Enabling Nginx mod_rewrite

I just moved a Wordpress blog on a new droplet hosting account. Previously the hosting was on Apache, now is on Nginx. I have a problem that now Wordpress pretty links (post-name) are not working and I think the problem comes from the fact that mod)rewrite is not enabled.

Till now I had it in htaccess like

<IfModule mod_rewrite.c> RewriteEngine On RewriteBase / RewriteRule ^index.php$ - [L] RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-f RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-d RewriteRule . /index.php [L] </IfModule>

How can I implement this in Nginx and where specifically? I am a complete beginner.

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Nginx does not support .htaccess files.

On CentOS Nginx stores virtual host files in /etc/nginx/conf.d. I assume you’re using the default.conf file. So edit this file and find the following:

    location / {
        root   /usr/share/nginx/html;
        index  index.html index.htm;

and make the following change:

    location / {
        root   /usr/share/nginx/html;
        index  index.html index.htm;
        try_files $uri $uri/ /index.php?$args;

Save the file and reload Nginx:

sudo service nginx reload

In your site’s server block add /index.php?$args; to try_files so that you get something like this:

try_files $uri $uri/ /index.php?$args;

Then go into your Wordpress settings and re-enable pretty permalinks.

I have the following:

try_files $uri $uri/ =404;

Should I just replace the above line with

try_files $uri $uri/ /index.php?$args;

Or should I add it as a new line? Just curious about that before I commit to the change.

Thank you Brian