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  • Resolved tsilloh


    Help! I am trying to install WordPress for the first time. I am using Microsoft Web Platform Installer (Web PI)including WebMatrix.
    Web PI notified me that the installation was successfully completed and presented me with the WebMatrix screen. I selected the Site From Web Gallery icon and the WordPress icon. After accepting the WordPress agreement, I filled in all the blanks with passwords and unique keys. I have done this several times and always get the following error message. I don’t understand what it means.
    Microsoft Web Application Gallery
    The source is invalid.
    Cannot connect to the database ”.
    Cannot connect to the database ”.
    Access denied for user ‘root’@’localhost’ (using password: YES)


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  • wordpress is based on a php language and will need Mysql
    database installed

    If tryng install wordpress locally on your computer then you need to install a server call wamp or Easyphp and then install wordpress on the server.

    You can find instruction here

    Many thanks, I will give it a try.

    Getting Same error @govpatel response doesn’t work.

    @shoaib1982 I am confused as this thread is about installing on webmatrix where are you trying to install is best to start your own thread.

    I am trying to do the same which @tisilloh would like to do and got the same error, so don’t think that separate thread would help.

    I would like to install WordPress using Microsoft WebMartix. In the initial steps WebMatrix install some pre-requists like MySQL, ISS Express etc. During the step of creating WordPress db we got the above error which @tisilloh stated above.

    Hopefully above explanation would help you in understanding the problem, and I would be very thankful if you can suggest something helpful. Previously I configured it successfully in my XP environment whereas now I am installing it on my Win 7.

    i m new i have only download this script even i dont know php n mysql i m only programmer can u guide me its is difficult or not

    Are you trying to install WordPress locally on on a remote server?

    Same problem.

    Have WAMP, it is online, copied everything from zip file to www folder of wamp.
    Typed localhost in browser and entered Database Name, User and password. Changed it in wp-confir.wp to be the same.

    After that i get:
    Error establishing a database connection. This either means that the username and password information in your wp-config.php file is incorrect or we can’t contact the database server at localhost.

    I repeat WAMP is online and username and password are 100% same.

    @esmi locally

    somehow I am able to fix the problem, I install wamp server it install mysql too. After that I stop MySQL service and then try to install wordpress, this time I am sucessfully able to install.

    One more thing some Webmatrix takes very long time in installation. One of my friend told me that it take 22 hours (but installation is successful).

    Nothing should ever take 22 hours to install!

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