[wp-hackers] Changing the clock format in Write > Post

Otto otto at ottodestruct.com
Wed May 7 14:25:33 GMT 2008

I've seen Kimmo's timezone plugin. It's fine, but could stand some
improvement. Also, it relies wholly on the underlying Linux system
being able to handle it, it won't work on Windows boxes.

PHP5 has better timezone handling built into it, and so I'm using
that. I'm using a similar technique as Kimmo's plugin for PHP4, but
having trouble with it on some setups. Needs more testing.

The latest version of my timezone plugin is here:


On Wed, May 7, 2008 at 8:59 AM, Stefano Aglietti <steagl4ml at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Wed, 7 May 2008 08:12:16 -0500, Otto <otto at ottodestruct.com> wrote:
>  >On Sun, May 4, 2008 at 2:47 PM, Dan Coulter <dan at dancoulter.com> wrote:
>  >>  The problem with fixing daylight saving time (or summer time, or what have
>  >>  you) is that every country does it differently.  As someone pointed out,
>  >>  people in the UK won't be using a localization, so they'd get US daylight
>  >>  saving time, which this year was about 3 weeks apart.  I imagine that most
>  >>  of Europe works the same way, but there's no guarantee.  I'd hate to code
>  >>  and maintain summer time rules for every country in the world.
>  >
>  >Fortunately, you don't have to maintain the rules yourself. It's
>  >already been done:
>  >http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zoneinfo
>  On that page i browse to first outside link:
>  http://www.twinsun.com/tz/tz-link.htm ( Eggert, Paul; Olson, Arthur
>  David (2007-11-29). Sources for time zone and daylight saving time
>  data. Retrieved on 2007-12-03. ) ane there there was link to a plugin:
>  http://kimmo.suominen.com/sw/timezone/ written since WP 1.5 that
>  state:
>  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.
>  Looks like someone alredy inveted this wheel... and he said nothing :P
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