Weird characters after upgrade (4 posts)

  1. prncessr14
    Posted 9 years ago #

    I used Fantastico to upgrade WordPress, and a lot of my text turned to strange characters such as “.

    How do I fix this?

  2. minstrel
    Posted 8 years ago #

    I have the same problem after upgrading to 2.3.1. I assume it has something to do with the character set which at present is UTF-8.

    Can I select another character set to resolve the problem? Or is there another workaround that doesn't necessitate editing every post in the database?

  3. JayMonster
    Posted 8 years ago #

    This problem appeared first in 2.2.x The problem (as you surmised) is a problem with the character set.

    FIX: Commenting these two lines out in wp-config.php fixed it.
    // define('DB_CHARSET', 'utf8');
    // define('DB_COLLATE', '');

  4. Xerotone
    Posted 8 years ago #

    That worked perfectly. Thanks.

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