Modify the return-shop and continue-shopping links

Changes the return-to-shop and continue-shopping links to go to a specific product. These buttons are found on an empty Cart page and on an empty Orders page within My Account.

add_filter( 'woocommerce_return_to_shop_redirect', function( $link ) {

	return '/';

} );

add_filter( 'woocommerce_continue_shopping_redirect', function( $link ) {

	return '/';

} );

add_filter( 'gettext', function( $translated ) {

	switch( $translated ) {
		case 'Browse products':
		case 'Continue shopping':
			return 'Visit home page';

	return $translated;

} );

Instructions for Modify the return-shop and continue-shopping links

  1. Log into a staging or locally hosted clone of your site.
  2. Install and activate Code Snippets plugin.
  3. WP Admin > Snippets > Add New
  4. Copy and paste the code from the section above.
  5. Check to ensure formatting came over properly.
  6. Customize the code as desired.
  7. Add a meaningful title.
  8. Select whether to run on front-end or back-end (or both).
  9. Click “Save and Activate”.
  10. Test your site to ensure it works.
  11. Disable if any problems, or recover.
  12. Repeat for live environment.

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