Moved Wordpress from Apache to nginx


i just moved a working wordpress installation from my vserver to a newer server. I already moved the database and the whole directory to my new server.

While my mainpage is working fine all subsites are getting “404 Not Found”.

Here is my config (/etc/nginx/sites-enabled/mysite)

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

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


location / {
    try_files $uri $uri/ =404;
error_page 404 /404.html;
error_page 500 502 503 504 /50x.html;
location = /50x.html {
    root /var/www/mysite;

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


Can anybody tell me what i´m doing wrong?

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Accepted Answer

Hi @r0g

Change this try_files $uri $uri/ =404; to this try_files $uri $uri/ /index.php?$args;

Then restart Nginx with sudo service nginx restart.

yes thats it ! Thank you

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