How to send mail via SMTP on WordPress sites

How to send mail via SMTP on WordPress sites

Email delivery  is an issue faced by almost every WordPress site these days. Mail services like Gmail, Yahoo etc have tightened the spam filtering mechanism to filter spam. In this post I will explain and go through steps to set SMTP to send mail via a WordPress plugin. It will greatly help in delivery of email in mail boxes. What is SMTP? SMTP is a standard or protocol to send and receive emails. SMTP stands for Simple Mail Transfer Protocol. Send Mail via SMTP There are many plugins in WordPress…

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How to solve Error establishing a database connection in WordPress

How to solve Error establishing a database connection in WordPress

The error “Error establishing a database connection” is very common in WordPress. It literally means there is an issue connecting to database server. This issue may be caused either by wrong info in WordPress code files or Database server is unable to respond to queries sent to them.   Let’s look at all possible reasons one by one. Wrong database server info in wp-config.php file Make a backup of wp-config.php file and look for following details and make sure they are correct. Database name Database username Database password Database hostname As…

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