How to Fix the Error Establishing a Database Connection in WordPress with Localhost XAMPP

I’ve received this error message “Error establishing a database connection” after I hosted my website locally with XAMPP. Then I double checked:

  • Database in phpMyAdmin;
  • wp-config.php (This setup actually triggered the problem).


In order to solve this database connection issue in localhost by XAMPP is simple. Just change the username to ‘root’ and remove the password of database in wp-config. For instance:



Easy peasy lemon squeezy!


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