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  • Hello

    I installed latest wordpress 5.4.1 and it creates a default database name called “wordpress_x”

    Q1. Can I rename this database name without any issues further down the line?
    in other words is it good practise?
    Q2. Is this step even necessary ?
    Q3. When I try to rename it in “PHPMyAdmin” to a more meaningful name, it gives a message “1044 – Access Denied” Error”

    How to solve this?

    Thank you

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  • lisa

    (@contentiskey)

    if you decide to make any changes to (naming or prefix) database, you need to be sure that you make corresponding change to wp-config.php file too

    wp-config.php contains the information to properly connect to database

    Hi Lisa

    Thanks that understood..

    But in particular I need help with the questions I have asked and am having difficulty in finding answers to.

    Thank you

    Hi

    So I found this link which shows how to rename a database …

    https://itxdesign.com/how-can-you-quickly-change-your-wordpress-database-name/

    I tried it but it does not work for me.

    I seems i have to live with the name it creates eg.. wordpress_xxx

    When I try to rename it in “PHPMyAdmin” to a more meaningful name, it gives a message “1044 – Access Denied” Error”

    thanks

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