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Wordpress blog in a Rails app subfolder πŸ™ˆ

Lee Wynne
Founder, The Elastic Guru (An uber fabulous AWS community). Principal Cloud Architect @ CDW. Full on Forem junkie 🀟🏼
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Hello peeps πŸ‘‹πŸΌ

As anyone in the Dev community successfully added a Wordpress blog to a subfolder in a rails app?

myapp.com (rails)
myapp.com/blog (wordpress)

I have done a few rounds of googling but haven’t yielded any confident results.

I am thinking that page rules within Cloudflare might be the answer but apparently Wordpress likes to be at the root domain or subdomain.

I know I could use Rails as the blog but I can’t be πŸ‘β€™sed atm as I can just use the huge Wordpress plugin systems for stuff I need quickly.

Thanks 😊 and in return I can do portraits of anyone that can shed clear informations on said subject.

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Joren Rothman

You could try the following

# BEGIN WordPress
<IfModule mod_rewrite.c>
RewriteEngine On
RewriteBase /your-subdirectory/
RewriteRule ^index.php$ - [L]
RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-f
RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-d
RewriteRule . /your-subdirectory/index.php [L]
</IfModule>

# END WordPress
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Lee Wynne Author

Thanks, is this in a config file?

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Joren Rothman

It is the .htaccess file inside of the root folder of WordPreas

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Dorin Lazar

I had such experience using Laravel app and for blog WordPress app. To make it possible I used nginx web server
The idea is pretty simple:

  1. Setup app folders, as example
var/www/laravel -> laravel app
var/www/wp -> wp app
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  1. Setup nginx server block
server {
    listen 80;
    index index.php index.html;
    root /var/www/laravel;

    location / {
        try_files $uri $uri/ /index.php?$query_string;
    }

    location /blog {
      alias /var/www/wp;
   }

    location ~ \.php$ {
        try_files $uri =404;
        fastcgi_split_path_info ^(.+\.php)(/.+)$;
        fastcgi_pass unix:/var/run/php7.4-fpm.sock;
        fastcgi_index index.php;
        include fastcgi_params;
        fastcgi_param SCRIPT_FILENAME $document_root$fastcgi_script_name;
        fastcgi_param PATH_INFO $fastcgi_path_info;
    }
}
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Lee Wynne Author

Thanks!