Since daylight savings started (southern hemisphere), I have been getting the following error message any time I have a bar enabled with a countdown timer:
Fatal error: Uncaught Exception: DateTimeZone::__construct(): Unknown or bad timezone () in /home/customer/www/staging2.ozlitteacher.com.au/public_html/wp-content/plugins/announcer-pro/includes/display.php:277 Stack trace: #0 /home/customer/www/staging2.ozlitteacher.com.au/public_html/wp-content/plugins/announcer-pro/includes/display.php(277): DateTimeZone->__construct(”) #1 /home/customer/www/staging2.ozlitteacher.com.au/public_html/wp-content/plugins/announcer-pro/includes/display.php(134): ANCR_Display::countdown_timer(Array) #2 /home/customer/www/staging2.ozlitteacher.com.au/public_html/wp-content/plugins/announcer-pro/includes/display.php(85): ANCR_Display::html(5693, Array) #3 /home/customer/www/staging2.ozlitteacher.com.au/public_html/wp-includes/class-wp-hook.php(303): ANCR_Display::display(”) #4 /home/customer/www/staging2.ozlitteacher.com.au/public_html/wp-includes/class-wp-hook.php(327): WP_Hook->apply_filters(NULL, Array) #5 /home/customer/www/staging2.ozlitteacher.com.au/public_html/wp-includes/plugin.php(4 in /home/customer/www/staging2.ozlitteacher.com.au/public_html/wp-content/plugins/announcer-pro/includes/display.php on line 277
I did some digging, and was able to “fix” it by replacing the existing line 277 in the /plugins/announcer-pro/includes/display.php file with the following:
$countdown_time = new DateTime( $settings[ ‘cdt_countdown’ ], wp_timezone() );
I’m sure this isn’t a permanent solution, but it has removed the error and the countdown seems to work.
Can you please advise a permanent fix (and include in a future version)
Sorry, should have included that I’m using version 5.2 of the Announcer Pro plugin
Thanks for reporting. I’ll have a look at this issue and submit a fix soon.
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