Friday, June 5, 2009

"error establishing a database connection" on Wordpress MU install

Every time I installed Wordpress MU on my server, I would receive an error: "error establishing a database connection".

SOLUTION: I could not find a solution online no matter how hard I tried. Eventually, I realized that I had an existing .htaccess file in my site's root directory. I deleted that file, deleted all the tables from my MySQL database, deleted the wp_config.php file from the WordPress directory, and then reinstalled WordPress.

Let me know if I saved you a world of frustration.

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