The last discussion on this appears to be a few years old. The current Wordpress rev is now 4.8.1. I just noticed the system time was off by an hour. IIRC, WP had a checkbox to adjust for daylight saving. Has this feature been removed? Aside from setting a reminder, is there a simple way to implement this?

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If you head to Settings->General in the WordPress Dashboard you can select a timezone. For example mine is set to London and states:

Universal time (GMT) is 2017-08-07 15:46:29. Local time is 2017-08-07 16:46:29.

This timezone is currently in daylight saving time.
Standard time begins on: 29th October 2017 2:00 am.

  • Yes. When DST ends will you need to manually go in to WP or does it adjust? Commented Aug 7, 2017 at 16:16
  • It should change automatically based on the timezone selected. It wouldn't make sense to have to change it to another timezone based on DST.
    – Ric
    Commented Aug 7, 2017 at 19:46
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    If you choose a city, it should adjust. If you're selecting a manual GMT offset then it won't adjust. Commented Aug 8, 2017 at 5:04

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