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Configuration help needed

Ian Hobson
July 31, 2009 10:05AM
Hi all,

I'm using nginx version 0.5.33 (I know its old - its the standard on

I have a site that works fine - *.htm pages are served via a shared
script (builder), static pages with nginx, *.php directly via PHP, and a
little tweak because we were finding half our bandwidth was going to
people showing our pictures in their pages!

Now to add a wordpress blog to /blog/.

Below is one of my many attempts. The old stuff still works, and
/blog/readme.html and its images are served properly as static content.
/blog is passed to builder not /blog/index.php (log status 200)
/blog/index.php is also passed to builder. (log status 302)

This is the config file in /etc/nginx/sites-available
# emc.titan.hcs - internal test server
server {
listen 80;
server_name emc.titan.hcs;
root /home/ian/websites/emccatering;
fastcgi_index index.htm;
location = /images/ {
return 403;
location /blog {
## do rewrites for wordpress (which sets location to
if (-f $request_filename) {
# serve static content
# rewrite /blog/<page> as /blog/index.php?q=<page>
rewrite ^/blog/(.+)$ /blog/index.php?q=/blog/$1 last;
# Enable nice permalinks for WP
error_page 404 = /blog/index.php?q=$uri;
location /blog/index.php {
# send wordpress commands to php /blog/index.php?q=page
fastcgi_param SCRIPT_FILENAME
fastcgi_param QUERY_STRING $request_uri;
fastcgi_param DOCUMENT_ROOT $document_root;
location ~ ^(.*)/$ {
# matches directories
fastcgi_param QUERY_STRING f=${request_uri}index.htm;
fastcgi_param DOCUMENT_ROOT $document_root;
fastcgi_param SCRIPT_FILENAME
# pass file names to php
location ~ \.htm$ {
# send .htm files to builder as /builder/parser.php?f=page.htm
- NB builder is shared
fastcgi_param QUERY_STRING f=$request_uri;
fastcgi_param DOCUMENT_ROOT $document_root;
fastcgi_param SCRIPT_FILENAME
# handle vanilla php files as well - neither WP nor builder
location ~ \.php {
include /etc/nginx/fastcgi_params;
location /images/ {
# stop leaches stealling bandwidth for food pics!
valid_referers none emc.titan.hcs;
if ($invalid_referer) {
return 403;

Thanks for your help.

Subject Author Posted

Configuration help needed

Ian Hobson July 31, 2009 10:05AM

Re: Configuration help needed

Ian Hobson August 02, 2009 06:51AM

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