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ASCII characters

I have a WordPress website built locally in Local on my MacBook, but when I put it live on my server, it converts my text to ASCII characters. Can I disable or fix this?

Hi @fizzycontent

This wouldn’t be anything that’s caused by Local, but likely an issue with a plugin, theme, mixed content or some other issue like caching maybe.

Can you send a screenshot of what you’re seeing on the site? Are there any errors in your browser console as well?

Hi Nick,

Thank you for your reply. It’s also visible when I deactivate all plugins: Screenshot by Lightshot

Browser console: Screenshot by Lightshot
Text on website oxalex.fizzytest.nl: Screenshot by Lightshot

I found the solution!

When I had put the website live, I had to remove the following code from the wp-config.php file:

/** Database charset to use in creating database tables. */

define( ‘DB_CHARSET’, ‘utf8mb4’ );

/** The database collate type. Don’t change this if in doubt. */

define( ‘DB_COLLATE’, ‘’ );


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