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  • Resolved ChrisSale

    (@chrissale)


    Using phpMyAdmin I created a mySQL database and setup a User with Password. Then filled the details into wp-config.php and tried to intall WordPress. Got “Error establishing a database connection”.

    The trouble was that when I specified the Password in phpMyAdmin I then also clicked the “Generate Password” button. (I thought that’s what I was supposed to do 🙂
    I did not realise that this button generates a random password, and ALSO FILLS THIS RANDOM PASSWORD into the database LogIn information overwriting the password I had entered.

    That’s why the database password did not match what I typed into wp-config.

    Solution: Do not click buttons unless you (ie. me) understand what they do.

    All works OK now.

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