The Date field allows for quick entry of dates via the publish form. When the field has focus, a date-picker appears in the form of a calendar where you can select a day to enter into the field.
Localized or Fixed?¶
On the publish form, along with a field to enter a date, you will also see an option to select whether you want the date localized or fixed:
- Localized: A date that is localized will be translated into the logged-in member’s current timezone. For instance, if you enter a date of 10/21/2015 4:29 PM and you’re in Pacific Daylight Time, a member in Eastern Daylight Time will see the date as 10/21/2015 7:29 PM. Or, for logged out members, the date will be localized on the front-end according to the site’s configured timezone.
- Fixed: A fixed date will NOT be localized to a member’s timezone, or the site’s configured timezone. The date will appear as it does in the control panel everywhere by all members.