RSS import script uses GMT offset incorrectly in DST
|Reported by:||scholesmafia||Owned by:||Bueltge|
|Severity:||normal||Keywords:||dst offset date|
Under certain conditions, the RSS importer (and possibly other importers) incorrectly calculates the post date. Consider a post containing the following XML:
<pubDate>Tue, 17 Feb 2009 23:30:28 +0000</pubDate>
Timezone is set to Europe/London, which is currently in DST (UTC+01:00). gmt_offset is hence 3600.
The plugin correctly determines the Unix timestamp and returns the correct date after formatting. However when calculating the local post time, the current gmt_offset is added:
$post_date = get_date_from_gmt( $post_date_gmt );
This offset is added irrespective of whether the post date is within DST or not. Obviously the dual would also occur — DST dates imported when outside DST would not have the local offset added.
I have filed #20398 against core to address this, but in the event that it is not picked up there then using the timezone_string option as per the patch would fix this issue.