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  • I (my host) recently did a restore of my database from backup. After the restore I have noticed what seems like weird encoding throughout the site. I have fixed post title, user profiles, etc by hand but before I get to the daunting task of fixing posts, comments, etc thru the db. I was wondering if anyone knows definitely how to quickly fix existing posts.

    my host tells me “We suspect the issue may be with Magic Quotes…” with the character †appearing in one location in the restore.

    I have considered modifying php.ini, wp_config.php & header.php as prescribed in this thread but have not because encoding seems correctly set to utf-8 in most places.

    Here is a good example on my site

    Please help.

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