How to Fix a “No Results Found” Error in WordPress

How to Fix a “No Results Found” Error in WordPress

What should I do to fix a “No Results Found” error in WordPress?

On several of the websites that I have created, I began to notice that when I navigated the archives for certain categories, or certain authors, I saw the following error when moving past the first page of archive entries:

No Results Found

The page you requested could not be found. Try refining your search, or use the navigation above to locate the post.

However, I knew that the author or category archive that I was browsing had more than enough posts to fill more than one archive page. After some research, I found the solution to this issue. While I am not sure what causes the “No Results Found” error in WordPress when results should be present, I do know that this has resolved the issue for me each time I have encountered it.

1. Log in to the WP-Admin section of your website.

2. Click the “Settings” link at the bottom of the left-hand menu.

3. Click the “Reading” link.

4. Change the number next to “Blog pages show at most” to “5 posts.”

5. Click the “Save Changes” button.

You might also experiment with this figure by changing the number to 6 or 7 posts. Again, while I am not entirely certain what causes the “No Results Found” WordPress error or why this solution resolves it, I have had 100% success with this method.

One Response to “How to Fix a “No Results Found” Error in WordPress”

  1. Rumio says:

    Hi there,

    I’ve had a similar issue. The problem was WP theme was configured to show 5 posts but WordPress>Setting>Reading was configured to show 10 posts. When I set it to 5 as suggested by you the error was resolved.

    Thanks for sharing the tip.