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  • All of a sudden my localhost installation of WordPress stops working with the password I’ve been using for a long time. I have gone to MySQL and updated the password, changed the password and changed the username and password. Nothing seems to work once the password stops using.

    I have about 12 localhost installations and 4 out of the 12 no longer work, no matter what I do.

    Any thoughts?

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  • I desperately need some help here. Here’s a further explanation:

    When this happens it doesn’t tell me I have a wrong username or password, it just sort of blinks and comes back to the password input box with the cursor waiting for me to enter a new password. With one localhost install, sometimes the password works and sometimes it just comes back without telling me I have the wrong password. At one point today WordPress dumped me out of the control panel (the password had worked today) and back to logging in again, with the password once again not working.

    This is all too weird and it’s driving me CRAZY…. Can’t someone help me here?



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    Sounds like an issue with your server – not WordPress. Have you checked the server’s error logs? Or asked about this on a forum dedicated to your server software?

    You need to give the user access to the db. Make sure you set the user’s host to the same as your server’s host name. In phpmyadmin go to privileges, edit your user’s privileges, set the user’s host to match the server host name, grant access to the desired db.

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