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Opened 11 years ago

Closed 8 years ago

#21411 closed defect (bug) (worksforme)

Current Local Time for Port-au-Prince, Haiti is incorrect.

Reported by: pnommensen's profile pnommensen Owned by: patrickrfahaitiorg's profile patrick@…
Milestone: Priority: normal
Severity: minor Version: 3.4.1
Component: Date/Time Keywords:
Focuses: Cc:


When the Port-au-Prince Timezone is selected via wp-admin/options-general.php the Local Time is one hour behind. Please see for the correct local time.

Yes, the problem occurs even when all plugins are deactivated and the default theme is activated.

Change History (5)

#1 @dd32
11 years ago

  • Component changed from General to Date/Time

Works for me, WordPress reports 21:15, the linked site reports 9:15pm

As for why it doesn't work for you, either:

  • The server time is incorrect, causing PHP to return the incorrect timestamp
  • The servers timezone file is incorrect or out of date, leading to it reporting a incorrect time offset (It should be reporting GMT-5hr or GMT-4hr when Daylight Savings has kicked in)

What does WordPress report the UTC time as? It should report the time shown here: If it doesn't, the problem is the first point above, if it reports it correct, but reports the Local time incorrect, it's the second point above

Last edited 11 years ago by dd32 (previous) (diff)

#2 @dd32
11 years ago

  • Keywords close added

Actually, it's most likely definitely the 2nd point above, The Daylight savings dates for Haiti changed in March 2012 (See the bottom of your link), chances are, the PHP version you're running has an out of date Timezone for Haiti.

Last edited 11 years ago by dd32 (previous) (diff)

#3 @pnommensen
11 years ago

Thanks for your response. I have php v. 5.2.17 from 06 January 2011 installed. ( The UTC time listed is 04:50 right now, same as

#4 @mbijon
10 years ago

Possibly related: #20328

Do the tests added in reproduce this behavior?

#5 @chriscct7
8 years ago

  • Keywords close removed
  • Milestone Awaiting Review deleted
  • Resolution set to worksforme
  • Status changed from new to closed

No additional reports in 2 years, unable to reproduce, and likely caused by 2 on comment:2 above. Closing as worksforme

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