Magento 1.9.1
Porto theme

We haven't changed any settings but strange things are starting to happen such as when the customer registers on the website - it is assigning the incorrect date value. Also we are having problems with cookies (getting the "Shopping Cart is Empty" Error which usually happens for us when the date/time is out of sync somehow).

One customer registered today and it says:

Account Created on: Jun 5, 2018 9:16:27 AM which is obviously not possible.

Is there a setting on the server that needs to be changed so that it is reporting the correct date/time? Or what other setting within Magento needs to be checked?

I just did a sort by the date and it appears that we have 8 customers in total with future registration dates all the way up to December 2nd, 2018.

I contacted the hosting company and this is what they replied:

"Thank you for your reply! Sun May 6 16:39:06 -06 2018 - the server date and time are correct. Where's the registration form taking it's date/time feed from? Perhaps you need to look this up on your Magento installation. If it's set to lookup the server time upon registration, it will be the correct one."

  • Did you find the solution? May 14, 2018 at 6:02

2 Answers 2


I had the same problem , I resolved it by overriding save action , as mentioned here -how to override the product controller in admin panel

and setting created at attribute manually to store's time and date as follows;

$product->setData('created_at',Mage::getModel('core/date')->date('Y-m-d H:i:s'));

i had same issue with product created_at column you have to use


instead of


Override model as mention here

below is the solution.

open following file : app\code\core\Mage\Eav\Model\Entity\Attribute\Backend\Time\Created.php

and comment out beforeSave() function and replace with following function code.

public function beforeSave($object)
    $attributeCode = $this->getAttribute()->getAttributeCode();

    $date = $object->getData($attributeCode);

    if (is_null($date)) {
        if ($object->isObjectNew()) {

            $object->setData($attributeCode, Varien_Date::now());
    } else {
        // convert to UTC
        $zendDate = Mage::app()->getLocale()->utcDate(null, $date, true, $this->_getFormat($date));

        // Replace -> $zendDate->getIso() with Mage::getModel('core/date')->gmtDate()
        $object->setData($attributeCode, Mage::getModel('core/date')->gmtDate());

        return $this;

Detail reference link

i am sure it will help to you.

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