Scheduling Posts assumes GMT but UI uses local timezone (creating undesired scheduled posts)
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I experienced an odd behavior when going to edit a page on a newly created site in a multisite environment. The site uses the New York timezone (GMT-5).
When quick-editing the page, I changed the title and slug, but pressing "Update" set the page as "Scheduled" rather than leaving it "Published". This was very confusing, and took a while to figure out and then explain to the end user. It seems that although the date/time is shown in the UI in the current time zone, once submitted the form interprets the time as if it were in GMT. To the end user, it looks like the page should be published since the time shows what we thought was a 5 minutes ago. In reality, the time in the date field is not recognized as 5 minute ago but 4 hours and 55 minutes in the future.
This is a problem in the full edit form for pages in this newly created site as well. When I go to edit the published time/date, the posted time in my timezone is shown. However, even if I hit 'Cancel' the "Update" button changes to "Schedule".