Nginx and Wordpress Super Cache

CheezItMan nginx-forum at
Wed Apr 11 01:36:22 UTC 2012

'm trying to setup a new server with nginx instead of LAMP using
php-fpm. I've got wordpress setup and running, but I'm at a loss to
figure out how to get Wordpress Super Cache working. I'd appreciate any
help. I'm also trying to figure out how to get rid of the if statements
in the wordpress Multisite configuration file. I do know about the
ifisevil page.

I'd taken my initial configuration from:

My Sites-available file
# Redirect everything to the main site.
server {
listen 80 default;
server_name *;
rewrite ^$request_uri permanent;

server {
root /var/www/;

include global/restrictions.conf;
include global/wordpress-ms-subdir.conf;


My global wordpress file

# WordPress multisite subdirectory rules.
# Designed to be included in any server {} block.

# This order might seem weird - this is attempted to match last if rules
below fail.
location / {
try_files $uri $uri/ /index.php?$args;

# Add trailing slash to */wp-admin requests.
rewrite /wp-admin$ $scheme://$host$uri/ permanent;

# Directives to send expires headers and turn off 404 error logging.
location ~* \.(js|css|png|jpg|jpeg|gif|ico)$ {
expires 48h;
log_not_found off;

# Pass uploaded files to wp-includes/ms-files.php.
rewrite /files/$ /index.php last;

# For multisite: Use a caching plugin/script that creates symlinks to
the correct subdirectory structure to get some performance gains.
set $cachetest
if ($uri ~ /$) {
set $cachetest "";
if (-f $cachetest) {
# Rewrites the URI and stops rewrite processing so it doesn't start over
and attempt to pass it to the next rule.
rewrite ^ /wp-content/cache/ms-filemap/${host}${uri} break;

if ($uri !~ wp-content/plugins) {
rewrite /files/(.+)$ /wp-includes/ms-files.php?file=$1 last;

# Uncomment one of the lines below for the appropriate caching plugin
(if used).
# include global/wordpress-ms-subdir-wp-super-cache.conf;
# include global/wordpress-ms-subdir-w3-total-cache.conf;

# Rewrite multisite '.../wp-.*' and '.../*.php'.
if (!-e $request_filename) {
rewrite ^/[_0-9a-zA-Z-]+(/wp-.*) $1 last;
rewrite ^/[_0-9a-zA-Z-]+(/.*\.php)$ $1 last;

# Pass all .php files onto a php-fpm/php-fcgi server.
location ~ \.php$ {
# Zero-day exploit defense.
# Won't work properly (404 error) if the file is not stored on this
server, which is entirely possible with php-fpm/php-fcgi.
# Comment the 'try_files' line out if you set up php-fpm/php-fcgi on
another machine. And then cross your fingers that you won't get hacked.
try_files $uri =404;

fastcgi_split_path_info ^(.+\.php)(/.+)$;
include fastcgi_params;
fastcgi_index index.php;
fastcgi_param SCRIPT_FILENAME $document_root$fastcgi_script_name;
# fastcgi_intercept_errors on;
fastcgi_pass php;

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