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problem installing WP on localhost (6 posts)

  1. cmmcwain
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    I would like to build a custom theme for my site, so I was advised to use XAMPP and build and test my theme on my local server.

    The XAMPP install went great. I entered the database name, username, and password I created in myPHPadmin, but when I go to install WP I get a "can't connect to database error.

    I have scanned the wp-config.php file to see if I made a mistake but I can't find any.

    Can anyone possibly help?

    Thank you,
    Corie

  2. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 5 years ago #

    All I can suggest is that you check that the db connection details are correct(host, name, username & password( and that MySql is running.

  3. cmmcwain
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Yes they are and myslq is running. Thanks for replying!

  4. James Huff
    Volunteer Moderator
    Posted 5 years ago #

  5. cmmcwain
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    I am running Win7 will this still work?

  6. James Huff
    Volunteer Moderator
    Posted 5 years ago #

    It should. The instructions may require a bit of extra interpretation, but you should be able to install Xampp on Win 7.

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