Time zone support in Event Calendar widget

Elfsight Event Calendar widget offers you flexible time zone options, ensuring your visitors understand the correct timing, no matter where they are. Set a specific time zone for your events or display them in visitors' local time - our app can do both. In this article, you will discover all the time zone capabilities of our app.

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Displaying events in your chosen time zone

By default, the time of events in Event Calendar is displayed according to the specified time zone of the event. This is a great way to ensure that your visitors located in other regions can see that your event takes place in a different time zone.

Here is how you can set the specific time zone for an event:

Go to the Content tab, open an event and select the desired time zone in the dropdown:

When adding a new event, the widget will automatically detect your time zone. To ensure accurate time zone detection, please refrain from using a VPN while working with the widget.

Make sure to keep the Events in Visitors Local Time Zone toggle switched off on the Settings tab:

Great! Now the events are displayed in the specific time zone you set. For visitors located in other time zones, the time zone value will be added next to the event's time:

Displaying events in visitors local time zone

This option may come in handy for online events. With the Events in Visitor Local Time Zone setting enabled, the time zone will be automatically calculated for each user, and all events will be shown in the user's local time. 

Let's say that you're located in Toronto, and your customers are located in Paris. When you configure your widget, you need to set the start and finish time according to your own time zone. If you set your events to start at 3 p.m. Toronto time, the start time for your customers in Paris will be displayed as 9 p.m.

To achieve this, simply enable the Events in Visitor Local Time Zone option on the Settings tab:

Well done! Now your customers definitely won't miss out on your events.

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