My WordPress local site just shows the following error: Error establishing database connection.
I’m trying to set up a development environment so that I can play around with ideas for his site without them showing up on the live site.I’ve set up a dev server with Ubuntu 12.04 LTS, the latest version of Apache2, PHP 5.3, and the latest MySQL server.
I added a “wordpress”@”localhost” user to MySQL and granted him all privileges on the wordpress database, which I also created.
Then, I simply copied the entire site from it’s location on godaddy’s host to /var/www/ on my server. I went into wp-config.php and changed the user name and database name to “wordpress” and the password to the appropriate password, and the host to “localhost”.
Finally, I did a complete dump of the database from the live site and inserted it into the wordpress database.
Now when I go to the server’s URL in a browser, I get the database connection error. I’m sure I’m missing an important step. Like I said: I’m new.
Thanks in advance for your help.
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