2 wordpress installs under same domain with nginx

August 1, 2014 1.6k views

Hello, all works for a single install. But we have 2 different wordpress installs under the same domain. How to setup this for www.site.com and another wordpress in www.site.com/other

What to change?, where?, because now only works the main install. The rest give me 404 error.

2 Answers

If you could explain a little more about what you've already tried, it makes it easier for people help track down your problem.

Assuming you followed this tutorial, the first change is to make sure that you create a seperate database and datbase user for both sites. Make sure you also use the right ones in each site's wp-config.php file.

Assuming that the root blog is installed in /var/www/html and the sub-blog is installed to /var/www/html/subdirectory, edit your /etc/nginx/sites-enabled/wordpress file to look like:

server {
        listen 80 default_server;
        listen [::]:80 default_server ipv6only=on;

        root /var/www/html;
        index index.php index.html index.htm;

        server_name your_domain.com;

        location / {
                try_files $uri $uri/ /index.php?q=$uri&$args;

        location /subdirectory {
                try_files $uri $uri/  /subdirectory/index.php?q=$uri&$args;

        error_page 404 /404.html;

        error_page 500 502 503 504 /50x.html;
        location = /50x.html {
                root /usr/share/nginx/html;

        location ~ \.php$ {
                try_files $uri =404;
                fastcgi_split_path_info ^(.+\.php)(/.+)$;
                fastcgi_pass unix:/var/run/php5-fpm.sock;
                fastcgi_index index.php;
                include fastcgi_params;

You should be all set to go. If you run into any issues, let us know!

by Justin Ellingwood
WordPress is the most popular CMS (content management system) in the world. It can be used to get your site or blog off the ground quickly and it provides a nice interface for adding content and modifying the site's design. In this guide, we'll walk through how to install WordPress on Ubuntu 14.04 with an Nginx web server.

Andrew you got it, you are the BEST!
Thank you !!!

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