I'm having similar build issues with Wordpress and getting the ubiquitous error statement :
"your PHP is installation appears to be missing the MySQL extension which is required by Wordpress"
I've found numerous
posts on this subject but none have worked for me.
I see in this
post that the issue was with MariaDB, but that isn't an issue for me because it was automatically prompted as a substitute and it set-up ok.
I recent posts I've seen that the issue is connected with php using Mysqli whereas older Wordpress used Mysql. But, I've only been using the latest Wordpress.org installation and also confirmed that my php is the latest version.
This was installed using
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sudo apt-get install php7.2-mysql
sudo service apache2 restart
One point I can't understand is that if I look at phpinfo() , although it shows the
correct version : 7.3.11-1-deb10u1
it doesn't have any
references to Mysql or Mysqli , other than in the "Module Authors" section?
I would appreciate any help because I must be missing something very stupid.