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[resolved] Error establishing a database connection (3 posts)

  1. jbd100
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Aaaaahhhhhh. New to WordPress and decided to learn it via the lynda.com tutorial
    I have got to the section where I bring up the browser to handle the wordpress installation and when I put in my details I get this message... Error establishing a database connection. I may give up on wordpress before I have even started!

    Database name - I have put this in
    Username - root
    Password - working locally no password needed so the lynda.com man says
    Database Host - localhost
    Table Prefix - wp_

    Please could someone advice to help me carry on with the tutorial, I have hit a brick wall here : (

  2. shadez
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    whats your server setup like? local or hosted?

  3. jbd100
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    It's local I am using MAMP for mac, ok I found that I have to type in root in the password box rather than leave blank and it works I am on the way again now, phew.

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