WordPress Calendar Grumbles

Posted 2010.01.07 16.44 in Computers/Internet/Technology by Stephanie

This damn problem is back again! Grrr!

Wordpress Calendar Borked

I had screwed around with the WordPress files back in November and had it fixed. That was on WordPress version 2.8.6. Then they came out with version 2.9 in December, and that reintroduced the bug, and I screwed around with the files some more and it fixed. Now 2.9.1 is out and it’s back again.

The infuriating thing is it’s not just the simple fix that I thought it was – I don’t know how or why, but just implementing the one-line repair doesn’t fix it. First you have to break it worse, then after that the one-line repair works.

It’s very annoying – I actually use that calendar a lot.


  1. Stephanie says:

    It’s definately something in this line:

    $unixmonth = mktime(0, 0 , 0, $thismonth, 1, $thisyear);

    Changing the first zero to a two used to work but now if I change it to a seven that seems to work. I know it has something to do with UTC being 5 hours away so 2am becomes yesterday at 9pm or something like that. So 7 less 5 means 2. It’s just so damn annoying – why does it have to break every flipping time?

  2. I just forwarded the link on this post to @wordpress on Twitter. I’m interested to see if there’s any response. Period.

  3. I’m totally being anal about this – but did you know you always spell definite wrong? Every time? And you spell it wrong in the same way, every time?

  4. Stephanie says:

    If I spell it the same way every time then how do you know I’m spelling it wrong?

  5. Stephanie says:

    p.s. The calendar bug has to do with time zones, the daylight savings / standard time change, and possibly the zodiac. It does not manifest on the main page, but does manifest on archive pages and single post pages. It did not appear on my blog until November when the time changed from eastern daylight savings to eastern standard time.

  6. Stephanie says:

    p.p.s. Last time I checked, your blog was still on Daylight Savings time which is why you’ve never had this problem — however, your scheduled posts appear 1 hour off from when you expect them to appear.

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