Finally, after years of working with inept hosting, TaddMencer.com has been moved to a dedicated host. I'm sharing it with a friend and paying a bit for it. But it's worth it. Really worth it.
However, the previously mentioned inept hosting screwed up my database exports. SO, when I import to the new host it makes funny with all my previous posts have crazy characters.
If anyone knows of a plugin or an easy way to fix all these, please PLEASE let me know. I'd hate to go through all these posts to manually fix them. That will/would be a pain.
I'll also try and use the internal WordPress editor more - adding images and stuff when I can. I think images make the site more .. interesting. Don't you?
Edit: Well, a quick Google search later and I find my solution over at www.luisrocks.com
After my latest WordPress update (which as a manual one, with a whole lot of mysql issues!) I finally got my blog up and running again, only to find all my apostrophes appearing as “â€TM” –stupid junk characters. After going into panic mode for about two minutes, I figured out the solution, at least in my case.
It was quite simple, jump in my wp-config, and comment out two lines.define(‘DB_CHARSET’, ‘utf8′);define(‘DB_COLLATE’, ”);And just like that, all was normal again. Hope this helps someone.
If this helps anyone else out - please give this guy props. He saves me a ton of headaches!