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Nginx configuration for WordPress with W3 Total Cache plugin. See
server {
# Redirect to
rewrite ^(.*)$1 permanent;
server {
# Tell nginx to handle requests for the domain
index index.php index.html index.htm;
root /srv/www/;
access_log /srv/www/;
error_log /srv/www/;
# Use gzip compression
# gzip_static on; # Uncomment if you compiled Nginx using --with-http_gzip_static_module
gzip on;
gzip_disable "msie6";
gzip_vary on;
gzip_proxied any;
gzip_comp_level 5;
gzip_buffers 16 8k;
gzip_http_version 1.0;
gzip_types text/plain text/css application/json application/x-javascript text/xml application/xml application/xml+rss text/javascript image/png image/gif image/jpeg;
# Rewrite minified CSS and JS files
location ~* \.(css|js) {
if (!-f $request_filename) {
rewrite ^/wp-content/w3tc/min/(.+\.(css|js))$ /wp-content/w3tc/min/index.php?file=$1 last;
# Use the following line instead for versions of W3TC pre-
# rewrite ^/wp-content/w3tc/min/([a-f0-9]+)\/(.+)\.(include(\-(footer|body))?(-nb)?)\.[0-9]+\.(css|js)$ /wp-content/w3tc/min/index.php?tt=$1&gg=$2&g=$3&t=$7 last;
# Set a variable to work around the lack of nested conditionals
set $cache_uri $request_uri;
# POST requests and urls with a query string should always go to PHP
if ($request_method = POST) {
set $cache_uri 'no cache';
if ($query_string != "") {
set $cache_uri 'no cache';
# Don't cache uris containing the following segments
if ($request_uri ~* "(\/wp-admin\/|\/xmlrpc.php|\/wp-(app|cron|login|register|mail)\.php|wp-.*\.php|index\.php|wp\-comments\-popup\.php|wp\-links\-opml\.php|wp\-locations\.php)") {
set $cache_uri "no cache";
# Don't use the cache for logged in users or recent commenters
if ($http_cookie ~* "comment_author|wordpress_[a-f0-9]+|wp\-postpass|wordpress_logged_in") {
set $cache_uri 'no cache';
# Use cached or actual file if they exists, otherwise pass request to WordPress
location / {
try_files /wp-content/w3tc/pgcache/$cache_uri/_index.html $uri $uri/ /index.php?q=$uri&$args;
# Cache static files for as long as possible
location ~* \.(xml|ogg|ogv|svg|svgz|eot|otf|woff|mp4|ttf|css|rss|atom|js|jpg|jpeg|gif|png|ico|zip|tgz|gz|rar|bz2|doc|xls|exe|ppt|tar|mid|midi|wav|bmp|rtf)$ {
try_files $uri =404;
expires max;
access_log off;
# Deny access to hidden files
location ~* /\.ht {
deny all;
access_log off;
log_not_found off;
# Pass PHP scripts on to PHP-FPM
location ~* \.php$ {
try_files $uri /index.php;
fastcgi_index index.php;
include fastcgi_params;
fastcgi_param SCRIPT_FILENAME $document_root$fastcgi_script_name;
fastcgi_param SCRIPT_NAME $fastcgi_script_name;
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sajanp commented Mar 4, 2013

w00t! Thanks much for sharing this. Only thing I would change is fcgi to use a socket rather than

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I see this is updated 8 days ago, but it looks old, unless I'm missing something. W3TC on my setup is using wp-content/cache/page_enhanced${cached_uri}_index.html instead of wp-content/w3tc/pgcache/$cache_uri/_index.html

A more up to date config file is here:

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Actually, include fastcgi.conf should be enough on line 81, the two next lines are redundant :).

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Obviously a great gist. Thanks Elivz, you rock!

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I'm try for my site Dunia Aneh Unik | Foto Hot Artis but after finish the configuration. source code for w3 total cache not display. Does it work?

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