Newb Question for NGINX.conf

Posted February 15, 2021 447 views

So I need to add the following code to the Nginx configuration file

# START Nginx Rewrites for Rank Math Sitemaps
 rewrite ^/sitemap_index.xml$ /index.php?sitemap=1 last;
 rewrite ^/([^/]+?)-sitemap([0-9]+)?.xml$ /index.php?sitemap=$1&sitemap_n=$2 last;
 # END Nginx Rewrites for Rank Math Sitemaps

I first made /home/{myuser}/nginx/{mysite}

I then went in a made a sitemap.conf with the following code above. Would I need to go into my nginx.conf file and call it in like

http {
include /home/myuser/nginx/mysite/sitemap.conf

OR did I do this incorrectly from the getgo?

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2 answers

Hi there,

In theory, the way you did it should be fine. However, I would personally store all Nginx configuration files in the /etc/nginx folder.

Also if you need to make the change only for one specific domain name, you could add the rewrite rules directly in the server block for that domain, so this would be at:


Hope that this helps!

  • Bobby,

    Thank you, I actually did what you said because you’re right it should be in the folder specific to that domain. I really appreciate it, I believe you also helped me with another question I had a few weeks ago. Just learning all this so it is nice that my last two experiences with asking questions were met with kindness and a solution I could fully understand.