Ah, spring, when a young person’s fancy turns to … blogging. And time changes. (Maybe baseball too, if that’s your thing.)
WordPress.com blog time settings follow the UTC time standard. This method allows us to keep the stats database lean and fast. That translates into free stats for everyone!
UTC doesn’t change over the course of a year. Because of this, you’ll need to adjust your blog settings to account for Daylight Saving Time manually. If you live in the USA, today – Sunday, March 14 – is the day to spring forward and adjust your WordPress.com blog’s time one hour ahead.
Update: There’s a full listing of when Daylight Saving Time begins around the world in this article on Wikipedia.
To account for Daylight Saving Time, log in to your dashboard, click on Settings > General, and scroll to Timezone. Then change your timezone to one hour ahead of your actual time zone. If you have your timezone set to, for example, UTC-8 (PST), you’ll need to change it to UTC-7.
We’ll make another announcement before the “fall back” change, which is on November 7, 2010.
Mar 14th at 7:40 pm
i don’t understand
Mar 14th at 8:55 pm
Thanks for your post! Check out what happens in the in the 1 hour we moved forward. It’s my 3rd post…hope I put this comment in the right place! Thanks again~ Mike
Mar 14th at 9:03 pm
ahhh smell the roses!
Mar 14th at 9:13 pm
I like to schedule my posts to be ready for early risers in the U.S., but don’t feel a need to be real particular about the exact hour. We’re so scattered around the world, regular readers will see each post as they are able to regularly come on. But, this is great for those who need to be particular. Thank you.
Mar 14th at 9:26 pm
I adjusted my blog!
Mar 14th at 9:35 pm
Hello guys & please do forgive me i don’t have time to learn by myself as usual which will be the best time to show on my blog as i’d only love to stay hidden every time i’ll be on the internet. Unfortunately, everyone finds out instantaneously whenever i access the net-i can’t find out how they do-and this brings me the most stress in the world: what could i do, please?
Mar 14th at 9:53 pm
Done! I’d thought it was automatic, so thanks for the reminder.
Mar 14th at 10:19 pm
Thank you for the reminder. Looks complicated but I’m sure it’s easy enough!
Mar 14th at 10:43 pm
Mar 14th at 11:05 pm
Thank you for the reminder Paul.
But, I looked Wiki like you said me and Ukraine is not present on their list, but please do not be surprised at this, Ukraine is not present in much things in the world, its normal !!!
Anyway, thanks, I always read WP tips and advice.
Rivne [Rovno] Ukraine.
Mar 14th at 11:06 pm
Thanks I’ll check that but I’m in Arizona and we stubbornly don’t play the Daylight Savings game!
Mar 14th at 11:37 pm
Aahh, almost forgot! Thanks for the heads-up.
Mar 15th at 12:31 am
Thank you for the reminder… BTW, when will WP.com enable Google Friend Connect? I need this feature… THX
Mar 15th at 12:59 am
Thanks a lot!
Mar 15th at 1:22 am
thanks, i’ll check.
Mar 15th at 2:35 am
Thanks. By the way it’s really daylight saving time. No s on saving.
Picky Picky Bill
Mar 15th at 2:58 am
Thanks for the heads up!
Mar 15th at 3:04 am
*does the Arizona doesn’t use DST dance*
Mar 15th at 3:36 am
> “WordPress.com blog time settings follow the UTC time standard. This method allows us to keep the stats database lean and fast. That translates into free stats for everyone!”
You’re seriously claiming that if you coded to account for DST, stats would cost users money?
Mar 15th at 3:47 am
Would changing time have any effects on statistics?
Mar 15th at 4:46 am
Hello! Thanks for the Info. (It’s posted on Fr.forum already. Have a nice day, everybody )
Mar 15th at 5:09 am
hey, thanks for this info!
Mar 15th at 5:29 am
How about for bloggers in the Philippines? The Wikipedia article does not help at all. Thanks again!
Mar 15th at 6:32 am
thx u for remind me…hehee..
Mar 15th at 6:36 am
Thanks for the reminder… Ever since I moved from Seattle, WA, USA, to Manila, Philippines in 2006, I’ve been fixed for knowing my local time as UTC+8. However, forgetting about daylight saving time does affect when I call my parents & friends in the USA. Seattle is either UTC-8 or UTC-7 (or PHL-16 or PHL-15, respectively), but didn’t write down the DST changes on my calendar, anymore. Luckily, my computer clocks (Windows XP, GNU Linux, Mac OS X, and Palm OS) keep me updated on what time it is in Seattle.
For everyone’s information, I’ve been a webmaster since 1996 (Seattle, WA, USA). I generally keep a clock set to UTC/GMT, since I’m also a amateur radio operator. When calling Seattle, I do forget if it’s UTC-8 or UTC-7. No problems when I call a 24-hour Wal-Mart…
Mar 15th at 7:19 am
I’m more confused now than I was before!
To find the time I prefer http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/full.html On individual places it gives the date for switching to DST and includes the UTC offset.
