Laragon WordPress installs totally FUBAR

  • | 726 points

    Laragon worked well for me and then BOOM out went everything preventing the installation and configuration of WordPress.

    The long story short is the install and configuration is totally FUBAR related to my ignorance of installing MySQL versions side-by-side on the same machine: MySQL 5.x followed by MySQL 8.x to be specific. I've uninstalled and reinstalled --everything-- falling back to just 5.x and Laragon 4.x stil won't allow me to create the database for WordPress and bombs out.

    I get the fact that the root password for the database and PhpMyAdmin can be and are the same but Laragon never knows what the password is and bombs out putting me on the change root password or the reset and generate password merry-go-round as they no not function either.

    To get even crazier Quick app (spoardically) decides to allow me to create an instance of WordPress and then when I try to load it I get the typical WordPress "database connection error" discovering Laragon created the WordPress project on the disk and Laragon created the database but there's no tables in the database.

    Lastly when I use Laragon to "stop" it kills the MYSQL57 service I have to manually restart by using Task Manager.

    I've been reading and applying and hacking away for a week and I'm out of clues and have no idea how to get back to a stable implementation. Help doesn't speak loudly enough right now...

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    | 131291 points

    @ClintonGallagher :

    1. If you want to use MySQL outside Laragon, please uncheck MySQL from Menu > Services and Ports
    2. If you want to go with Laragon, you should uninstall other MySQL otherwise it will cause unexpected issue (port confliction,...)

  • | 726 points

    Thank you for your attention @leokhoa

    I uninstalled --everything-- Laragon and two instances of MySQL and reinstalled.

    Laragon declares mysql-5.7.24-winx64 but it is unstable. Often I load Laragon and start and try to load WordPress which throws the no database connection error. Whe I look into it with MySQL Workbench a connection is made but only sys is available all other databases are missing.

    If I stop and start Laragon a time or two all of the databases return and I can work however as I hope you understand I am "working in a constant state of fear"

    What is even more confusing in Windows Task Manager MySQL57 (the name I gave to the connection) is "stopped" and has no Process ID yet my WordPress loads and pages can be edited and MySQL WorkBench continues to connect to 5.7.24 and I can see and access all databases

    What next?

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