Install and configure wordpress on lemp on ubuntu 16.04 with wordpress in subdirectory

This question has been asked a lot and so far solutions have only been posted for LAMP. How about we get an answer for this and put it into a tutorial?

The root of the website should be static or php without wordpress installed in it. Call it mywebsite.

A subdirectory, let’s say blog, has wordpress installed in it => https://mywebsite/blog will access the blog.

This is to be done with one DO instance and managed by nginx server blocks, I presume.

The problem I’ve had is that the wordpress admin panel doesn’t respect https://mywebsite/blog (by checking the page source of the admin panel) and attempts to load external files by https://mywebsite.

Is this a wordpress problem or a configuration problem?

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Did you install WordPress in that location originally? If not, then you need to adjust your URL in the configuration at https://mywebsite/blog/wp-admin/options-general.php so it includes the /blog/ part There might be some stuff still left in the database, but we can search/replace that once the other part is done.

I’ve edited the database and now I can display the blog page, but I can’t login with wp-admin. It refuses my username and password. When I attempt to recover the password it doesn’t recognise my email address.

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