Error Establishing a Database Connection in WordPress

SUBJECT:  WordPress version 2.5.1

RE:  “Error establishing a database connection”

Otto42 explained how certain versions of PHP and mySQL do not mesh properly in terms of password handling.  This tidbit pointed me in the right direction in terms of resolving the issue.  Prior to, I had taken the following actions:

  • Upgraded PHP through my webserver control panel
  • Upgraded mySQL …
  • Upgraded PHPMyAdmin …
  • Reloaded mySQL user privileges + password reset (this step eventually solved the problem for me.)

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