I'm using civiCRM 4.6.2 under Wordpress.

The PHP and MySQL timezone settings are reported as incompatible, MySQL as 12:38 (which is the current clock time here in Zurich) and PHP as 10:38. However, according to my ISP, PHP is also correctly set to use Zurich time. Is there any way either to suppress the warning (which comes every time I start up civiCRM), or to correct the settings – NB: I do not have any programming access to my ISP.

I haven't noticed any problems cuased by this incompatibility.

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With WordPress, 90% of the time it's just the WordPress timezone that needs to be reset. Make sure that's set right as a first step.

  • That seemed to do it, thanks! Perhaps the warning message could be extended? Jun 1, 2015 at 20:44
  • There's actually been conversation about whether the warning actually tracks anything that matters. Once the dust settles, better help text and/or a thorough explanation page on the wiki would be worthwhile.
    – Andie Hunt
    Jun 1, 2015 at 21:29

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