Thread tagged as: Error, Blog

Urgent - Blog error

Im getting an error when I try to save a blog post. I need urgent help please as the site is going live today!

Im only getting this error on the live server on staging site, not on my local machine.

Fatal error: Call to undefined function mb_convert_encoding() in /home/bblf/public_html/dev05/perch/core/lib/ParsedownExtra.class.php on line 2015


Chris James

Chris James 0 points

  • 5 years ago
Drew McLellan

Drew McLellan 2638 points
Perch Support

Looks like you'll need the PHP multibyte string extension in order to use Markdown.

This should be something your hosting will offer.

Thanks you Drew. I'll ask them about that. For now I have commented out the offending line

Drew McLellan

Drew McLellan 2638 points
Perch Support

That's a really bad idea. You can't just take out a random line of code and hope things keep working. You'll get yourself into a dreadful mess.

I'd recommend either installing mb_string (should take about 2 minutes!) or not using Markdown until you have.

OK thanks. Im on to the hosts now!

The host did as you suggested and it seems to have fixed the issue. Thanks.