Database upgrade issue... (2.5.1 to 2.6) (3 posts)

  1. Anonymous
    Posted 8 years ago #

    I'm a fairly new WordPress user and installed 2.5.1 about two weeks ago. Today I noticed 2.6 and upgraded. This was pretty simple. I moved the files, updated my config file and logged in. I got the message stating that the databases needed to be upgraded. I did so.

    Things went pretty smoothly except I noticed that some characters had been garbled.

    é as in cliché and finacée became é

    — (the em-dash) became —

    My databases are set to utf8 and WordPress was also configured as such. Either there was a utf8 issue with 2.5.1 that is now resolved or the updating process does something wacky with the charsets. Right now this isn't a problem as my blog only had like 10 posts, but if I'd had a few 100, that would have been annoying.

    And I'm using MySQL 5.0.45 if that helps.

    Could I have done something to prevent this and is this the proper place for reporting a problem?

  2. ganges
    Posted 8 years ago #

    I experiencing this probles with all my non-english content. Its a database encoding problem? Still need help with it.


    Just correct one line in new wp-config.php
    define('DB_COLLATE', '');

    define('DB_COLLATE', 'utf8');

    work fine

  3. Anonymous
    Posted 8 years ago #

    I was thinking that. My default (installed by my host) didn't have that field set. Unfortunately that "fixes" it! Now I have to go change all the characters back!

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