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  • OK – I am trying to run the install script and all that I can do is get the “Error establishing a database connection” message.

    I am running:
    MacOSX 10.3.8
    MySQL 4.1.9
    phpMyAdmin 2.6.1
    PHP 3.4.10

    I use phpMyAdmin to create a new database “wordpress” then to add a new user “charlessuggs” on “localhost” with the password “password”

    edit wp-config.php with text edit and save it

    // ** MySQL settings ** //
    define(‘DB_NAME’, ‘wordpress’); // The name of the database
    define(‘DB_USER’, ‘charlessuggs’); // Your MySQL username
    define(‘DB_PASSWORD’, ‘password’); // …and password
    define(‘DB_HOST’, ‘localhost’); // 99% chance you won’t need to change this value

    change the priviliges for wordpress to all and ta daa!

    I get the “can’t connect to database” error.

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