Please follow this tutorial step by step to set up the Hide My WP Ghost for Nginx server:

  1. In your WordPress dashboard, go to Hide My WP > Permalinks
  2. Select the Safe Mode,  scroll down and customize the paths as you like
  3. Click the Save button to save the changes.
  4. You will see a message to include the configuration file into nginx.conf file.

If your server is a Linux server, the main path to the nginx.conf file is /etc/nginx/nginx.conf (or /etc/nginx/conf/nginx.conf if you’re using Arch Linux). If the server is a Windows server your nginx.conf file will be located at C:nginxconfnginx.conf)

If your nginx doesn’t have sites-enabled option activated (check for sites-enabled subdirectory in the same directory with nginx.conf file), you will find the server configuration in nginx.conf file like in the below example:

server {
        server_name [your domain name];
        root [path to the website root];
        index index.php;

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

}

What you have to do is to add the code before location / {“try_files $uri $uri/ /index.php?$args;”} line. See the below example:

server {
        server_name [your domain name];
        root [path to the website root];
        index index.php;
        include path-to-file/hidemywp.conf;

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

}

If you nginx has the sites-enabled option activated you have to enter in the sites-enabled subdirectory and open the file with the domain name. In that file you will find the above configuration.

Note: Don’t delete any line from your current configuration unless you know what you are doing.  

  1. After you add the lines in your conf file, save it and go back to your Hide My Wp settings and press the “Okay, I set it up” button. Logout and check if the new URLs are set correctly by checking the source code.
  2. Note: You need to reload the Nginx config to apply the changes.
    For  linux use:
    # nginx -s reload

    For  Windows use:
    # cd C:nginx
    # nginx -s reload

See Also: How To Configure Hide My Wp On Nginx Web Server With Virtual Private Server