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Trying to install Wordpress on Subdirectory

Hello, I’ve been trying to install the wordpress on Subdirectory of my website.

Any can guide which steps should i follow to make it work?

I am using ubuntu 22.04 Lts. LEMP is installed.

At the moment i am following these steps: 1- created /blog directory on root domain. 2- created a .conf file in /etc/nginx/sites-avaiable with below code

server {
        root /var/www/html/websiterootfolder/blog;
        index index.php index.html index.htm index.nginx-debian.html;
        server_name bestchairsreviews.com www.bestchairsreviews.com;

        location / {
                #try_files $uri $uri/ =404;
                try_files $uri $uri/ /index.php?$args;
        }

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

        location ~ \.php$ {
                include snippets/fastcgi-php.conf;
                fastcgi_pass unix:/var/run/php/php7.2-fpm.sock;
        }

        location ~ /\.ht {
                deny all;
        }

        location = /favicon.ico { log_not_found off; access_log off; }
        location = /robots.txt { log_not_found off; access_log off; allow all; }
        location ~* \.(css|gif|ico|jpeg|jpg|js|png)$ {
                expires max;
                log_not_found off;
        }

}

3- created database and user 4- Installed PHP extensions 5- restarted apache with this:

sudo systemctl restart apache2;

6- Enabled the /etc/nginx/sites-enabled

Also i followed few tutorials but after that i am getting 404 or 403 errors.

Tutorial i already tried: www.digitalocean.com/community/tutorials/how-to-install-wordpress-on-ubuntu-20-04-with-a-lamp-stack


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Bobby Iliev
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January 20, 2023

Hi there,

Your website seems to be loading as expected already. Do you have a separate website that is installed in /var/www/yourdomain and should WordPress be only loading for the /blog URL?

If you already have a website setup on that server for this domain name, you would usually not want to add a totally separate Nginx server block but just add the necessary rules for the WordPress installation, for example:

server {
    listen 80;
    server_name example.com;

    location / {
        root /var/www/yoursite;
        index index.php;
        try_files $uri $uri/ /index.php?$args;
    }

    location /blog {
        root /var/www/yoursite/blog;
        index index.php;
        try_files $uri $uri/ /site1/index.php?$args;
    }

    location ~ \.php$ {
        fastcgi_pass unix:/var/run/php/php7.4-fpm.sock;
        fastcgi_index index.php;
        fastcgi_param SCRIPT_FILENAME $document_root$fastcgi_script_name;
        include fastcgi_params;
    }
}

In this example, requests to example.com/blog will be served from the /var/www/yoursite/blog directory, and requests to example.com/ will be served from the /var/www/yoursite directory.

An alternative approach is to use a separate Nginx server block with a subdomain like blog.yourdomain.com.

Best,

Bobby