Adobe Contribute and WordPress Timezone bug – overview
There is an interesting bug where if you edit a published WordPress post with Adobe Contribute it sets the post type to ‘future’ and changes the publish time to several hours in the future. The post disappears – so after Contribute publishes it, it will load the blog’s 404 page as the post it has edited has effectively been unpublished.
I think there is something going on with UTC & local times – maybe Contribute and WP are both adjusting the time and so they decide the publish time needs adjusting. Interestingly, If you open the post in Contribute, then change the post time before publishing, it works fine – so it may be the initial time calculation by Contribute that is breaking.
This has been tested on two separate WordPress 2.3 blogs using Contribute CS3. Strangely, googling this issue has revealed no other case, so maybe it’s specific to my Web Host. Anyone else seen it or know a good reason why this happens?