Trying to switch domain from non www to www

May 28, 2015 747 views
WordPress Nginx

Hi everyone,

I really need some help...I'm a noob :)

I installed a site on DO using easyengine. I am able to get Wordpress to install and add content and such.

When I go into WP admin and change the site from nonwww to www the site crashes. The nonwww version works fine and 301's the www version.

I am trying to follow these instructions:

https://www.digitalocean.com/community/tutorials/how-to-redirect-www-to-non-www-with-nginx-on-ubuntu-14-04

Here is my problem. I followed the instructions. I opened up Putty, logged in and entered: sudo vi /etc/nginx/sites-enabled/default

After that loads, I get some white and blue text.

I enter :

server {
listen 80;
servername example.com;
return 301 $scheme://www.example.com$request
uri;
}

Of course swapping out the example.com for my domain.

After I do that, I can't figure out how to save the file.

I think that's the last step where I get lost. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks

1 Answer

Hope this helps... http://www.cyberciti.biz/faq/save-file-in-vi-vim-linux-apple-macos-unix-bsd/

If you are struggling with vi, you could always try nano. I much prefer nano for text editing and I'm also n00b.

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