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UTF-8 Database Converter

Easily Converts the WordPress database from any type of character set to UTF-8 character set.

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Did the trick for my 3.7.1 migrated site
By , for WP 3.7.1

Hey. This sucker solved several problems for me.

Be sure - always - to make a backup of your database.

Install, activate, run from the plug-ins area on left menu bar. Done.

I had bazillions of utf8 characters from a move between servers for an OS rebuild. Customer was not happy. I edited out
/** Database Charset to use in creating database tables. */
define('DB_CHARSET', 'utf8');

and that solved some, but not all, my problems.

Would you believe I could not edit old posts???? Nope. Something awry there to.

So, I installed and ran this (did I mention after making a db backup) and BAM! all the strange characters gone, and I could edit posts.

I'm trusting customer will be happy now.

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