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  • Resolved marcwitteveen


    When I create a new category or enter a new blog post and I use foreign characters e.g. ŠĐČĆŽß, etc. they are not stored with I save the new category, post or page.

    I have checked the database, the table, connection, fields are all UTF8. The template front as well as backend are UTF8. The module is installed on the server.

    I checked the log files but nothing is there, except for some missing image, which is much less of a problem.

    As suggested on some forums I’ve also commented out with no success:
    /** Database Charset to use in creating database tables. */
    // define(‘DB_CHARSET’, ‘utf8’);
    /** The Database Collate type. Don’t change this if in doubt. */
    // define(‘DB_COLLATE’, ”);

    Anyone has any clue what it could be and where to look to resolve this issue?

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  • Could you post a link to your site?

    Here is the link to the website:

    The site is setup in a test environment on the production server.

    The data you see is imported from a database where the database had wrong encoding settings. This is easy to fix once the initial problem is solved of entering data.

    Can’t see any problems. Try deactivating all plugins and try again. Beyond that I don’t know what to suggest…

    No plugins where enabled… I also switched theme to the basic one. It makes no difference.

    When I create a category, with as name: ABCDE and then rename it to ŠĐČĆŽ I get an error message: A name is required for this term.

    I did a new clean installation of WordPress in a subfolder and it has the same issue.

    Solved. Within PHP.INI you have some settings that say what encoding to use. Seems that by default (not 100% sure) they are set to Japanese. So what you need to do is change them (where you can to) UTF-8 or pass.

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