i'm following the instructions from http://www.tamba2.org.uk/wordpress/xampp/
after i've copied the following into details into wp-config file, and save it as wp-config.php
define('DB_NAME', 'wordpress'); // The name of the database
define('DB_USER', 'root'); // Your MySQL username
define('DB_PASSWORD', ''); // ...and password
define('DB_HOST', 'localhost'); // 99% chance you won't need to change this value
it gives me an error page which says:
Error establishing a database connection
This either means that the username and password information in your wp-config.php file is incorrect or we can't contact the database server at localhost. This could mean your host's database server is down.
* Are you sure you have the correct username and password?
* Are you sure that you have typed the correct hostname?
* Are you sure that the database server is running?
If you're unsure what these terms mean you should probably contact your host. If you still need help you can always visit the WordPress Support Forums.
my XAMPP is running, so is apache and mysql...
when i go to http://localhost, it gives me the correct XAMPP page.
can someone help?