So I'm trying to set up CiviCRM on my wordpress site hosted by GoDaddy. I called them to help get the plugin installed, which was fine. Once I go to our WP dashboard and begin the setup process for CiviCRM, at the top it shows the error message:
Warning: mysqli_real_escape_string() expects parameter 1 to be mysqli, boolean given in /home/content/p3pnexwpnas12_data02/23/3646623/html/wp-content/plugins/civicrm/civicrm/install/index.php on line 1256
Ignoring that, I went ahead to set everything else up. It should be connecting to the existing WP database, however, it doesn't. I get the following still:
Your database settings don't appear to be correct. Please check the Database Details below for specific errors.
I called GoDaddy to verify and they said the settings were correct.