Setting up WordPress on Nginx

Just a quick post with a handy link for anyone looking to get WordPress running under Nginx (an awesome and much faster alternative to Apache!), one of the big differences between Nginx and Apache is the lack of .htaccess files and a different way of handling re-write rules which can cause headaches if you are used to using the “pretty” links in WordPress, or any other plugin that relies on Apache mod_rewrite rules (such as WPSuperCache).

Thankfully (and after many hours of googling and trying various less than ideal configs), I found the perfect setup guide in the most obvious place (and the last place I looked), possible – the WordPress Codex section, so for anyone struggling with Nginx and WordPress, or wanting to streamline their configuration, give this guide a read:

http://codex.wordpress.org/Nginx

Nick

Im a Sys-Admin for a growing UK company working down on the sunny South Coast of England, I love all things techie, especially Exchange and Virtualisation stuff. When not tinkering I can normally be found playing online games such as Planetside 2, Dayz and Battlefield 4.

  • Terence

    Great article thanks. Had this issue with 2 virtual Windows 7 machines and your fix worked a treat. Just to let you know the registry key that needs to be deleted is now called “SusClientId” in Windows 7.

  • Noyfb

    How to fix if you are loading locally?