As I was checking my blog dashboard, I came across this WordPress announcement that I can now choose my blog’s timezone on the basis of the city I am living in. So if I am based in New Delhi, I can fix my timezone at New Delhi, rather than choosing the +5.30 hours that we generally do. Although this feature aims to account for Daylight Saving Time, a small advantage also is for those who don’t know how many hours before or after they are from GMT.
But moving up and down the cities listed in timezone for Asia, I wasn’t able to find New Delhi. Okays let’s check for Delhi, maybe they have listed it that ways. No success at that too.
Mumbai the financial capital of India too was not available in the list. Neither was Bombay.
Finally I found a Kolkata at K in the Asia list, closer to Karachi. But there was also a Calcutta in C. Didn’t WordPress do their homework that Calcutta and Kolkata are names of same cities?
One reason for this may be that India has a single timezone and instead of writing all of the cities they just listed one. Still I do hope that the developers would have given an explanation for the same.
I do hope WordPress developers take into consideration these points to make the platform more user friendly.
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