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  • I have downloaded MAMP and followed the directions but when i sign in with localhost, user: root, Pass: root, but i keep getting the message error establishing a database connection. What am I doing wrong

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  • First double check the instructions – it appears you missed/skipped the create database/user steps.

    localhost is the server. root/root are your admin credentials to the MySQL server

    WordPress needs its very own Database/User. You will need to create a database, create a User, give the user a password, assign the user to the database, grant all privileges for the database to the user. These are phpMyAdmin tasks.

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