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I have a front-end form with two date fields. After upgrading to Craft 3 and implementing what I believe to be all the changes concerning front-end forms in Craft 3 I am experiencing some odd behavior.

The odd behavior

When I enter manually or use jQuery UI Datepicker plugin to enter a desired date into any of the date fields associated with this front-end form (this is the only front-end form on the site currently), the date gets saved one day behind. E.g. if I enter 2018-05-01 it gets saved as 2018-04-30. However, if I go to the admin area and add a new block to this matrix field it saves correctly.

What I changed when upgrading from Craft 2 to 3 is the following:

{{ getCsrfInput() }}
<input type="hidden" name="action" value="entries/saveEntry">

to

{{ csrfInput() }}
<input type="hidden" name="action" value="entries/save-entry">

I also checked and confirmed that I am using the most up-to-date version of jQuery UI to rule out the datepicker as the culprit.

Here is a gist of the form: https://gist.github.com/swthate/08152aefe2c481cd792fc156a9ea1bc6

Note: fields/inputs in question are on line 38 and line 49 of the gist (lotMixDate and lotExpireDate).

Thanks!

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You need to include a timezone parameter to your form in order to get the correct one.

<input type="hidden" name="postDate[timezone]" value="America/Los_Angeles">

If you don't include something like this in your frontend chances are high you'll receive the wrong time because it adds/subtracts a certain amount of hours. As soon as you include a valid timezone it will calculate the correct time. Otherwise it will be set to the default system timezone which may differ from your local

  • Thanks! That makes a lot of sense. However, I am getting an array to string conversion error. I'm not sure why, because I confirmed that I am using the same hidden input form as the same field in the back-end: <input type="hidden" name="fields[scriptLots][new1][fields][lotExpireDate][timezone]" value="America/Chicago"> – Steven Thate May 1 '18 at 18:49
  • Did you include your date parameter into the array as well? fields[scriptLots][new1][fields][lotExpireDate][date] Can you eventually show me the file and line number of the error? Another approach is to include the timezone into the string. Here is the rule github.com/craftcms/cms/blob/develop/src/helpers/… – Robin Schambach May 1 '18 at 19:02
  • Yep, I did add [date] to the end of the actual date input. The line that the error highlights at the top of the stack is line 171 of the file you linked to. – Steven Thate May 1 '18 at 19:08
  • That means your submitted value is not an array. There must be something wrong with your HTML – Robin Schambach May 1 '18 at 19:10
  • Weird. The $_POST dump at the bottom of the error looks correct, to my nooby eyes. Here's a full shot of the error page: prnt.sc/jch5gc – Steven Thate May 1 '18 at 19:16

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