How to Change Default Time Zone in Drupal

Posted on February 1st, 2017

Drupal is a content management system. If you do not know what a content management system is, it allows you to create a specific type of website without the need for programming knowledge. However, Drupal is an open-source content management system. It means that you can modify it as per your requirements to create any kind of website.

Drupal is a prevalent content management system. It is used by tens of thousands of bloggers, developers, and agencies around the world. It allows you to manage almost every aspect of your site. As there are different timezones in different parts of the world, Drupal allows you to set the timezone based on your location of operation.

It is pretty easy to update the timezone in Drupal. It does not require you to have any kind of technical knowledge too! Just follow this tutorial to update the timezone on your Drupal-based website in a few minutes.

Update/Change Timezone in Drupal

First of all, Log in to the admin panel of your Drupal site and click on the Configuration option from the main menu of the admin panel. Refer to the following screenshot for clarity.

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On the Configuration panel, you will find a Regional Settings option somewhere in the bottom-right part of the page. Click on that option to update settings related to location.

Change Timezone

On the Regional Settings page, you will see a Timezones section that will allow you to update Timezone settings. It will look exactly like the section highlighted in the following screenshot.

Change Timezone

Under this section, select the desired timezone from the dropdown labeled with the Default time zone text.

Change Timezone

Once you have selected the desired timezone, click on the Save Configuration button given at the bottom of the page to apply changes.

Change Timezone

So, this is how you can update the default timezone in your Drupal site. It is a very easy process that allows you to update the timezone within minutes! It is the first thing you should do just after installing Drupal from Softaculous.

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