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Posted  21 Nov 2009 - 21:36:27

Category: Apple


Error establishing a database connection wordpress on Mac

Issue:
When you're trying to set up a Wordpress blog on Mac OS X for example you see the error message "Error establishing a database connection" even though you have double checked the username and password etc in wp-config.php.

Solution:
Open a terminal and type the following:

  1. cd /etc
  2. sudo cp php.ini.default php.ini
  3. sudo nano php.ini
  4. Change "mysql.default_socket =" to "mysql.default_socket = /tmp/mysql.sock"








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