wp-Admin Goes To 404 - wp-admin.index Does Not

Hey everyone,

I’m new to Digital Ocean / VPS, and just moved from shared hosting. I’ve got a pretty decent handle over everything the last few days, but I have an odd issue I can’t solve now. I’m currently running a LEMP stack.

For whatever reason, my page always brings up a 404, which with my current setup redirects to No other url has an issue, and I can even go to**.index**, but without the .index, it doesn’t work. The login by default doesn’t add index, so whenever I try to log in I get a 404.

My only guess as to what’s going on, is that I messed something up when putting Wordpress in its own directory. My setup is currently in var/www/site/public_html/wordpress/, and it’s on it’s own server block. On Shared hosting / apache, I simply had to add a bit of code to the .htaccess file, but I read with nginx I had to edit my server block within the sites-available directory. I then copied the index.php file from wordpress to the root, and added the header bit (as I’ve always done for this setup). Here’s what I found / added, is this correct?

server {
	listen 80 default_server;
	listen [::]:80 default_server ipv6only=on;

	root /var/www/;
	index index.php index.html index.htm;

	# Make site accessible from http://localhost/

	location / {
		# First attempt to serve request as file, then
		# as directory, then fall back to displaying a 404.
		# try_files $uri $uri/ =404;
		try_files $uri /wordpress$uri/ /wordpress/index.php?q=$uri&$args;
		# Uncomment to enable naxsi on this location
		# include /etc/nginx/naxsi.rules

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If you’re want to serve WordPress from a subfolder, you’ll want change your Nginx configuration from:

    location / {
        try_files $uri /wordpress$uri/ /wordpress/index.php?q=$uri&$args;


location /wordpress/ {
    index index.php;
    try_files $uri $uri/ /wordpress/index.php?q=$uri&$args;

Let us know how it goes!