How to Set the Date and Time in Your WordPress.com Blog
On the WordPress General Settings page, you need to set your local time zone so that your blog posts are published with a time stamp in your own time zone no matter where in the world you are. Use the following options to establish your settings in this area:
Set your local time zone.
Choose your UTC time from the drop-down menu. This setting refers to the number of hours that your local time differs from Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). This setting ensures that all your blog posts and comments left on your blog are time-stamped with the correct time.
For example, if you’re lucky enough to live on the frozen tundra of Wisconsin, which is in the Central time zone (CST), you would choose –6 from the drop-down menu because that time zone is 6 hours off UTC.
Select how you want to display the date.
The default format is F j, Y (F = the full month name; j = the two-digit day; Y = the four-digit year), which gives you the output of June 24, 2012. Select a different format by clicking the circle to the left of the option.
Select how you want to display the time.
The default format is g:i a (g = the two-digit hour; i = the two-digit minute; a = lowercase a.m. or p.m.), which gives you the output of 10:15 a.m. Select a different format by clicking the circle to the left of the option. You can also customize the date display by selecting the Custom option and entering your preferred format in the text box provided.
From the drop-down menu, choose the day the week starts in your calendar.
The display of the calendar in the sidebar of your blog is optional. If you choose to display the calendar, you can select the day of the week you want your calendar to start with.
Set your language preference by clicking the Language drop-down menu and selecting from the several different language options provided by WordPress.
This language is the language that your blog is primarily written in.
Click the Save Changes button at the bottom of any page where you set new options.
If you don’t click Save Changes, your settings aren’t saved, and WordPress reverts to the previous options.