Plain Tracker

Timesheet plugin for WordPress

How to change date and time settings

By default, our WordPress timesheet plugin with the setting to display date and time to the US time formatting preferences. For example, current date and time would look something like this: 13 Jul 2024 10:36am.

Date and time format

In various parts of the timesheet application all the date and time values are formatted according to these default settings.

Action time formatted according to the default settings.
Action time formatted according to the default settings.

Perhaps this will not work for everyone. So, you can easily change the formatting for your date and time display in Plain Tracker WordPress timesheet management system. In the WordPress admin panel, go to Plain Tracker > Settings > Date and Time. You will see the settings form for all the time realated options.

Date format setting form
Date format setting form

Time format setting form
Time format setting form

For example, let's change it to the German date and time format like 13/07/2024 10:36. Choose the appropriate options in the date and time settings form, then click Save to apply the new settings.

Plenty of options to choose for the new date format
Plenty of options to choose for the new date format

Select a suitable time format
Select a suitable time format

Now the date and time values will be displayed formatted according to the new settings.

Action time displayed according to the new date and time format settings
Action time displayed according to the new date and time format settings

The first day of the week

Almost all countries in North and South America start their week on Sunday, while countries in Europe and Oceania overwhelmingly start on Monday. Roughly half the countries in Africa and Asia are on team Sunday, the other on team Monday.

You can set your preference in Plain Tracker > Settings > Date and Time > Week Starts On

The first day of the week setting form
The first day of the week setting form

This setting will affect the time cards browser when you choose Period: Week and click Previous Period and Next Period navigation buttons.

Choose the week range to display time records
Choose the week range to display time records

Go to the next week in the timesheet listing
Go to the next week in the timesheet listing