When I run wamp (an offline webserver) and then run phpmyadmin, user and password are asked. I haven't used wamp in a while so basically I forgot user and password. I've followed some guides like this question but modifying the mentioned file doesn't work. I suspect the problem is mysql, as said elsewhere but I can't figure out how to set a new password, assuming that's the problem. As far as I understand phpmyadmin user and password must be the same as the mysql ones.

Can anyone help me?

  • This doesn't seem like a WordPress specific issue but a WAMP specific issue. The default WAMP MySQL logins are root and an leaving the password field blank. Once logged in you can create a new database and set user privileges. The DB_HOST depends on your computers hosts file. It could be localhost or it could be
    – Howdy_McGee
    Commented Jan 2, 2017 at 16:52

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The default Wamp user`s credentials are:

username: root
password: (empty, nothing, nada)

If you already have a WordPress website previously created on your Wamp system, then go to /www/yourlocalsite/wp-config.php and check out the username and password you set. Here`s an example:

/** MySQL database username */
define('DB_USER', 'root');

/** MySQL database password */
define('DB_PASSWORD', '');

/** MySQL hostname */
define('DB_HOST', 'localhost');


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