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    Hi everyone, this is how my admin page looks like. Same goes to my wordpress site (random special characters on top). Under incoming links in my admin page (which is right below comments), I see the string of random special characters followed by “Fatal error: Class ‘SimplePie_Author’ not found in C:\xampp\apps\wordpress\htdocs\wp-includes\SimplePie\Registry.php on line 179”. Problem remains regardless of theme used.

    Anyone has any idea how to solve this?

    Thanks!

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  • Sounds like a language problem. The charset might not be UTF-8. Are there black diamonds with question marks in them and things like that?

    Hi delevega! Yes, the black diamonds with question marks in them. Page source indicates that it is UTF-8. I thought wordpress is UTF-8 by default?

    Here are the first 54 lines:

    �D$���D$	�F*�D$
    ���D$�F,�D$���D$
    �F.�D$���D$�F�ȈD$���D$���D$�F�ЈD$���D$���D$�F�D$���L$�����D$���D$�F<�D$���D$�F�D$���D$�FH�D$ ���D$!�F0�D$"���D$#�F2�D$$�����D$%�F�T$�ЈD$&�������D$(���$PK�L$�T$'�D$)�F�ȈD$*���D$,�����L$+�D$-W�.
    
    <!--[if IE 6]>
    <html class="ie ie6" lang="en-US">
    <![endif]-->
    <!--[if IE 7]>
    <html class="ie ie7" lang="en-US">
    <![endif]-->
    <!--[if IE 8]>
    <html class="ie ie8" lang="en-US">
    <![endif]-->
    <!--[if !(IE 6) | !(IE 7) | !(IE 8)  ]><!-->
    <html lang="en-US">
    <!--<![endif]-->
    <head>
    
    <!-- Meta Tags -->
    <strong><meta charset="UTF-8" /></strong>
    <meta name="viewport" content="width=device-width" />
    <meta http-equiv="X-UA-Compatible" content="IE=edge,chrome=1">
    
    <!-- Title, Keywords and Description -->
    <title>admin's Blog! | Just another WordPress site</title>
    <meta name="description" content="Just another WordPress site" />
    
    <link rel="profile" href="http://gmpg.org/xfn/11" />
    <link rel="shortcut icon" href="http://s.wordpress.org/favicon.ico" />
    <link rel="pingback" href="http://localhost/wordpress/xmlrpc.php" />
    
    <!-- Styles ans Scripts -->
    <link href='http://fonts.googleapis.com/css?family=Arimo:400,700|Droid+Serif:400,700|Open+Sans:600,700' rel='stylesheet' type='text/css'>
    <link rel="stylesheet" href="http://localhost/wordpress/wp-content/themes/themes/detube/style.css" type="text/css" media="all" />
    <link rel="stylesheet" href="http://localhost/wordpress/wp-content/themes/themes/detube/responsive.css" type="text/css" media="all" />
    <script type="text/javascript">
    var themeSettings = {
    		infoToggle: 100,
    ajaxVideoForListLargeView: true,
    ajaxLoadForHomeFeatured: true
    	},
    	ajaxurl = 'http://localhost/wordpress/wp-admin/admin-ajax.php',
    	ajaxerror = "Something\'s error. Please try again later!";
    </script>

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    It is the encoding.

    Read this
    http://xaviesteve.com/1223/issues-with-accents-and-strange-characters-in-php-mysql-solved/

    Try clearing your browser cache and your WP cache as well. Look into encoding problems.

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