Stories of tech issues resolved. I was thinking maybe someone else might benefit from my experiences, as I have benefited from others experience. Or laugh at my folly. Your choice.
Monday, September 08, 2008
Strange characters â€™ and Â in Wordpress posts
After a wordpress upgrade we started to get all kinds of weird symbols in our posts, including Â and â€™.
I figured it was a character encoding mismatch problem and a quick search on the Wordpress forums confirmed it.
You have to comment out two lines in your wp-config.php file (found in your main blog directory).
These are the two lines: define('DB_CHARSET', 'utf8'); define('DB_COLLATE', '');