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Joomla 3.0's Server Time Zone setting can be found within the Joomla Server Settings section. Joomla gives the following description for this setting:

About the Server Time Zone Available Time Zone Options

Server Time Zone
Choose a city in the list to configure the date and time for display

The default time zone is set to Universal Time, Coordinated (UTC), but there are many other timezones available. The time zones are organized in the following groups:

  • Africa
  • America
  • Antarctica
  • Arctic
  • Asia
  • Atlantic
  • Australia
  • Europe
  • India
  • Pacific


To change your Server Time Zone in Joomla 3.0:

  1. Log into your Joomla 3.0 Dashboard
  2. In the left menu, click the Global Configuration link
  3. In the list of tabs towards the top of the page, click the Server tab
  4. Under the Location Settings heading, find the Server Time Zone setting. Use the drop down menu to the right to choose the appropriate time zone for your website, and then click the Save button in the top left of the page.
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2015-03-16 10:25 pm
Joomla's 3x timezone setting is quite absurd. Instead of choosing -6 or whatever based on GMT relativity, I've got to find a city by's not helpful at all.

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