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WordPress fix Reply To: Pointing to another WPMU database

Discussion in 'Misc WordPress Requests' started by Eric Amundson, Nov 5, 2017.

  1. Eric Amundson


    Reply To: Pointing to another WPMU database, by Eric Amundson

    Hi @kipli,

    I’m sorry you’re having issues.

    In order to make sure you’re connecting directly to the old database, you’ll need three major pieces of information, all of which are stored in the wp-config.php file:

    • Database name
    • Database username
    • Database password

    If you’re seeing the Error establishing database connection issue, at least one of the above pieces of information is usually incorrect.

    Do you have this info handy?

    If you don’t, I’d suggest you try:

    1. Look for a backup that contains your old wp-config.php file – if you don’t have one, ask your host if they have a backup you can restore.
    2. Depending on your host, if you can get into phpMyAdmin or the host’s MySQL tools, you should be able to browse to figure out the name of the database and user. Then, make sure to set a new password for that user.
    3. Make sure your wp-config.php file contains the correct Database, Username, and Password.

    Then try to reload your site.

    If that’s all jargon or mumbo-jumbo, you might just start by contacting your host to see if they can either restore the site or help you troubleshoot.

    I hope that helps!

    Reply To: Pointing to another WPMU database

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