WP 2.5 and Lester Chan’s WP-PostView Plugin

To any of you that experience “MBCS” problem using Lester Chan’s WP-PostView plugin for Arthemia theme, this information below would probably become a big help for you, taken from Lester Chan’s forum.

The error codes show up in the right footer of the Arthemia theme, in which are used to show the 5 most viewed posts of your blog.

This error code shows up if you also have WP-Email installed.
Warning: cannot yet handle MBCS in html_entity_decode()! in /wp-content/plugins/wp-email/wp-email.php on line 338

If you deactivate WP-Email, another error code will show up.
Warning: cannot yet handle MBCS in html_entity_decode()! in /wp-content/plugins/wp-postviews/wp-postviews.php on line 260

It’s well known that the latest release of LesterChan’s plugin sports little issues when used within a WordPress 2.51 setup in a PHP 4.x environment, since it’s meant to be used in a PHP 5.x environment. The most evident issue is the notorious behaviour of the sidebar widgets, which declares an impressive string of “MBCS” warnings able to totally spoil the look of your webpages. If your provider cannot upgrade your PHP to the 5.x release, please avoid the plugin upgrade.

The latest working version of the plugin for WP 2.5 is WP-PostView 1.20. If you accidentaly upgraded the plugin to the latest version, please download the file below and delete the new plugin. Only use this version of the plugin if you don’t have plan to upgrade your web hosting to PHP 5.x.

Download: WP-PostView 1.20.

I am so glad that my web hosting company has been using PHP 5.x ever since.

Please note that there is no support provided for Arthemia Free. Support is only provided for Arthemia Premium. If you have any problem with Arthemia Premium, please submit a support ticket to http://colorlabsproject.com/support.

  • I solved this problem by upgrading to PHP 5. Good info though for people who can’t host PHP 5.

  • Thank you very much for your work to date - you are providing an amazing service to the WP community

  • fuar

    thank you. very goodd

  • thank you

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  • :smile: I had this problem

    Warning: cannot yet handle MBCS in html_entity_decode()! in /wp-content/plugins/wp-postviews/wp-postviews.php on line 260

    Then i changed my php4 to php5. Voila problem solved. :grin:

  • Raffi

    i did it all but its says N\A

  • Just ran across your blog while looking around for ideas on the net. Thanks for tons of useful informations here. Ken - web designer