I'm going through an irritating redirect from wordpress/nginx after i navigate to some URL that doesn't finish insperl. For instance after upgrading something in wordpress, I would be redirect to:

http://www.example.com/wp-admin/options-media.php?settings-updated=true # with blog/ ommited

rather than


I'm really curious to understand why this really is happening, and also have played around with using the location ~ /blog.* line with plenty of versions to no success.

My domain and blog nginx conf files are below, I'd really appreciate any help about this!


upstream blog {
server {
  listen 80;
  server_name www.example.com direct.example.com;
  root /home/webapps/example/live/current/public;

  error_log logs/example.com-error.log;
  access_log logs/example.com-access.log;

  passenger_enabled on;
  rails_env production;
  passenger_min_instances 3;
  passenger_spawn_method smart;
  passenger_use_global_queue on;

  location ~ /blog.* {
    proxy_set_header  X-Real-IP  $remote_addr;
    proxy_set_header  X-Forwarded-For $proxy_add_x_forwarded_for;
    proxy_set_header Host $http_host;
    proxy_redirect off;

    gzip on;
    gzip_min_length  1100;
    gzip_buffers     4 8k;
    gzip_proxied any;
    gzip_types  text/plain text/css application/x-javascript text/xml application/xml application/xml+rss text/javascript;

    if (!-f $request_filename) {
      #rewrite ^/blog$     /;
      rewrite ^/blog/(.*)/$ /blog/$1;
      rewrite ^/blog/(.*)$ /$1;
      proxy_pass http://blog;


server {
    server_name blog.example.com;

    error_log logs/blog-error.log;
    access_log logs/blog-access.log;

    location / {
        root   /home/blog;
        index  index.php index.html index.htm;

        # this serves static files that exist without running other rewrite tests
        if (-f $request_filename) {
            expires 30d;

        # this sends all non-existing file or directory requests to index.php
        if (!-e $request_filename) {
            rewrite ^(.+)$ /index.php?q=$1 last;

    location ~ \.php$ {
        fastcgi_pass   localhost:9000;  # port where FastCGI processes were spawned
        fastcgi_index  index.php;
        fastcgi_param  SCRIPT_FILENAME    /home/blog$fastcgi_script_name;  # same path as above

        fastcgi_param  QUERY_STRING       $query_string;
        fastcgi_param  REQUEST_METHOD     $request_method;
        fastcgi_param  CONTENT_TYPE       $content_type;
        fastcgi_param  CONTENT_LENGTH     $content_length;

        fastcgi_param  SCRIPT_NAME        $fastcgi_script_name;
        fastcgi_param  REQUEST_URI        $request_uri;
        fastcgi_param  DOCUMENT_URI       $document_uri;
        fastcgi_param  DOCUMENT_ROOT      $document_root;
        fastcgi_param  SERVER_PROTOCOL    $server_protocol;

        fastcgi_param  GATEWAY_INTERFACE  CGI/1.1;
        fastcgi_param  SERVER_SOFTWARE    nginx/$nginx_version;

        fastcgi_param  REMOTE_ADDR        $remote_addr;
        fastcgi_param  REMOTE_PORT        $remote_port;
        fastcgi_param  SERVER_ADDR        $server_addr;
        fastcgi_param  SERVER_PORT        $server_port;
        fastcgi_param  SERVER_NAME        $server_name;

        # required if PHP was built with --enable-force-cgi-redirect
        # required if PHP was built with --enable-force-cgi-redirect
        fastcgi_param  REDIRECT_STATUS    200;