Mar 15th at 7:50 am
Thanks for the information, now ready rendez-vous for the 28th at 02h ^_-
Have a nice day * * *
Mar 15th at 8:55 am
Daylight Saving and all, huh? Damn, I find it complicated
Let’s try to do it though
Mar 15th at 10:58 am
Thanks for reminding but I’m living in Malaysia where the climate is about the same throughout the year
Mar 15th at 11:08 am
Thank you for the reminder…
Mar 15th at 2:12 pm
Thanks for the warning
Mar 15th at 3:10 pm
don’t understand. what about India?
Mar 15th at 3:18 pm
Totally confused. I get what DST is, but why does my WP.org blog adjust just fine for DST? It knows UTC and adjusts based on the setting I give in “General.” I told it to follow Chicago time.
As much as I love WP.com, it seems weird that I can do all this just fine in WP.org blogs but not the .com installation.
Mar 15th at 4:30 pm
Thank You for the reminder!
Mar 15th at 4:31 pm
If you’re reading my blog you probably don’t know/don’t care what time of day it is anyway.
Mar 15th at 4:42 pm
Thanks for mentioning the best sport in the world! I’m off to Spring Training next week! – Holly (UrbanYogaDen)
Mar 15th at 5:58 pm
Does this make anyone else ponder on time? or is that just me…
Like, did you know, if you waved your left hand around at the speed of light it would age more slowly than your other hand.
Mar 15th at 7:52 pm
My best regards to you, Paul. It’s mind-boggling to do “timely” changes. Happy to drop in and read all the funny comments on your blog.
Mar 15th at 11:25 pm
Thank you for reminding us!
Mar 15th at 11:48 pm
ok,i will change..thanks
Mar 16th at 2:20 am
thanks for the tip
Mar 16th at 6:00 am
reminds me of benjamin franklin^^..! thanks for reminding, mate!
Mar 16th at 7:47 am
Thanks for that!:)
Mar 16th at 8:23 am
Instead of using the UTC format, I set mine to a city in my time zone (in this case, Chicago), and it seems not to need to be manually changed for daylight savings.
Mar 16th at 1:20 pm
Fort some dumb reason in the UK we don’t shift for nearly another two weeks. Everyone in London is going crazy waking up too early and blaming Scotland (sorry, Scotland!)
Mar 16th at 2:05 pm
Thanks I would have forgotten it
Mar 16th at 2:36 pm
spring can be so borinkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk…
Mar 16th at 3:25 pm
But if I chose the city in my timezone, instead of the UTC-something, I don’t have to readjust it twice a year, right?
Mar 16th at 4:04 pm
Thanks for the update
Mar 16th at 6:50 pm
Thanks for the reminder. I’m at work for the weekend, but unfortunately on days! So I won’t benefite from an 11 hour instead of 12 hour nightshift!
Mar 16th at 10:42 pm
Thank God you reminded me!
Mar 17th at 4:34 am
Thanks for reminding me and really nice and great
Mar 17th at 5:41 am
Mar 17th at 9:45 am
Thanks for the reminder I am in Islamabad but i didn’t find my timwzone city in the list.What should i do for this
Mar 17th at 1:35 pm
I always forget about this even though its an annual thing lol
Mar 17th at 5:32 pm
Time owns all of us. Arrgh!
Mar 17th at 7:53 pm
When will be be able to set up a coordinated approach around the globe about time changes? Why can’t we do it on the same date on all continents?
Mar 17th at 7:58 pm
This also reminds me of an old American adage to help set the clocks : “Spring Forward” (you set the clocks forward one hour in the spring; and “Fall Back” (you set the clocks back an hour in the autumn). It works!
Mar 17th at 9:21 pm
Thanks for the reminder!!! I always seem to forget. lol.
Mar 18th at 7:21 am
Here in Tasmania we go the other way & depart Daylight saving time on the 1st Sunday in April
Mar 18th at 7:29 am
Mar 18th at 8:10 am
Thanks for the reminder !
Mar 19th at 2:08 am
thanks. nice to read info..
Mar 19th at 8:23 am
So much easier. Thanks!!!
Mar 19th at 3:22 pm
Well… if you’re a pilot or an otherwise “globalized” person, you could as well leave your settings to plain vanilla UTC .
Mar 19th at 3:30 pm
Mar 21st at 11:25 pm
Thank you very much~!
Mar 22nd at 5:18 am
I joined wordpress a few months ago and its a big hit
Mar 23rd at 9:47 am
Wish I’d read this earlier – I live in England and because our time delay is later I got a very bad tempered brother when I called an hour earlier than I thought I was doing. Mother’s day is different too. Times is hard …
Mar 24th at 4:26 am
tq for ur info
Mar 24th at 10:12 am
so good but i don’t understand one thing why are they playing with the clock each year just leave it as it is?
Mar 24th at 2:34 pm
I am from Greece so i have to change the “clock” in Sunday !
Mar 24th at 3:29 pm
Re:- Update: There’s a full listing of when Daylight Saving Time begins around the world in this article on Wikipedia.
Actually, it doesn’t list that information. But why does this seem to be such a massive problem – based on comments here? Surely everybody should be aware of the prevailing situation in their own country?
If anyone in Britain is baffled, clocks go forward on March 28, and back on October 31 this year.
Mar 24th at 7:18 pm
I think some people are still catching up with the time change. Oh well, spring cleaning continues.
Mar 24th at 11:10 pm
I forgot you have to do so!
now it reminds me, sadly i am going to lose an hour