I'm convinced that the password is being modified by pixel post when I click 'test connection' in the configuration screen.
I am editing the file directly on the server and saving it. It is saves correctly and doesn't change until I click 'test connection'.
My host has an online editor. Here is a screen shot of the file with the strange character.
After removing the character and saving the file and exiting the editor, I view it again to see if the strange character shows up and it is not there. I close out the editor again, click 'test connection', get the connection error and go back and view the file on the server and the strange character is back.
Another reason I know pixel post is editing the file is that the time stamp on the file changes to the exact time of me clicking 'test connection'.
I am using Brinkster as my webhost. Here is a link to my hosting package:
I have Wordpress installed just fine with a very similar looking config file.
I haven't tried changing the permissions of the file yet like the other two gentlemen did but it makes since that it would work. I am still interested in getting to the bottom of this issue.
Any other ideas as to why the software is editing the file by inputting an erroneous character?
Surely it is not just coincidence that 3 people had this problem all in the same couple of days. Could it be that there are others out there having the same problem and just not reporting it... finding another photoblogging solution instead? Just a thought.
I've been photoblogging for about 4 years now and have really done my research into which photoblog software I want to install. After looking at many different solutions over a period of a couple months I settled on Pixel Post because I believe it is the best solution out there.