NewsFeed Module - TimeZone issue

  • Hello,

    I’m living in Turkey and my timezone is GMT +3 for now. News feed module doesn’t care my time zone and calculate the time with moment.js and fromNow function.

    I’ve just made a fix for this.

    First create a config node in config js

    language: 'tr',
    	timeFormat: 24,
    	units: 'metric',
    	**timeZone: 3,**
    	modules: [

    *timeZone config node is an int type value and can be positive or negative value.

    Then go to newsfeed.js file (under /home/pi/MagicMirror/modules/default/newsfeed location) and change the below line.

    Old Line:
    if (this.config.showPublishDate) sourceAndTimestamp.innerHTML += moment(new Date(this.newsItems[this.activeItem].pubdate)).fromNow();

    Change to:
    if (this.config.showPublishDate) sourceAndTimestamp.innerHTML += moment(new Date(this.newsItems[this.activeItem].pubdate)).subtract(config.timeZone, ‘hours’).fromNow();

    This piece of code reads the config file and subtract from the time.

    Hope this helps.


  • Moderator

    Feel free to create PR and submit it against the 'develop' branch so it can be checked out and incorporated is possible.

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