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Rebecca Jensen
Rebecca Jensen
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Posts are expiring too soon in PHP/Wordpress

I use this bit of code below to display upcoming events, and hide them once the date has passed.

It seemed to work correctly, until we had an evening event, and I discovered that the posts were expiring hours too soon! I have the proper timezone set in my Wordpress settings (Vancouver/Seattle), but that does not seem to make a difference.

I need to either fix the time zone problem, or overshoot and have the event expire the NEXT day. Any idea on how I can accomplish either?

        $query = new WP_Query( array(

            'post_type' => 'event',
            'nopaging' => 'true',
            'meta_key'   => 'event_date',
            'orderby'    => 'meta_value_num',
            'order'      => 'ASC',
            'meta_value'    => date('Ymd'),
            'meta_compare'  => '>=',
            'date_query'    => array(
                        'key' => 'date',
                        'value' => date('Ymd'),
                        'compare' => '>=', //Greater than or equal to
                        'type' => 'DATETIME'
            ) );