Update MySQL Database to general utf-8 encoding for backwards compatibility

Fix script for #1273 – Unknown collation: ‘utf8mb4_unicode_ci’


$ mysqldump --compatible=mysql4


<!DOCTYPE html>
    body { font-family:"Courier New", Courier, monospace;" }

<h1>Convert your Database to utf8_general_ci!</h1>

<form action="db-convert.php" method="post">
  dbname: <input type="text" name="dbname"><br>
  dbuser: <input type="text" name="dbuser"><br>
  dbpass: <input type="text" name="dbpassword"><br>
  <input type="submit">

if ($_POST) {
  $dbname = $_POST['dbname'];
  $dbuser = $_POST['dbuser'];
  $dbpassword = $_POST['dbpassword'];

  $con = mysql_connect('localhost',$dbuser,$dbpassword);
  if(!$con) { echo "Cannot connect to the database ";die();}
  $result=mysql_query('show tables');
  while($tables = mysql_fetch_array($result)) {
          foreach ($tables as $key => $value) {
           mysql_query("ALTER TABLE $value CONVERT TO CHARACTER SET utf8 COLLATE utf8_general_ci");
  echo "<script>alert('The collation of your database has been successfully changed!');</script>";