Use Nginx to run WordPress and Node.js

I have installed the LEMP stack with this guide and have installed wordpress with this guide. They were both great guides but I need help making a small change.

I want for the root route to reverse proxy into a Node.js server. I would then like the /blog route to serve the wordpress site. As it stands right now the root route servers the wordpress site perfectly.


server {
    listen 80 default_server;
    listen [::]:80 default_server;

    root /var/www/html;

    index index.php index.html index.htm index.nginx-debian.html;

    server_name my_ip;

    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;

    location / {
        try_files $uri $uri/ /index.php$is_args$args;

    location ~ \.php$ {
        include snippets/fastcgi-php.conf;
        fastcgi_pass unix:/run/php/php7.0-fpm.sock;

    location ~ /\.ht {
        deny all;

How would I modify this Nginx config so that /blog is wordpress and all other routes are handled by a Node.js server?

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Start by creating your /blog directory and move your data over. Then you’d need to change:

    location / {
        try_files $uri $uri/ /index.php$is_args$args;


    location /blog {
        try_files $uri $uri/ /index.php$is_args$args;

For the / location block, we need to setup proxy_pass to point to the location of your Node app.

    location / {
        proxy_pass http://APP_PRIVATE_IP_ADDRESS:8080;
        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;

Where http://APP_PRIVATE_IP_ADDRESS:8080 points to your Node App. So for example, if your app is running on:

You’d use:

You’d then want to reload NGINX:

systemctl reload nginx


service nginx restart

i can’t access phpmyadmin with this method. i am opening phpmyadmin by typing and Both not working, Please help me with this

Check this Gist… it works for me ;)

Practically you can copy and paste, just need to update the routes.

Hope this works for you!

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