Nginx location rule for Wordpress Multisite in subdirectories

Francis Daly francis at
Thu Aug 30 21:27:37 UTC 2012

On Tue, Aug 28, 2012 at 04:12:52PM -0400, Ian Evans wrote:
> On 27/08/2012 4:47 PM, Francis Daly wrote:

Hi there,

> >nginx locations can be "regex" or "prefix". 
> Is there a specific order the locations have to go in? /blogs before 
> /blogs/blog or vice-versa?


"prefix" locations (location, location ^~, and location =; although
the last isn't really a prefix) have the longest matching one chosen,
independent of the order in the config file.

That's one of the reasons why it is good to avoid "regex" locations
if possible.

Francis Daly        francis at

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