Problem w/UTC -6 timezone?

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  • #641631

    I’m setting up a blog on WordPress for the first time and having a really hard time selecting the correct timezone for me. (I live in the US CST or CDT time zone, aka GMT/UTC -6).

    When selecting time zones on other websites, I would be given the option to select a city in my time zone (I can’t find one that I’m familiar with. Normally it’s one in Texas, Dallas I believe).

    I tried a BUNCH in the US and Canada that were all EST/EDT or UTC -5 before I gave up and selected UTC -6 but was dismayed to find that this option did not take DST (daylight savings time) into account and I was forced to use Mexico City’s time zone in order to get the correct time to show up on my blog. Is this a bug? Are there any US Cities in my timezone that I just didn’t recognize (that will auto-adjust for DST)?

    Thank you!!

    The blog I need help with is faesdreamtree.wordpress.com.

    #641778

    timethief
    Member

    I think you should bring this to Staff attention when they reactivate the support link. The form will be open again at 12PM UTC on Monday 27th June. http://en.support.wordpress.com/contact/

    #641782

    airodyssey
    Member

    ~~timethief

    Here’s a list of cities that observe Central Time, if that helps.
    http://www.timeanddate.com/library/abbreviations/timezones/na/cdt.html

    #641784

    timethief
    Member

    ~~airodussey
    Thanks for posting that useful link. I typed in Dallas and got the information required http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/city.html?n=70
    Standard time zone: UTC/GMT -6 hours
    Daylight saving time: +1 hour
    Current time zone offset: UTC/GMT -5 hours
    Time zone abbreviation: CDT – Central Daylight Time

    #641785

    timethief
    Member

    @faesdreamtree
    airodyssey has resolved this for you. :)

    #641809

    If you pick a city in your timezone instead of just the UTC offset, it will take daylight saving time into account (as long as that city observes DST).

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