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  • I have installed the WordPress progam supplied by After installing, I opened the readme file and followed the instructions, but found that the wp-config.php file already contained all of the necessary information requested in the wp-config-sample .php (I guess this program already searches out the needed info). I confirmed the database name, user name, and host with phpMyAdmin. I changed the password of my database, and made that change in wp-config.php also, but still get the same error message about invalid user name.
    I searched your forums and found a lot of unresolved posts concerning this, but nothing in the resolved postings that I found answered my problem. There must be a lot of versions of WordPress because some posters talk about getting emails, which I never received, and no one talks about this program that autofills the correct info.

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  • I uninstalled WP twice and reinstalled it for the third time, dropping the previously created data banks. Since I used phpMyAdmin to change the password last time, when I installed for the third time, the WP program assigned that password. The database name is correct, the database user name is correct, the password is correct, the database host is correct, but I still get the same invalid user name when I log in.
    After I install and look for wp-config-sample.php, I also find wp-config.php, which is already filled with the correct information. Should I be ignoring this file and filling in the sample file and then resaving over the wp-config.php that’s already there, because it looks to me like the information is going to be the same.

    I think I figured out your problem on the server

    The same thing happened to me when I installed WordPress.

    Took me a while to figure it out… uninstall and reinstall and don’t use admin for the login when you reinstall WordPress.

    Hope that helps you and somebody else.

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