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  • Not sure what this is. Just did an upgrade to 2.9 and now my Incoming Links area and the WordPress Development Blog area all say this. RSS Error: The data could not be converted to UTF-8


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  • thanks Denis! that fixed me right up. i didn’t feel like going to my host asking them to upgrade to anything or whatever it is lol.

    so again, thanks much!!

    thanks. fixed mine too. In fact, it fixed a bunch of things — like the Google Analytics which hadn’t been working even before I upgraded to 2.9. Weird.

    Regarding the php5 issue : WordPress can work with php4, but php5 is strongly recommended.

    Since version 2.8, WordPress has started to use php5 specific features. In the last two versions, they added a compatibility layer, which means they where looking for alternate solutions to provide the same features when you were on php4. This meant slowing the software, and was source to many strange errors or plugin disfunctionnements.
    This layer has not been added for 2.9 which means that php4 users start to really miss features.

    php5 is now a must, even if it is “still possible” to run WordPress with php4.

    By the way, php4 is not supported for a year now. So running php4 is like runnong windows 98…

    Add this to your .htaccess

    <IfModule mod_rewrite.c>
    RewriteEngine On
    AddHandler x-httpd-php5 .php
    AddHandler x-httpd-php .php4


    Worked for me. Using Godaddy.

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