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Update database encoding error (4 posts)

  1. thomasreggi
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I had an outdated database and wordpress recognized it and requested to update it. Now I have some messed up posts here is an example of the text.

    world?…Oh I’ll go to Hulu and watch the latest Daily show; what is everyone up to? …lets head over to Facebook. Lit

    It looks like it has been character encoded wrongly. Any ideas?

  2. Tim S
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    What character encoding are you using? Changing the character encoding of a database is a nightmare. I'd suggest making sure you're using UTF-8. If you're not, and your site is in english - you may want to collate the database to UTF-8. IF you do this though, it will not affect any content already in the database. I hope this helps!

  3. thomasreggi
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

  4. Tim S
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I'm glad you found the answers you were looking for. I hope all is well.

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