Question

[Nginx + Wordpress] Any endpoints not ending in .php return 404

For example, trying to call /wp-admin results in 404, whereas /wp-admin/index.php works flawlessly. I reckon this won’t play nice in the future.

I imagine this has something to do with a rewrite issue, but I don’t know nginx well enough to formulate a custom block to fix this. When I visit /home, it accurately shows me the homepage.

Here’s the nginx config for this vhost:

server {
	root /var/www/[ip];

	index index.php index.html index.htm index.nginx-debian.html;
	server_name [ip] www.[ip];

	client_max_body_size 50M;

	location / {
		proxy_set_header X_Forwarded_For $proxy_add_x_forwarded_for;
		proxy_set_header X-Forwarded_Proto $scheme;
		proxy_pass http://localhost:3000;
		proxy_http_version 1.1;
		proxy_set_header Upgrade $http_upgrade;
		proxy_set_header Connection 'upgrade';
		proxy_set_header Host $host;
		proxy_cache_bypass $http_upgrade;
	}

	# wordpress
	location /home {
		try_files $uri $uri/ /index.php?$args;
	}

	location ~ \.php$ {
		#NOTE: You should have "cgi.fix_pathinfo = 0;" in php.ini
		include fastcgi_params;
		fastcgi_intercept_errors on;

		include snippets/fastcgi-php.conf;
		fastcgi_pass unix:/var/run/php/php7.2-fpm.sock;

		#The following parameter can be also included in fastcgi_params file
		fastcgi_param SCRIPT_FILENAME $document_root$fastcgi_script_name;
	}

	location ~* \.(js|css|png|jpg|jpeg|gif|ico)$ {
		expires max;
		log_not_found off;
	}

	location ~ /\.ht {
		deny all;
	}
}

Thanks in advance for any help with this :)


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I remedied this behaviour by moving the contents of my wordpress folder down into the wordpress/home directory.

My project structure used to be:

.
├── ecosystem.config.js/
├── index.js/
├── lib/
│   [...]
├── node_modules/
│   [...]
├── package-lock.json/
├── package.json/
└── wordpress/
    [wordpress content]

It is now:

.
├── ecosystem.config.js/
├── index.js/
├── lib/
│   [...]
├── node_modules/
│   [...]
├── package-lock.json/
├── package.json/
└── wordpress/
    └── home/
        [wordpress content]

Thanks to all who pointed me in the right direction / acted as my rubberduck.

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Hi @Medallyon,

You need to add which files your Nginx should try to open first in your config. In the #wordpress block add the following:

    # wordpress
    location /home {
        index index.php index.html index.htm;
        try_files $uri $uri/ /index.php?$args;
    }

Save the file, restart nginx and everything should work properly.

Regards, KFSys