How to convert Database to UTF-8 in SMF

Posted at March 4, 2016 at 4:49 pm by Jithin

In this documentation, we can check how to convert database to UTF-8 in SMF.


1) Login to SMF admin panel.

2) Click the menu ‘Admin’.

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3) Go to Main >> Administration Center.

Optimize database tables in SMF


4) Click the option ‘Forum Maintenance’.

Optimize database tables in SMF


5) Click the tab ‘Database’.

Optimize database tables in SMF


6) Locate the section ‘Convert The Database and Data to UTF-8’.

Convert database to UTF-8


7) Click the button ‘Run Task Now’.

Convert database to UTF-8


That is how we can convert the database to UTF-8.


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