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WordPress Determining Database for localhost test site

Discussion in 'Misc WordPress Requests' started by chislereric, Feb 22, 2018.

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    Determining Database for localhost test site, by chislereric


    I recently became an assistant for the owner of a WordPress site (www.honestbody.com).

    I’m attempting to set up a localhost site so that I can properly work on the site without changing things on the live version. I’m presently migrating to new systems and recreating courses, so I need to be careful.

    I just downloaded WordPress and set up a Xampp localhost site. I set up the wp-config file using my credentials for Username and Password from the website, and the database as the name used for the folder in Xampp. I started to install wordpress on the local site and asks me to put in this information again. I used the same information as I did in the wp-config and it kicks back an error saying that I’ve the information is incorrect.

    Am I supposed to be using the actual information that is tied to the actual site and not the local site? I have a modicum of experience working with WordPress (I’ve set up a site from scratch on one occassion), am savvy, but am not particularly literate with the a lot of this backend stuff (mySQL, etc.).

    Determining Database for localhost test site

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