That was weird

Apologies if you the previous post appeared to appear and disappear like a broken Tardis, but I suddenly have problems with WordPress.

In particular, after finely crafting that last piece, I kept getting the error “Fatal error: Call to undefined function mb_substr()” when trying to edit the post. No others, just that one.

As much as I’d loved to have spent all night trying to find the exact byte that was the cause, I didn’t. But, weirdly, I think it was to do with the original title – “Updating the BIOS on an Acer Aspire One”. A little bit of title changing and it appeared to be accepted. Of course, I could be way off the mark.

But it took a lot of editing and chopping about to get it all to work.

I have come across one item on Google Search that appears related to Search Unleashed. Coincidence?

Update: I should have followed that link a little further – it’s a known bug in Search Unleashed.

Posted by David Artiss

Enterprise Happiness Engineer for the WordPress VIP team at Automattic. Gamer, film lover and general fan of all things Marvel, Star Trek and Star Wars. Failed comedian. Writer for The Big Tech Question. World's Greatest Grandma.

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