Make WordPress Core

Opened 2 months ago

#43802 new feature request

Default timezone for new sites in WP multisite

Reported by: moreauf Owned by:
Milestone: Awaiting Review Priority: normal
Severity: normal Version: 4.9.5
Component: I18N Keywords:
Focuses: administration, multisite Cc:


In WordPress Multisite, the super admin may set a default language for all newly created sites but not a default timezone. As a matter of fact, the timezone for new sites is taken from translation string "0" (context string "default GMT offset or timezone string"). Relevant code

Unfortunately, language is not location. It's entirely possible for a community using WordPress multisite to use a language while not being physically based in the usual timezone for said language. Furthermore, many language are spread all over the world.

For that reason I think it would be more correct to decouple default timezone from translation files and add a "default timezone for new sites" setting for multisite installations.

Change History (0)

Note: See TracTickets for help on using tickets.