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How to Fix the Error Establishing a Database Connection in WordPress

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Having an error appear on your WordPress site can certainly be terrifying if you don’t know what caused it or how to fix it. The most dangerous sounding one can be the error establishing database connection which does not even let you log in to your site. In this video, we will show you how to fix the error establishing a database connection in WordPress.

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In this tutorial we will be recommending the use of FTP, for how to use FTP and what it is you would want to take a look at our article:

If you wanted to download notepad++ that we used in this video you can find it here:

The solutions we go through are:

– Editing the wp-config.php to pull up the repair prompt
– Checking the wp-congig.php that the connection options are correct
– Editing your MySQL with your host to attempt to fix the error #WordPress #WordPressTutorial #WordPressTips



Mazi has nine years of web development experience with the past five years spent honing his skills with WordPress plugins and themes. He's an expert in WooCommerce and is the author of the Simple Sales Tax plugin, a popular sales tax compliance solution for WooCommerce. Brett understands the importance of excellent communication, prides himself on producing high-quality code, and is comfortable working solo or as part of a team.

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