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Moving WordPress to new server, image file names weird characters issue (2 posts)

  1. semidivine
    Member
    Posted 7 months ago #

    Ok I have never dealt with this before...

    I am moving a 4 year old install of WordPress to a new server, for a new client who is rebranding. This client speaks spanish and her name has an accent in it and she put her name and a copyright symbol in 50% of the file names of the images she uploaded (1.2 GB in the uploads folder!)

    So she uploaded something like Santé-©-artwork.jpg and WordPress happily accepted it even though on the server the file looks like this: Santé-©-artwork.jpg. So I downloaded her site contents and uploaded it to the new server (did I mention there are 1.2 GB of images?? Jeez louise...), moved the database over, did a thorough SQL scrubbing to fix all the weird characters there, and even though the same image appears as Santé-©-artwork.jpg on the old server and the new server, and even though I look at the media file details and both old and new server and they both say:

    File URL: http://website2.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/Santé-©-artwork-1.jpg (actually one says website1.com and one says website2.com)
    File name: Santé-©-artwork-1.jpg

    The image appears in the post in the old site but not in the new site. And this problem is in hundreds of posts. I don't know what to do!

    There are 1000s of images so reuploading them and reattaching them to their posts is not an option.

    Anybody have experience with this?

  2. viky081
    Member
    Posted 7 months ago #

    This may be a server issue.
    Not sure this may be a charset problem

    Contact your host provider regarding this and ask for a support

    Thanks,
    vicky

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