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This plugin will attempt to convert a wordpress or wordpress mu database with content in whatever character set to utf8

For the installation it is presumed you have either WordPress version 2.2.2 or WordPress Mu 1.2.5. and you want to upgrade to WordPress Mu version 1.5.1. or Wordpres version 2.5.1.

  1. Backup your original files and database
  2. Make sure your backup works. If something goes wrong you'll need a backup!!
  3. Update your currently installed wordpress or wordpress mu to version either 2.5.1 or 1.5.1 See this guide.
  4. Add the following to your wp-config.php if not already there:

    define('DB_CHARSET', 'utf8'); define('DB_COLLATE', '');

  5. Check your blog database character set, if its not utf8 this plugin might be help you out

  6. Upload the plugin in its own directory within the plugins directory (e.g. /wp-content/plugins/bbWP2UTF8)
  7. Login into WordPress or WordPress Mu as admin and activate the plugin called 'bbWP2UTF8' through the 'Plugins' menu
  8. On WordPress Mu go to 'Site Admin' and you'll see a menu item called 'bbWP2UTF8'. On WordPress go to 'Plugins' and you'll see a menu item called 'bbWP2UTF8'
  9. Click on the menu item 'bbWP2UTF8' and follow the instructions
  10. Its a good idea to deactivate and remove this plugin after the conversion is finished

Requires: wordpress mu 1.2.5 or wordpress 2.2.3 or higher
Compatible up to: wordpress mu 1.5.1 or wordpress 2.5.1
Last Updated: 9 years ago
Active Installs: 10+


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