NGinX config for Django and WordPress in subdirectory

Helmut asked:

I need to set up a Django site at the root of a domain, but then have a WordPress installation in a subdirectly (e.g. /blog/). How would one configure NGinX to do this? “Pretty” URLs have to work for WordPress as well.

For Django I am using Gunicorn, which is already configured. From NGinX I would call “proxy_pass” to direct to that. PHP is run via FPM.

Considering the restrictions above, how would I configure NGinX? Any help would be appreciated!


UPDATE: I’ve tried several things, and currently I have it working partly. I’ve removed any Django config. Then I’ve got WordPress in a /blog/ subdirectory. In there, I have test.php, which just calls phpinfo(), and then also test.html, which shows pure html. When calling test.php, the page loads. However, when I call test.html, or index.php (WordPress index page), it gives me a 404.

My nGinx config:

server {
        listen   80;

        root /path/to/www/root;


        access_log /path/to/logs/access.log;
        error_log /path/to/logs/error.log;

        location / {
                index index.php;

        location /blog {
                alias /path/to/www/blog;
                try_files $uri =404;
                index index.php index.html;

        location ~ /blog/.+\.php$ {
                include /etc/nginx/fastcgi_params;
                fastcgi_index index.php;
                fastcgi_param SCRIPT_FILENAME /path/to/www/blog$fastcgi_script_name;

        location ~ /\.ht {
                deny all;

My answer:

You set up a location /blog/ and use all the usual nginx directives to pass off to PHP.

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