how do i redirect first time visitors on my wordpress site to the homepage?

You can redirect first-time visitors on your WordPress site to the homepage by using a plugin, such as the “First Time Visitors Redirect” plugin, or by editing the .htaccess file.

  1. Using a Plugin:
  • Search for the “First Time Visitors Redirect” plugin in the WordPress plugin directory and install it on your site.
  • Once installed, go to the plugin settings page and set the redirect URL to your homepage.
  • Make sure that the plugin is enabled and the redirect will take effect for first-time visitors.
  1. Editing the .htaccess file:
  • Access the .htaccess file on your server using an FTP client or by logging into your hosting control panel.
  • Add the following code at the top of the file:
RewriteEngine On
RewriteCond %{HTTP_COOKIE} !^.*wordpress_logged_in.*$
RewriteRule ^(.*)$ / [R=302,L]
  • Save the file and upload it back to your server.
  • This code will check for the presence of a “wordpress_logged_in” cookie and will redirect first-time visitors to the homepage of your site.


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