Malayalam Blog


Finally i started a Malayalam Blog. This one will stay there for long unlike the previous one. I am comfortable with wordpress and was looking for a way to write malayalam in WordPress. They says WordPress supports Unicode. But i tried several times and couldnt save the unicode into the database. Malayalam will be shown in the editor and upto pressing “publish” button , everything is fine. But , viewing the post in the blog shows “????????” instead of Unicode Malayalam font. That was purely a Database error. So checked with it and found the culprit lines in the code.

For those who are looking for a solution, shoot up any FTP Client like Filezilla and browse to the root folder of the blog. That is where index.php is present.

* Then open the “wp-config.php” for editing

* Look for the following two lines,

define('DB_CHARSET', 'utf8');
define(’DB_COLLATE’, ”);

*Comment the above two lines by adding “//” before each line . (Without “”)

ie. like,

//define('DB_CHARSET', 'utf8');
//define(’DB_COLLATE’, ”);

Save the file in the server and try again!. It must work. Atleast it worked perfectly for me.

By the way , my Malayalam Blog, E-Thal ( à´ˆ-താള്‍ ) is here – or

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