🗺 Automatically convert an Eloquent model's dates to and from the current user's timezone
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🗺 Dates Timezone Conversion Trait

This package provides a trait that automatically converts an Eloquent model's dates to and from the current user's timezone.


Dates Timezone Conversion Trait can be easily installed using Composer. Just run the following command from the root of your project.

composer require divineomega/dates-timezone-conversion-trait

If you have never used the Composer dependency manager before, head to the Composer website for more information on how to get started.


First, you must add a timezone field to your application's main User model and populate it with an appropriate timezone. Please see this list of supported timezones.

Then, to benefit from this trait, simply use it within any Eloquent Model. An example of a User model with the trait being used is shown below.


namespace App\Models;

use DivineOmega\DatesTimezoneConversion\Traits\DatesTimezoneConversion;
use Illuminate\Notifications\Notifiable;
use Illuminate\Foundation\Auth\User as Authenticatable;

class User extends Authenticatable
    use Notifiable, DatesTimezoneConversion;

    protected $dates = [

    /* snipped */

After using the trait, the following transformation will automatically be applied to any attributes defined in the model's $dates array, if a user is currently logged in.

  • When reading an attribute (e.g. $user->last_logged_in_at), the datetime object will automatically be converted to the user's timezone.

  • When writing to an attribute (e.g. $user->last_logged_in_at), the datetime will automatically be converted to the Laravel application's timezone (as defined in the config/app.php file).