Nginx rewrite to fixed destination link

Deckard asked:

I would like to rewrite all incoming links to a fixed destination link.
Any arguments and URI paths should be dropped, so

should always become

It seems so trivial but I don’t seem to get it – I always end up with at least the URI path being taken over.

I answered:

You should not be using rewrites for this at all; nginx is not apache.

Instead, use try_files.

This construction is common; it serves up static files directly, and then passes anything else to /index.php:

 location / {
    try_files $uri $uri/ /index.php;

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