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Return 404 in no-result page

  • Hello guys,

    I am getting lots of gibberish search result pages (ie. /search/5tryfhfskks ) indexed in Google.

    And I want to return 404 in my no-result pages (so I can safely remove these gibberish from Google index).

    What’s the easiest way to do this?

    I am already using a child themes now. But is there a function or filter we can apply to simply add the 404 header to the no-result.php?

  • Hi there,

    the template_redirect hook can be used to return the 404 template and a 404 status_header on no results.
    heres an example PHP snippet to do that.

    function custom_search_404() {
        global $wp_query;
        if ( $wp_query->is_search && $wp_query->is_main_query() && $wp_query->found_posts == 0 ) {
    add_action('template_redirect', 'custom_search_404');
  • Glad to hear that

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