Need Help Configuring Nginx to run Wordpress

Igor Clark igor at
Fri Apr 25 18:14:12 MSD 2008

Hi Todd,

I simply pointed out that nginx clearly does work with Wordpress. If  
you're trying to get it to do so, you might take the knowledge that it  
can be done as an indication that you don't need to give up yet, or  
indeed to start declaring quite so soon that "nginx isn't ready for  
prime time" because you can't get one particular application to work  
with it.

Regarding your particular problem, from my personal experience with  
PHP and nginx, it doesn't sound like a problem with nginx and  
Wordpress per se, but rather a PHP/FCGI/nginx logging issue. I've had  
the "blank page" error with PHP and nginx on a number of occasions,  
and having spent a while tracking down the error, I've usually found  
that it's some PHP error which is being hidden for some reason, I  
suspect related to fastcgi_intercept_errors or similar. PHP's error  
logging seems strangely unpredictable to me sometimes; first step is  
obviously to make sure that log_errors is on, the error_reporting  
setting is correct, and you set error_log to somewhere specific.

Incidentally, this isn't a forum, it's a mailing list which is  
delivered to people's personal inboxes, and you're reading it through  
a web-forum interface. That might be why you find you sometimes get  
strong reactions when you make strong statements of opinion.

Good luck getting it working.

On 25 Apr 2008, at 14:01, Todd HG wrote:

> Igor Clark wrote:
>> On 25 Apr 2008, at 04:55, Todd HG wrote:
>>> Nginx either works with Wordpress or it doesn't. That's not very
>>> friendly, or practical. Static websites are a minority these days.
>> [igor at igor ~ 585]$ curl -I
>> HTTP/1.1 200 OK
>> Server: nginx/0.6.29
>> Date: Fri, 25 Apr 2008 09:54:19 GMT
>> Content-Type: text/html; charset=UTF-8
>> Transfer-Encoding: chunked
>> Connection: close
>> Vary: Cookie
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> The people coming here to post comments defending Nginx is very
> nonproductive. In my first thread requesting the same assistance we
> already established Wordpress migrated to Nginx, which only frustrates
> me further.
> Rather than beat a dead horse, make it easier to setup Wordpress to  
> run
> under Nginx by offering more suggestions to help people like me to get
> it running. I've already tried the standard approaches, which is why  
> I'm
> here.
> Like I said, Nginx either works, or it doesn't, since no one is  
> willing
> to do a thorough documentation of the process. I would, and I would  
> post
> it on my tech site, but I can't seem to get adequate help from the  
> experts, only some who have succeeded in an simple way, and others who
> simply want to defend Nginx, which I have used for a year to serve
> images, rather than offering constructive help.
> Is this an example of how helpful this forum is? I thought it was more
> than that?
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