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Opened 4 years ago

Closed 4 years ago

#50492 closed enhancement (invalid)

Enhancement Suggestion on Timezone

Reported by: srikagsoft's profile srikagsoft Owned by:
Milestone: Priority: normal
Severity: minor Version:
Component: Date/Time Keywords:
Focuses: Cc:

Description

Hi,
Background:
I was trying to setup timezone in Settings/General/timezone.
I am from Chennai, India (UTC+5.30 hrs).
There is an option to select city in timezone.

Issue:
The list does not display Bangalore or Chennai.
These 2 cities are the IT hub in India.
It does list Kolkata. Few people maybe confused and list looks old to me.

Enhancement Suggestion:
The enhancement suggestion is add Chennai and Bangalore to the list of cities.
It should be under Asia.

Regards
Srivatsan.

Change History (1)

#1 @SergeyBiryukov
4 years ago

  • Component changed from Text Changes to Date/Time
  • Milestone Awaiting Review deleted
  • Resolution set to invalid
  • Status changed from new to closed
  • Summary changed from Enahancment Suggestion on Timezone to Enhancement Suggestion on Timezone

Hi there, welcome to WordPress Trac! Thanks for the report.

As previously noted in tickets like #26656 or #30436, WordPress core does not maintain the list of timezones, but uses the list provided by timezone_identifiers_list() PHP function. That list is based on the Olson timezone database.

The current list is available here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_tz_database_time_zones

WordPress doesn't generally add new timezones to this list, as IANA/ICANN are responsible for adding new timezones there, and they do a pretty good job of keeping it current.

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