I’ve been struggling to install WordPress on my local server using the WP DB Abstraction plug-in and MS SQL Server. I followed the instructions to the letter. Yet no matter what permissions I set my wp-config.php file is not created so I created it manually by modifying the values and adding the define DB_TYPE line.
Now when I run wp-admin/install.php I keep getting “Error establishing a database connection” but I have checked the 3 suggestions in that error page as follows:
•Are you sure you have the correct username and password?
•Are you sure that you have typed the correct hostname?
Well I’m never sure whether it should be “localhost” or “localhost\SQLEXPRESS” or “MYSERVERNAME\SQLEXPRESS” or “127.0.0.1” but I have tried all the combinations I can and still no luck.
•Are you sure that the database server is running?
Anybody tell me 1) Any other suggestions OR 2) A correct troubleshooting process.
There are just so many variables that could go wrong (Database, Webserver, PHP, directory permissions, Abstraction files etc) and I can’t seem to narrow it down. I’ve been trying for days and searching for answers too (Yeah, Famous 5-minute install…not for me!)
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