Hey guys, Yesterday I did an interesting server configuration. Actually we had a rails app hosted on server which is using passenger(a.k.a mod_rails). This application can be access by going to http://domain.com . Also we had a wordpress running which could be access by going to http://blog.domain.com.
But, for SEO sake I had to change configuration so that wordpress can be access by http://domain.com/blog instead of http://blog.domain.com/
The problem was if I configure wordpress for http://domain.com/blog and go to this url, the request was handled by rails app because of domain.com virtualhost.
So what I did? I changed apache virtualhost configuration for http://blog.domain.com and http://domain.com as:
<virtualHost *> ServerName blog.domain.com DocumentRoot /var/www/html/wordpress/ <directory "/var/www/html/wordpress/"> Options FollowSymLinks AllowOverride None Order allow,deny Allow from all </directory> </virtualHost> <virtualHost *> ServerName domain.com ServerAlias www.domain.com DocumentRoot /var/www/html/domain/current/public <directory "/var/www/html/domain/current"> Options FollowSymLinks AllowOverride None Order allow,deny Allow from all </directory> RailsAllowModRewrite on RewriteRule ^/blog/?(.*)$ http://blog.domain.com/$1 [P,NC,L] </virtualHost>
Also I created a symbolic link to wordpress installation directory under rails public folder(ln -s /var/www/html/wordpress /var/www/html/railsapp/public/blog).
Now remember to change your wordpress address and blog address options to http://domain.com/blog under settings tab of wp-admin section.(Thanks Amit for pointing this out)
I restarted apache and it worked fine. WordPress was running at http://domain.com/blog and rails app was as http://domain.com/.
Update: If you want to change your wordpress permalink structure in account of SEO please change “AllowOverride None” to “AllowOverride All” as shown in image below.
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Thanks for the post brother.
Thank you for this post. I am having one issue though.
when I go to http://www.domain.com/blog I get redirected straight the the http://www.domain.com homepage
However, http://www.domain.com/blog/wp-admin works perfectly fine.
Any ideas what could be wrong with the setup?
Woh!! it helped me again while setting up rails and wordpress. Good, I wrote a blogpost earlier.
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Hi! I was surfing and found your blog post… nice! I love your blog. 🙂 Cheers! Sandra. R.
Nice one, will give it a try.
Was looking for using opensource rails forums like Beast but I think WP would be a good alternative (esp. with forum plugins in wordpress)
I am the first time on this site and am really enthusiastic about and so many good articles. I think it’s just very good.
Humm, I followed the directions exactly and I am still getting a 404 when I go to mydomain/blog.
Any idea what may be going awry?
What version of Apache & passenger you are using?
Try to put following in the virtualhost of rails app:
This will solve your problem, Hopefully
I am on Apache/2.2.14 (Ubuntu) and Passenger 2.2.15.
I added the stuff but I still get a 404. I am however now clearly skirting passenger, as before the 404 page was the one served up by Rails and now it is the apache default.
Any more ideas?
Paste your virtualhost settings here, Also cross check the document root
Vhost config for the blog:
Vhost config for the app:
I think the paths are correct. Thanks for taking a look!
Try to put absolute paths instead of relative paths for Document root
Thanks for fix that.. this really helpful
Ah yeah! Sweet.
I changed my testapp config to:
But now I am still hitting the rails app when I go to a sub-page on the blog. Any post I try to look at takes me to the index of the Rails app.
Thanks again for any wisdom you can drop on this problem.