[resolved] Foreign character set goes awry / text widgets disappear with 2.2.2 upgrade (4 posts)

  1. bedbugger
    Posted 8 years ago #

    I just upgraded from 2.2.1 to 2.2.2 using Fantastico, which caused foreign characters to be all messed up as per this thread:

    It also made all my text widgets disappear. So I added all the widgets back.

    Then I followed the directions in the thread above to add back these two lines to wp-config.php:
    define('DB_CHARSET', 'utf8');
    define('DB_COLLATE', '');

    That was the fix when I upgraded TO 2.2.1, and it did work again when the same character problem occurred with the 2.2.2 upgrade.

    However, fixing it this time made my text widgets disappear again, so I re-added those two lines, and got my widgets back.

    Please have a look--you can see the character issue easily as one item in the menubar is "Preguntas Frequentes..." in Spanish. I am using Cleaker 2.1 as a theme.

    Any suggestions for making my foreign characters work

    Thanks! :-)

  2. bedbugger
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Can anyone help?

  3. ctree
    Posted 8 years ago #

  4. bedbugger
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Thanks ctree. I was able to use the UTF8 Database Converter plugin in order to fix the crazy characters that appeared (as described above). However, just as per the move from 2.2.1 to 2.2.2 above, converting the db to UTF8 made my widgets disappear. For some reason I had to try three times, but finally, I was able to fix them.

    HOWEVER, the process corrupted some data. I do not know if the plugin did this or what. I am going to fix it (I backed up) but it is a hassle. A hassle for another thread, though! :-)

    Thanks for the links!

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