MySql, WordPress and PHP




Big Mango!

Originally uploaded by nibaq.

KDD has made their Mango Juice bigger size for more satisfying thirst! This is the greatest day in Kuwaiti beverage history.




Big Mango!

Originally uploaded by nibaq.

KDD has made their Mango Juice bigger size for more satisfying thirst! This is the greatest day in Kuwaiti beverage history.


Finally got Connie running Wordpres. My main problem was that I was following this MacZealot’s WordPress Tutorial and it does a great job but I kept ending up with the same error:

“Error establishing a database connection”

I didnt notice that the tutorial was written almost a year ago, visit and the MySql they were using was the version that was available at the time. While I use the latest version. So after RTFM after RTFM and trying out different MySql queries I figured out I just need to upgrade PHP.

Seems that my MySql was the new version 4.1.10a-max, and my PHP was the standard with OSX 10.3 and knew how to communicate to MySql 4.0.20. So had to upgrade my PHP and I wasn’t about to try many random ones, like the one from the Apple site, but those wouldn’t do and glad I didn’t install it blindly like I usually do and read the README. I had to install Mark Liyange’s PHP Package for OSX 10.3 it was a quick and painless upgrade and my WordPress finally worked!

I put WordPress on my laptop so I can do some themes and hacks to my blog and other stuff with out screwing this main site. This is so when I move to 2by4.org I wont be carrying the bloat thats in my current install.

3 thoughts on “MySql, WordPress and PHP”

  1. Most of what you wrote went straight over my head. Question: Is there a tool online that helps you create WordPress Themes from scratch?

  2. I expect it to go over most people’s heads except search engines. Its more for people who are having the same problem as I did and couldn’t figure it out. Basically in a nutshell if you want to run the latest version of SQL on OSX make sure you upgrade you PHP as well to the latest.

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