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Posted: January 6, 2020 at 9:03 pm


January 6, 2020 at 9:03 pm

I’ve read most of the posts about this happening, but I am experiencing the following:
I set up a new event, set the date and start time, click ‘done’. The time changes (usually by an hour).
I continue and set up the finish date and time (same day), click done, and the finish AND the start time change – usually by an hour (another hour in the case of the start time).

I have the WP time zone set to my city (Sydney).
Theme is Astra, Wordfence is installed and Elementor. Not much else!

Any suggestions please?

Thanks Neil


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January 7, 2020 at 2:45 am

Hi Neil,

This is usually caused by the theme or another plugin calling date_default_timezone_set(), if you test this with just Event Espresso and a default theme, does it work then?

You can do that using the the WP Health Check plugin. Install and active, then go to Tools -> Site Health -> Troubleshooting -> Enable Troubleshooting Mode.

That switches your install to have no plugins active and to use a default theme but only for you, the admin.

Then in the admin bar go to troubleshooting -> manage active plugins and activate Event Espresso.

If you retest again then does the same happen?


January 7, 2020 at 6:34 pm

Hi Tony,
Switched to Twenty-Twenty theme with no change.
Likewise, enabling just EE in Troubleshooting mode does not change the issue if I attempt to edit an existing event.

But noticed this little twist:
If I create a new event, the times stick – initially.
But if I then go back and edit those times in that event, they start moving…




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January 8, 2020 at 8:07 am

May I ask what’s set in the WordPress > Settings > General page for Date format and what’s set for Time format?

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