I recently had encoding problems with apostrophes (‘), quotation marks (“) and hyphens (-) as well as double spaces. They’d be displayed as question marks or “â€™” or “Â”.
Mr Chow has an easy fix that worked perfectly.
Turns out that the fix is really simple. By default, the WordPress config files now set your character encoding to UTF-8. The solution is to open up wp-config.php file and located these lines:
and either remove the “utf8″ string so the first line becomes:
at the same time i took a moment to update the secret keys in the wp-config file with ‘salt‘ to bring that security layer up to date.