Wordpress Permalinks Not Working (Ubuntu 14.04 + Nginx + HHVM)

  • Posted on January 7, 2015
  • azlyjnorAsked by azlyjnor


This is my stack:

  • Ubuntu 14.04
  • Nginx
  • HHVM
  • Wordpress 4.1

Everything works fine except for the permalinks. I understand that Wordpress 4.1 update should have fixed the rewrite rules for Nginx, however, I am getting the white-screen of death everytime I changed the permalink setting. Even when I switched back to default permalink, the pages does not show.

I am however still able to see the homepage (index.php).

I’ve added the following to /etc/nginx/sites-enabled/

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

However, when I reload Nginx, and changed the permalink in WP admin panel, Wordpress is still automatically creating a .htaccess file. As I would understand .htaccess is not recognised in Nginx.

Can anyone point me to where I should be looking at in the configs?

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