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Blank Search Display

By default, WordPress does not search for blank search bar queries. It redirects to the home page for blank search. To prevent this, you can use pre_get_posts hook. You can use pre_get_posts action to manipulate the query variables for specific pages. You can modify $wp_query object before any results are returned. In this example, we are using pre_get_posts before $wp_query returning false value. Insert the following code into the functions.php file inside your theme.

Code Snippet:

<?php
function make_blank_search ($query){
    global $wp_query;
    if (isset($_GET&#91;'s'&#93;) && $_GET&#91;'s'&#93;==''){  //if search parameter is blank, do not return false
        $wp_query->set('s',' ');
        $wp_query->is_search=true;
    }
    return $query;
}
add_action('pre_get_posts','make_blank_search');
?>

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