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Last post Mar 17, 2011 07:48 AM by hajan
Mar 14, 2011 07:57 PM|LINK
After downloading and installing the file 'WordPress.exe' from the Web Matrix site, and after answering a series of entries regarding DB Administration and DB User id's and passwords, and then clicking 'Continue', I got the following error message:
The Source is invalid. Cannot connect to the database". Access denied for user 'my_user_name'@localhost (using password:YES). Changed the user and passwords to several other alternatives, but still receive this
error. Could this be because, as a .Net developer, I already have VS 3.5, IIS 7 and SQL Server 2008 already installed on my machine?
I am interested in using WordPress and MYSql database with PHP for several of my clients who are asking for that.
Mar 15, 2011 01:41 AM|LINK
While setting up Wordpress for the first time, you may have been asked for a MySQL database administrator password as part of the MySQL installation. (The username in this case is set to "root" and cannot be changed.) Those would be the credentials you'd
need to enter when Wordpress asks.
I would try uninstalling MySQL server from your machine, then running through the Wordpress installation again with this walkthrough:
Note step 6 is where you set the administrator credentials.
Mar 17, 2011 07:48 AM|LINK
Maybe reinstalling the MySQL Database might help. However, in order to ensure your credentials work fine, I would go with installing MySQL Database Manager, maybe PhpMyAdmin or some other (you can easily find one by searching around net.) and try to log
in with these credentials. At least, you can first create login details in the database then use it in the wordpress installation procedure.
Hope this helps.