Time Zone & Regional Settings

Default time zone

The default time zone is the time zone that is used to display dates and times throughout the entire platform. When members are not allowed to choose their own time zone, they will automatically see dates and times displayed in the default time zone (i.e. the date and time their journal entry was posted). The default time zone of your CMNTY Platform can be set by following the steps below:

  1. Go to the Configure page at the top menu in the admin section.
  2. Underneath General, choose Platform Details. Underneath Regional you change the default time zone.

 

Admin time zone

The dates and times shown in the admin section will always be in the time zone of the respective community manager. For example, the start or end date of a module item, the time a newsletter is scheduled, or time-stamps in the export are displayed based on the time zone of the acting community manager.

 

Letting users choose their time zone

    If your community members are in different geographic areas, you can let members choose their own time zone upon registration and edit their time zone in their profile settings. To allow members to choose their own time zone, follow these steps:
  1. Go to the Configure page at the top menu of the admin section.
  2. Underneath Users, choose Profile at the left menu and turn the switch for Change Time Zone to ON.

The default time zone is preselected on the registration form, but the members will be able to change it.

All dates and times in the Front End will automatically be displayed in their own timezone.

The platform does not post activities or send newsletters according to member time zones, so if you schedule something to go live at 9am CET, this may be earlier or later for members in other locations in the world.

 

Number format

You can use either the European format (1.000,00) or the American & Oriental format (1,000.00). You can change it at:

    1. Go to the Configure page at the top menu of the admin section.
    2. Underneath General, choose Platform Details at the left menu.
    3. UnderneathRegional, you can change the number format.

 

Date format

You can change the date format for all community members at:

    1. Go to the Configure page at the top menu of the admin section.
    2. Underneath General, choose Platform Details at the left menu.
    3. UnderneathRegional, you can change the date format.

 

Time format

You change the time format of your CMNTY Platform by following the steps below:

  1. Go to the Configure page at the top menu.
  2. Underneath General, choose Platform Details at the left menu.
  3. Underneath Regional you can select the format you want to use in the Time Format dropdown menu.

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