2.11.9 User Guide

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Localization Settings

Control Panel Location: Admin ‣ Localization Settings

This section of the Control Panel allows you to define the default localization settings for your website.


Each member of your site can override these default settings by changing their own localization settings.

Site Timezone

Specify the default timezone for your site. All dates and times displayed by ExpressionEngine will be localized to this timezone unless overridden by a member’s own localization preferences.

Default Date Formatting

Specify the default date format for your site. This is the format the Control Panel uses for displaying dates and for date input. The choices are an American mm/dd/yy, a more European dd-mm-yy, and the ISO 8601 yyyy-mm-dd format.

Default Time Formatting

Specify whether your site should display times in a 24-hour format or a 12-hour format with AM and PM.

Include Seconds in the Default Time Format

Specify whether your site should display seconds in times.