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  • So I’m trying to get it to install, and I’m having a bit of trouble. Here’s my config:
    // ** MySQL settings ** //
    define(‘DB_NAME’, ‘concern_blog’); // The name of the database
    define(‘DB_USER’, ‘concern_charlie’); // Your MySQL username
    define(‘DB_PASSWORD’, ‘concern_******’); // …and password
    define(‘DB_HOST’, ‘localhost’); // 99% chance you won’t need to change this value
    Now … should that password simply be ******? Or should it be concern_******? I’m trying it both ways, and I don’t think either is working. I keep getting a screen that reads:
    Error establishing a database connection! This probably means that the connection information in youn wp-config.php file is incorrect. Double check it and try again.
    * Are you sure you have the correct user/password?
    * Are you sure that you have typed the correct hostname?
    * Are you sure that the database server is running?
    Thanks for any help you can give.

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  • The password should be the password for concern_charlie to access the database.
    Do not use advanced editors, like Word to edit wp-config.php. Use wordpad in the text mode if you are on windows, or some such simple editor that does not add fancy formatting.
    Check if the DB host is localhost, or on a different server.

    Awesome. I tried it again as ****** (instead of concern_******) and it worked. I swear I had tried that …
    Anyway, thanks.

    hey, is your username and password the same for your FTP login?

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