How to Change Time Zone in Joomla?

Posted on March 4th, 2017

Joomla is the second most popular content management system on the internet. Joomla powers hundreds of thousands of websites on the internet all around the globe. Each website runs in different parts of the world. So, we have to set the timezone according to our location as it can help our visitors understand the timings of our website.

For example, If your major audience is from the USA and the timezone of your site is set to IST, your USA audience will see different timings on the site. It is not a major issue if you are running a blog but if you are running a community website or an eCommerce store, timezone matters! You can update the timezone directly from the server level. But the good news is, Joomla allows us to update the timezone directly from the admin panel. It is convenient and easy.

It is very easy to change the time zone in Joomla. In this tutorial, I am going to show you how to do just that.

Update Timezone in Joomla

To update the timezone in Joomla, Log in to the admin panel of your store and click on the System -> Global Configuration option. On this page, you can update the most vital settings of your site.

Search engine friendly urls in Joomla

On this page, you will see multiple tabs. Click on the Server tab to see all the server-level settings.

FTP Settings in Joomla

Now, find the Location Settings section under the Server tab. Under the server tab, you will find the Location Settings section in which you can update the timezone. Select the Timezone as per your choice from the drop-down menu.

Time Zone

Finally, click on the Save button given at the top-left corner of the page to save changes.

Time Zone

So, this is how you can change the time zone of your Joomla site. The timezone is very important if your customers or visitors are expecting precise timings from you regarding any service or content. So, It is very important to set timezone just after installing your Joomla site.

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