Running FlatPress behind a reverse proxy

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Running FlatPress behind a reverse proxy

Post by mike » Fri Mar 03, 2023 7:48 am

Hi all. I'm loving FlatPress, but I've got a problem running my blog behind a reverse proxy.

My server is running at my house so I control everything. Connecting to FlatPress within my network works fine (e.g., but when I try to connect from the external domain (e.g. through the proxy, the blog connects okay but CSS doesn't work and all links forward to the internal network IP.

This happens routinely when configuring websites with my setup. Generally, I only need to tell an install to make the site URL " / " because the reverse proxy drops traffic right into the site's root directory and doesn't need the website to specify a URL, but I can't make it work with FlatPress. I've tried re-running the installer several times with different URL settings, and I've even tried editing the PHP files directly, but nothing seems to change the site's behavior.

What can I do to get things working? Thanks in advance for your help.

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Re: Running FlatPress behind a reverse proxy

Post by George » Sat Mar 04, 2023 11:32 am

are you using nginx ?
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Re: Running FlatPress behind a reverse proxy

Post by fraenkiman » Sat Mar 04, 2023 12:30 pm

Hello mike,

welcome on board.
Does the reverse proxy and the web server at your home actually use HTTP (port 80)? Does the problem still exist if you use HTTPS (port 443)?

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Re: Running FlatPress behind a reverse proxy

Post by Arvid » Sun Mar 05, 2023 12:56 pm


did you try to simply set your FlatPress blog URL to ?

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