403 error and wsod on new wordpress LEMP install
I followed https://www.digitalocean.com/community/tutorials/how-to-install-wordpress-with-lemp-on-ubuntu-16-04 to the letter. All (eventually) went ok. Except it doesn't work. I cannot access wordpress at all. bell-computing.com/wp-admin gives 403 error and .../index.php just a white screen. I logged into mysql did 'use wordpress' (my db name), then changed my user password and confirmed the new one worked (logged otu and backin) and made the correct change in wp-config too. I have also tried my ip address with the same results. fwiw I installed phpmyadmin which also give wsod.
I renamed wp-config.php and got the wp prompt to enter the details but it said it couldn't create it, so I renamed it back again and double checked its contents.