Has anyone used the Google Analytics for Dashboard plugin?

I've installed it successfully, but whenever I try to link it to my Google Account using the Start Login Process button, I keep getting a weird message that goes like:

Timestamp is too far from current time: <a Unix timestamp here>

I'm using WordPress 3.1.3.

Any ideas what's happening here?


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    Check your server time. Commented May 30, 2011 at 16:42
  • @Hameedullah Khan as an answer please
    – Rarst
    Commented May 30, 2011 at 21:01

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It seems like your server time is not correctly set. Please correct your server time, you may want to restart your web server after fixing the time.

  • Thanks for the tip. I'm on a VPS and I can progress as far as syncing the time with ntpdate... however, when it comes to resetting the hardware clock to the same - I'm being stopped by the VPS. Don't know how to progress beyond this point. Any ideas? Commented Jun 1, 2011 at 13:24
  • syncing with ntpdate is fine. Commented Jun 1, 2011 at 14:12
  • Hmm.. wasn't quite right about the hwclock earlier on. It's ntpdate which is being refused permission to update the system time. I keep getting the following error: ntpdate[31778]: step-systime: Operation not permitted Any suggestion? Commented Jun 2, 2011 at 4:14
  • Thanks. Issue resolved. It arose out of the exact same reason as you mentioned. Commented Jun 10, 2011 at 8:59

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