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How do I change dates and time formats ?
  Requested and Answered by Carnuke on 2005/2/18 20:02:43     9532  reads 
Open the file XOOPSROOT/language/YOUR_LANGUAGE/global.php

Find the following locations in the file and ammend the settings: KEEP A BACK UP IN CASE!
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define("_DATESTRING","Y/n/j G:i:s");
    
define("_MEDIUMDATESTRING","Y/n/j G:i");
    
define("_SHORTDATESTRING","Y/n/j");
    
/*
    The following characters are recognized in the format string:
    a - "am" or "pm"
    A - "AM" or "PM"
    d - day of the month, 2 digits with leading zeros; i.e. "01" to "31"
    D - day of the week, textual, 3 letters; i.e. "Fri"
    F - month, textual, long; i.e. "January"
    h - hour, 12-hour format; i.e. "01" to "12"
    H - hour, 24-hour format; i.e. "00" to "23"
    g - hour, 12-hour format without leading zeros; i.e. "1" to "12"
    G - hour, 24-hour format without leading zeros; i.e. "0" to "23"
    i - minutes; i.e. "00" to "59"
    j - day of the month without leading zeros; i.e. "1" to "31"
    l (lowercase 'L') - day of the week, textual, long; i.e. "Friday"
    L - boolean for whether it is a leap year; i.e. "0" or "1"
    m - month; i.e. "01" to "12"
    n - month without leading zeros; i.e. "1" to "12"
    M - month, textual, 3 letters; i.e. "Jan"
    s - seconds; i.e. "00" to "59"
    S - English ordinal suffix, textual, 2 characters; i.e. "th", "nd"
    t - number of days in the given month; i.e. "28" to "31"
    T - Timezone setting of this machine; i.e. "MDT"
    U - seconds since the epoch
    w - day of the week, numeric, i.e. "0" (Sunday) to "6" (Saturday)
    Y - year, 4 digits; i.e. "1999"
    y - year, 2 digits; i.e. "99"
    z - day of the year; i.e. "0" to "365"
    Z - timezone offset in seconds (i.e. "-43200" to "43200")
    */
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For more information, see the documentation for the PHP date function.


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user

 Timezone setting help


When I execute <?php echo date('r') ?>

I get the following result.

Mon, xx Sep 2005 xx:xx:xx -0700 (xx is variable)

It means the server is at -7 GMT, I'm where +5.5GMT. I don't know what could be my

1). Server Timezone = ??
2). Default Time zone = ??

I want to modify directly from xoops_root/language/YOur_language/global.php if possible but I don't know where exactly I should insert the time difference.

Is this something that can be fixed from Admin >> Preference > General setting > Server timezone & Default time zone?

Right now my setting is
1). Server Timezone = GMT
2). Default Time zone = +5.5 GMT

I want the site to have default timezone at +5.5GMT but all the posts are taking -7GMT. And even comments are revealing incorrect time.

Please help....

I'm running on Version 2.0.13.1.

Thank you in advance!

 
user

 Changing date format settings


Thanks very much!! I've got so many questions that I don't want to ask on the forum - this was something that I was going to forget about until I saw the random question

 
user

 Re: Changing date format settings


mm i have i kind of the same problem

 
user

 Re: Changing date format settings


G'day All. Have you gone into administration -> System -> Preferences -> General Settings, and changed the server timezone, and default timezone settings in there?

Cheers

 
user

 Re: Changing date format settings


if your server is located in a region that is -5 GMT then you would set your server timezone to GMT -5.

and the local timezone would then be set to the timezone of your locality..

 


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