WooCommerce: Disable Single Search Result Redirect
You have a WooCommerce product called “VREIUTERTKXYU“. You search for “VREIUTERTKXYU” (exact match). WooCommerce, by default, redirects you to the single product page as there is only 1 possible search result (as opposed to sending you to the search result page).
In today’s tutorial, we will be deactivating this WooCommerce function and go back to the normal (at least, to me) behavior: even if there is an exact match in a search (single search result), we still want to display the search page.
The screenshot that follows gives you a working proof, once the snippet you find below is active. Enjoy!
PHP Snippet: Disable Redirect For Single Search Results @ WooCommerce Search
You can place PHP snippets at the bottom of your child theme functions.php file (delete "?>" if you have it there). CSS, on the other hand, goes in your child theme style.css file. Make sure you know what you are doing when editing such files - if you need more guidance, please take a look at my free video tutorial "Where to Place WooCommerce Customization?"
Does this snippet (still) work?
Please let me know in the comments if everything worked as expected. I would be happy to revise the snippet if you report otherwise (please provide screenshots). I have tested this code with Storefront theme, the WooCommerce version listed above and a WordPress-friendly hosting on PHP 7.3.
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Author, WooCommerce expert and WordCamp speaker, Rodolfo has worked as an independent WooCommerce freelancer since 2011. His goal is to help entrepreneurs and developers overcome their WooCommerce nightmares. Rodolfo loves travelling, chasing tennis & soccer balls and, of course, wood fired oven pizza.