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Had to change MySql database password. Now Blog won't work. (5 posts)

  1. mistaong1
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    I recently had to update the MySql database PW to make it more secure. Now one of my blogs is not working. I get a "Error establishing a database connection" How do I update the PW so wordpress uses the new one. Can I just change the wp-config file and re-upload it? Thanks!

  2. michaelisc
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Did you change the password in the wp-config.php file? If you don't it wreaks havoc with blog access.

  3. mistaong1
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    I did not change it yet. I wasn't sure if I need to hack the mysql database and change it there as well.

  4. figaro
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    The password in the wp-config.php file is the db user password. If you changed the password for the db user, then you simply need to change the password in the wp-config.php file. See the following for more information on this error.

    http://educhalk.org/blog/?p=148

  5. Tecca
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    EDIT: Whoops, disregard this. Figured it out.

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