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  • Fatal error: Call to undefined function: wp_specialchars() in wallstreetkam.com/wp-includes/wp-db.php on line 96

    Can you guys tell me what is going on? I’ve installed this in the past and it went through fine. By the way, I haven’t touched that file, only the config file as instructed to do so.

    Thanks.

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  • I was about to report the same error. This happens when I run the install.php file. First I had WP installed in the root directory on my Web server. Then I tried it in a subdirectory. Same error each time. My SQL settings should be good to go. No clue what the issue could be.

    Same issue here with a fresh install of 2.0.4 in a fresh new site.

    I tried both the zip and the tar.gz. If I dont have a wp-config.php it runs the config file maker fine, but then hangs on install.php

    same issue here… was going to post it as well.

    fresh install 2.0.4 on fresh database

    all files are there and chmodded

    Open
    wp-includes/wp-db.php
    and change line 96+97 from
    $str = wp_specialchars($str, 1);
    $query = wp_specialchars($this->last_query, 1);

    to
    $str = htmlspecialchars($str, ENT_QUOTES);
    $query = htmlspecialchars($this->last_query, ENT_QUOTES);

    We had a bad 2.0.4 package up for a few minutes. You were unlucky enough to grab the bad one. You can download the package again or grab a corrected wp-db.php.

    Wow, great. It’s working now. I felt like an idiot for an hour.

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