'Error establishing a database connection'



Not sure if this is a WordPress issue or DreamHost.

I just got started with all of this, and it was working for a while and now…I get the ‘Error establishing a database connection’ message. Please help!


For the therightofway.org, correct? The database credentials in your wp-config.php file are invalid. I’m fixing it up for you right now so I’ll email you as soon as I’m done!

If you need help with editing your wp-config.php file in the future, you can refer to this thread here:



I am having the same issue with my site. Off and on. Please check.