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  • Hello there,
    In all of my blogs i have updated to version 3.0 “thelonious”, have problem when i try to share a post on facebook (via facebook connect / addthis plugin even with a simple url copy-paste). All the characters are in the greek language (encoding UTF-8) have encoding problems!

    Any Suggestions?
    Thank you.

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  • anyone? plz guys…



    I have the same problem. I am using greek characters and utf-8 encoding too.

    I also have the same issue. I have tried hours to hours to fix it but not successed.

    Had similar problem. Converting all my template files to UTF-8 without BOM (with Notepad++) solved this.

    I have the same problem with my posts. I tried converting my theme’s template files with Notepad++, as mikkohei13 suggested, but nothing happened. Should I convert the default theme templates as well?

    This is a very annoying problem and I am not sure if it is a WordPress or a Facebook problem… please help!

    Same problem with Hungarian characters.



    Notepad++ is a great text editor, especially for developers working with code. Get it here:

    In your WordPress installation files, browse to your themes folder:

    Inside this folder, open all your files ending with *.php using the Notepad++ program. In the menu bar at the top, look for:

    Encoding > Convert to UTF-8 without BOM

    Save the file. Repeat with all .php files. Upload all your edited files back to the server via ftp if you downloaded them locally first.

    Thanks Joe!!!

    I was desperate, I’ve did it once more after your comment and IT WORKED!!!

    Thanks again…



    Credit goes to mikkohei13 for the solution, I just spelled out the steps. 🙂


    The solution is not working, I converted all my template phps, the problem still exists.

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