Can it be true?? After hours of angst, combing the wordpress forums, and pitifully begging for a solution to how to decipher sql in various forums, I finally managed to finish (I think) this latest wordpress upgrade, which included having to change all the sql table collations from latin1 to utf-8.
After having to restore the database TWICE to the older version and each time ending up with more and more frightening characters, I installed the wordpress “Search & Replace” Plugin and changed all (I think…) instances of non-ASCII letters to their character entities.
And then, third time lucky, I got the instructions at
mydigitallife.info: how to convert character set and collation of wordpress database to work for me! Whoohoooooo!!
And now I’m going to use “Search & Replace” to put them back. Or do I need to bother? It would be much better to post about “steak and kidney pie”, wouldn’t it?