Nginx OMV Wordpress Multisites Subdirectories


HI There,

I started with Wordpress a week ago and created a blog, was so easy, I created a webpage afterwards.

The page works fine (after all it’s just for testing) but I wanted to create multiple sites underneath - I can see them under mysites, hence I cannot visit the dashboards nor the sites itself.

Assuming I have a huge lack of knowledge, I must have misconfigured something.

What should I start with in the first place? ee tool is not installed, so I need to make the things handish.

I have created the global folder under /etc/nginx/

afterwards I created common.conf

# Global configuration file.
# ESSENTIAL : Configure Nginx Listening Port
listen 80;
# ESSENTIAL : Default file to serve. If the first file isn't found,
index index.php index.html index.htm;
# ESSENTIAL : no favicon logs
location = /favicon.ico {
    log_not_found off;
    access_log off;
# ESSENTIAL : robots.txt
location = /robots.txt {
    allow all;
    log_not_found off;
    access_log off;
# ESSENTIAL : Configure 404 Pages
error_page 404 /404.html;
# ESSENTIAL : Configure 50x Pages
error_page 500 502 503 504 /50x.html;
    location = /50x.html {
        root /usr/share/nginx/www;
# SECURITY : Deny all attempts to access hidden files .abcde
location ~ /\. {
    deny all;
# PERFORMANCE : Set expires headers for static files and turn off logging.
location ~* ^.+\.(js|css|swf|xml|txt|ogg|ogv|svg|svgz|eot|otf|woff|mp4|ttf|rss|atom|jpg|jpeg|gif|png|ico|zip|tgz|gz|rar|bz2|doc|xls|exe|ppt|tar|mid|midi|wav|bmp|rtf)$ {
    access_log off; log_not_found off; expires 30d;

then the multisite.conf

# 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;

# Directives to send expires headers and turn off 404 error logging.
location ~* \.(js|css|png|jpg|jpeg|gif|ico)$ {
        expires 24h;
        log_not_found off;

#location ~ ^/[_0-9a-zA-Z-]+/files/(.*)$ {
#        try_files /wp-content/blogs.dir/$blogid/files/$2 /wp-includes/ms-files.php?file=$2 ;
#        access_log off; log_not_found off; expires max;

#avoid php readfile()
location ^~ /blogs.dir {
        alias /var/www/wordpress/wp-content/blogs.dir ;
        access_log off; log_not_found off;      expires max;

# 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 $request_filename) {
        rewrite /wp-admin$ $scheme://$host$uri/ permanent;
        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)(/.+)$;
        #NOTE: You should have "cgi.fix_pathinfo = 0;" in php.ini

        include fastcgi_params;
        fastcgi_index index.php;
        fastcgi_param SCRIPT_FILENAME $document_root$fastcgi_script_name;
#       fastcgi_intercept_errors on;
#       fastcgi_pass php;

last the wordpress.conf:

 # WORDPRESS : Rewrite rules, sends everything through index.php and keeps the appended query string intact
location / {
    try_files $uri $uri/ /index.php?q=$uri&$args;

# SECURITY : Deny all attempts to access PHP Files in the uploads directory
location ~* /(?:uploads|files)/.*\.php$ {
    deny all;
# REQUIREMENTS : Enable PHP Support
location ~ \.php$ {
    # SECURITY : Zero day Exploit Protection
    try_files $uri =404;
    # ENABLE : Enable PHP, listen fpm sock
    fastcgi_split_path_info ^(.+\.php)(/.+)$;
    fastcgi_pass unix:/var/run/php5-fpm.sock;
    fastcgi_index index.php;
    include fastcgi_params;
# PLUGINS : Enable Rewrite Rules for Yoast SEO SiteMap
rewrite ^/sitemap_index\.xml$ /index.php?sitemap=1 last;
rewrite ^/([^/]+?)-sitemap([0-9]+)?\.xml$ /index.php?sitemap=$1&sitemap_n=$2 last;

#Yeah! you did it.

nginx complains about

2014/09/15 15:24:12 [emerg] 4144#0: duplicate location "/" in /etc/nginx/global/multisite.conf:6

but is running, did I miss something here?

Thanks and BRs Frank