On my wordpress theme i am using a static page for my home page. The issue is if someone submits an empty search wordpress sends them to the index.php. I remember that in one of the videos Chris showed a technique to deal with this but i can’t remember which video it was. Does anyone know how to deal with this or which video it was?
It sounds to me like maybe the search.php is either missing or has some kind of exception in it. Like everything else it’s just another loop of some kind. I generally doctor up my search file as I really don’t like how the default page displays info. But I’d first check those two items to rule them out.
@JoshWhite The search loop is fine and on a standard WP site that don’t use a static home page don’t have an issue with when someone submits an empty search but as soon as you use a static home page the issue arises. This is because the WP standard for handerling an empty search is to send the user to index.php. This is the issue i am battling with and need to fix.
@TheDoc Yeah i have a search.php file but the default for wordpress when someone submit’s the search box with nothing in it is to send them to index.php but it wont load the page that you have set as your home page which in my case is a template under home.php