Installed XAMPP. First time doing this.
Saw a warning about how not having a root password was very unsafe, so I set a password. (Wrote it down.)
Now phpMyAdmin fails to connect to MySQL, with the following error:
#1045 - Access denied for user 'root'@'localhost' (using password: NO)
phpMyAdmin tried to connect to the MySQL server, and the server rejected the connection. You should check the host, username and password in your configuration and make sure that they correspond to the information given by the administrator of the MySQL server.
1) Where can I get a password prompt? OR
1b) Where is the configuration file where I should enter the password? (How am I supposed to know this?)
2) Does any truly "beginner documentation" exist? Most of what I've seen here assumes a great deal of prior knowledge. All I want to do is set up a parallel WP environment for testing themes and plug-ins - should be really standard.