Putting your Swish Blog on a Subdirectory

Using a subdirectory (also called subfolder) for your blog can be good for SEO. So naturally, this is something that Swish supports, although it requires some advanced configuration.

We are using /blog as the subdirectory in this documentation, but you can choose anything else.

Perform the following steps:

  1. Add a custom domain.
  2. Add the directory as part of the custom domain, for example, in the the custom domain field, enter example.com/blog. Adding a Custom Domain
  3. Set up a proxy to forward all request from the /blog subdirectory to http://BLOG_ID.i.swish.ink.
    You can see the ID of a blog on the blog listing page.
  4. In the proxy configuration, add a header X-Swish-Host which will be the custom domain without the subdirectory. e.g. example.com not example.com/blog.


With Nginx

In your configuration file:

server {
    listen 80;
    listen [::]:80;
    server_name YOUR_BLOG_DOMAIN;

    location /blog/ {
        proxy_pass http://BLOG_ID.i.swish.ink;

        proxy_set_header X-Swish-Host $http_host;
        proxy_set_header X-Real-IP $remote_addr;
        proxy_set_header X-Forwarded-For $proxy_add_x_forwarded_for;
        proxy_set_header X-Forwarded-Proto $scheme;

With Netlify

In netlify.toml:

  from = "/blog/*"
  to = "https://YOUR_BLOG_ID.i.swish.ink/blog/:splat"
  status = 200
  force = true
  headers = {X-Swish-Host = "YOUR_BLOG_DOMAIN"}

See Also


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