wrong! It wasn’t a bad exercise, as at least I’ll be able to better read my logs in a more “timely” manner. LOL. But it turns out that setting the timezone info for WordPress is much simpler and doesn’t involve any need to console in or SSH to the server. Lets get started…

Log in with an account that has admin privileges to your WordPress dashboard. In the dashboard menu that is on the left side, navigate to “Settings” then click on “General”

The fifth item down from the top of this page is “Timezone”. Use the dropdown menu to select your desired timezone. Then click the “Save Changes” button at the very bottom of the page. I’m choosing “Honolulu” as my desired timezone.

That’s it! Your WordPress posts will now all reflect the local time you chose as your timezone. It couldn’t be any simpler than that!