How to Redirect Empty Searches to Root in WordPress

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Are you looking for a way to redirect empty searches to root? While there’s probably a plugin for this, we have created a quick code snippet that you can use to redirect empty searches to root in WordPress.


All you have to do is add this code to your .htaccess file:

# Redirect Empty Searches to root
RewriteCond %{QUERY_STRING} ^s=$
RewriteRule ^ /? [L,R=301]

Make sure to keep a backup of your .htaccess file before adding the above code.

Note: If this is your first time adding code snippets in WordPress, then please refer to our guide on how to properly add code snippets in WordPress, so you don’t accidentally break your site.

If you liked this code snippet, please consider checking out our other articles on the site like: 12 best WordPress plugins for bloggers and 27 best WordPress themes for travel blogs.

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