Editor: publish scheduler is misleading/confusing #7253

meremagee opened this Issue Aug 3, 2016 · 1 comment


This Iteration in Post Date / Post Schedule - January 2017

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meremagee commented Aug 3, 2016 edited

Steps to reproduce

  1. Starting at URL: wordpress.com/post/[site]
  2. Click the calendar/schedule icon on the right side of the publish button
  3. Select a date in the future (ex. tomorrow)
  4. Note that in the top bar, the time shows "tomorrow" +24 hours against your local time in standard time
  5. Note that the input for the scheduler is in military time
  6. Note that the bottom notice has a nod to UTC time
  7. Wonder if you're scheduling a post against your local time or UTC.
  8. Also wonder why yesterday's date is circled in gray but give up trying to figure it out because it's not relevant for the task at hand.
  9. Leave scheduling to fate

I think we can clean this up a bit to make it more coherent. Suggestions include using either standard or military time uniformly and using either local time or UTC time across the board (preference would be local since UTC is not broadly used outside of the tech world).

@apeatling apeatling was assigned by meremagee Aug 3, 2016
  1. Wonder if you're scheduling a post against your local time or UTC.

This has been tackled in #10522 and #10558. These should clarify this confusion.

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