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#39666 Consistent Time in logs

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Latest post by sjberry1963 on Friday, 20 October 2023 07:21 CDT



So, I've noticed various places where I am given a log file, such as the Security Exceptions log.

When I look at that log, it appears to be set on UTC time.

I have verified the site time zone is set for Chicago

I've also verified the server is set on Chicago time zone.


This is a small thing, but I'd really like to sort it out. What am I missing?


Thank you for your help!

Akeeba Staff

The Security Expression Log entries are always expressed in UTC. The reason is that some log entries are recorded when Admin Tools loads before WordPress itself as a PHP “prepend script” (that's what the Optimise WAF feature does). Because of that timing we cannot access WordPress configuration, hence all entries are expressed as UTC.

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Thanks for the explanation!