OK, I have checked that the db user has all privileges and it does;
The correct info is in wp-config.php, the info being:
/** The name of the database for WordPress */
define('DB_NAME', 'wordpress'); (correct)
/** MySQL database username */
define('DB_USER', 'root'); (correct)
/** MySQL database password */
define('DB_PASSWORD', 'yourpasswordhere'); (don't have one)
/** MySQL hostname */
define('DB_HOST', 'localhost'); (correct)
/** Database Charset to use in creating database tables. */
/** The Database Collate type. Don't change this if in doubt. */
Then make sure all files are uploaded to the correct directory on the server. They are all sitting on C:\xampplite\htdocs\wordpress. So I believe that this is correct.
Then make sure you are browsing to the right path to the install.php file.
Well, I think I am. The path to install.php is here:
and here through localhost:
http://localhost/wordpress/wp-admin/install.php, but this is where the WordPress error shows up saying that "Error establishing a database connection".
Question: where can I test that that database base is running correctly through the phpadmin? I have clicked on the xampplite control panel and it says that it is running there.