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  • Ganzuelo


    I am trying to install, very new at this. I get the error message “There was a problem connecting to the database you specified.

    Please check the settings, then try again.:

    I am using mediatemple (mt) can someone help?

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  • chrishajer


    Not sure what mediatemple is (hosting?) but basically the connection details you supplied for the database are incorrect. You usually need four things to connect to the database:

    database name

    database user

    database password

    database host

    In a lot of cases if the first 3 are correct, it’s the 4th one that throws you. I think depending on the version you’re installing (what version is that?) the database host is not shown by default so you don’t enter it, it’s hidden by something like “Show advanced database settings” or similar. When you click that, you see the database host and the table prefix can be changed.

    Is it possible your database is hosted on another server and you need to enter a host name here?



    You did create the database first, right?

    If you already use wordpress, you can look at it’s wp-config.php file to see what settings it uses.



    Thanks! Sorry it took so long.. I got it thanks to chris. Now I am trying to figure out how to make a link to my wp to bb and vice versa..

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