So I had XAMPP installed on my Macbook pro and installed the bitnami wordpress package for XAMPP. It worked well for a bit but I was busy to do much development. 3 weeks later (yesterday) I had issues with mysql Server starting up on XAMPP. I solved it and opened up the wordpress site. It appeared fine until I decided to log in and was faced with the login loop where it brings me right back to the login screen.
To solve that I uninstalled the wordpress installation using the bitnami uninstall file. I verified that the username and table were no longer in the database and tried reinstalling… Now I’m stuck with the dreaded “Error establishing a database connection”. Any Ideas?
using bitnami-wordpress-4.8-0-module-osx-x86_64-installer for XAMPP.