MySQL 8 and WordPress – Unable to connect to database

MySQL 8 (actually, even back to MySQL 5.7) changed the default authentication from mysql_native_password to caching_sha2_password.  This creates a problem in my environment of PHP 7.3 and MySQL 8. First, I’d like to say is that this is a new setup for WordPress so I did not have  existing users or databases. Here’s a typical … Read moreMySQL 8 and WordPress – Unable to connect to database