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iconv/mbstring warning (7 posts)

  1. cogdog
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Recently (not long after WP 3.4 upgrade) a batch of our subscribed feeds are failing with:

    The data could not be converted to UTF-8.
    You MUST have either the iconv or mbstring extension installed.
    Upgrading to PHP 5.x (which includes iconv) is highly recommended.

    Our server is running PHP 5.3.10 and iconv is enabled.

    These feeds are coming from another wordpress site (we are resynidcating based on a tag at the mother site)

    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/feedwordpress/

  2. narino
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I got the same error here.

    Anybody knows what is going on?

  3. Michael Clark
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    This just started happening to me today as well. Is there a cache somewhere we should flush? Very odd.

  4. emeraldryan
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I also started getting the error message (from the FeedWordPress plugin) below in the last few days:

    The data could not be converted to UTF-8. You MUST have either the iconv or mbstring extension installed.

    My web host increased the PHP memory limit from 32MB to 96MB and that seems to have fixed the problem.

  5. Michael Clark
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Increasing the value of memory_limit in the server's php.ini worked for me as well. Thanks for the suggestion!

  6. Michael Clark
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I increased the PHP memory, and now several days later the problem came back. I restarted apache again, no help. Any other ideas?

  7. emeraldryan
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I had the same problem. After a few days the issue came back. In the end I had to downgrade from WordPress 3.4 to 3.3 and this seemed to solve the problem.

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