[wp-trac] [WordPress Trac] #25345: WordPress Network uses UTC for default time zone for new blogs

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Sun Sep 22 02:55:39 UTC 2013

#25345: WordPress Network uses UTC for default time zone for new blogs
 Reporter:  novasource    |       Owner:
     Type:  defect (bug)  |      Status:  new
 Priority:  normal        |   Milestone:  Awaiting Review
Component:  Multisite     |     Version:  3.6.1
 Severity:  normal        |  Resolution:
 Keywords:                |

Comment (by Ipstenu):

 Long answer shorter.

 WP defaults to your server time. If we're going to add in a setting for
 'sitewide defaults' then we need to look larger at the 'mashed together'
 section that we have right now. Adding MORE there won't help. It's already
 confusing and arguments aside as to if this is an essential functionality,
 the 'Network Settings' page is overloaded with too much right now.

 Proposal: Change this ticket (or make a new one) to refactor the Network
 Settings Page.

 Split out the one page of doom into at least two:

 * General - Includes what's currently Operational Settings plus timezones
 (mimic what we have in Single General as much as possible for consistancy)
 and registration (ditto single general), plus diskspace and hiding plugins
 checkbox. Basically all the DEFAULTS here
 * New Site Defaults - All the new site default settings

 tl;dr: I think this question is bigger than 'just throw in a new setting.'

 (Anecdotally, I see 'How to I activate the plugins page for my sites'
 asked more often than 'How do I set the default timezone' in the forums)

Ticket URL: <http://core.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/25345#comment:15>
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