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User-Relevant Timezones

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Posts and comments on your blog display in your timezone (usually). This sucks for your readers. What makes sense to them is their timezone. Trevor Creech and I have written a WordPress plugin to fix this. Using a technique suggested by Johan Sundström and the formatDate JavaScript library by Svend Tofte, this plugin shows post and comment timestamps in the viewer’s local timezone.

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4 Responses

Stephen Paul Weber

Not quite — if you put the class ‘time’ on all your timestamps and then include this script in your template you should (may) get a similar effect — this is untested


I whole heartedly agree. So, I too just got rid of the timestamp on my page.

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