I've set up a WordPress website. I'm able to login, and browse the front page- but everything but the admin-side brings me to a white page with the texts "500 Internal Server Error - nginx/1.1.19". I've read up on this and can't seem to solve the issue. I'm unable to find the .htaccess, even with my FileZilla forcing the showing of hidden files. I read that you may have to enable 'fancy' permalink, so I did, but it held no results.
nginx doesn't use the .htaccess file for configuration. Have you checked the wordpress Codex for specific instructions for setup when using nginx instead of straight apache?