Having some issues getting Wordpress installed on Ubuntu 14.04

  • Posted October 3, 2014

I’ve followed a few tutorials to get a new user setup, get a new virtual host setup for the new domain I have pointing to my droplet, and download Wordpress into the new virtual host public_html directory created for it. Everything works fine up until I try to access the Wordpress install process at my new virtual host domain, I get the page and can enter the database information but I can’t get the darn thing to connect. Do I need to use something other than localhost to connect to the database if the database user is not set up as a root user?


are you using phpmyadmin to manage users and databases?

If so, you can try:

  1. click on the little home-icon on the left menu
  2. click on Users in the horizontal menu
  3. find your user and click Edit Priviliges
  4. scroll down to “Database-specific priviliges” and find your Wordpress database
  5. click go. Select all privileges but “Grant”…save Grant for your root user…
  6. click go

now try to connect.

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Depends on how you setup the database.

Usually, I create a new user in mysql for each database table and they have full permissions.

Do you remember how you setup the db table and the permissions?