Totally flummoxed and frustrated.
I have been able to get the whole install process to work in the past but am not able to now. I don't know/remember what I did differently then than now.
I created a new directory locally and downloaded the current version. Went through the install process and got the page to make create the config file. then get message about no database connection.
I created a db, named it and went in following the directions http://codex.wordpress.org/Installing_WordPress#Step_2:_Create_the_Database_and_a_User. Still get the same message.
I tried manually configuring the config file to no avail.
What (simple) step am I missing?
thank you so, so much