Want to change the time zone of your Joomla website? This Joomla tutorial will show you (with pictures), how you could easily change the time zone of your Joomla website.
It’s always advised to set the time zone of your website to match the location you are operating from, or where you are accessing your Joomla website from. The reason for this advice is to avoid conflict in time!
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Changing/Setting the Server Time Zone of Your Joomla Website
This Joomla tutorial is divided into 5 steps, each of them have pictures that are used to explain this article better.
Login to the control panel of your Joomla website. The login page of your Joomla website could be accessed by adding /administrator to the end of the homepage URL. For example; if your Joomla website URL is http://example.com, adding /administrator to the end of http://example.com becomes http://example.com/administrator. When the go or enter button is pressed, it displays the administrative login page of your Joomla website. You can now enter your admin username and password.
When you are logged into your Joomla website, click on system » global configuration.
Since you are changing the time zone of your Joomla website, the setting could be found in the server settings tab. On the global configuration page of your Joomla website, click on server settings.
Find the section named location settings, under location settings, click on the drop down that is located above website time zone . A drop down will appear, find and select the time zone location you’d like your Joomla website to be set to.
After setting your time zone, hit the save button to save your new time zone setting.
Quick Steps to: Change/Set the Server Time Zone in Joomla
Let’s see the quick steps on how the time zone of your Joomla website could be changed.
- Step 1 – Login to the administrative panel of the Joomla website you’d like to change the time zone.
- Step 2 – Click on system » global configuration.
- Step 3 – Click on the server tab.
- Step 4 – Find the location setting section. Click on the drop down menu that is below website time zone to change the time zone of your Joomla website.
- Step 5 – Save your new time zone setting.
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How to Change the Server Time Zone of a User Account in Joomla
The time zone of a user could be change/set to match the time zone/location from where a registered user is operating from (in Joomla).
To change the time zone of any user in your Joomla website, click on the name of the user to open the user edit screen (account settings tab). On the account settings tab, click on the basic settings tab. Find time zone. There’s a dropdown menu below time zone, click and select the time zone of your user (where your user is operating from), and save.
For a complete tutorial on how a user (account) could be created, how to change a user account password in Joomla, see how to create/add a user account in Joomla for detailed institutions.
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Conclusion – How to Set/Change Time Zone in Joomla
Setting the time zone of your Joomla website to match your location is pretty helpful! Setting the time zone of your Joomla website using this Joomla tutorial, sets the global time zone of your website. Individual users can still set the time zone to match their current location (the global time zone will not affect them).
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