How do I force redirect all 404’s (or every page, whether invalid or not) to the homepage?

Setting the error page to the home page like this

error_page 404 /index.html;

has a small problem, the status code of the home page will be “404 not found”, if you want to load the home page with a “200 ok” status code you should do it like this

error_page 404 =200 /index.html;

This will convert the “404 not found” error code to a “200 ok” code, and load the home page

The second method which @jvperrin mentioned is good too,

try_files $uri $uri/ /index.html;

but you need to keep 1 thing in mind, since it’s the location / any asset that doesn’t match another location and is not found will also load the index.html, for example missing images, css, js files, but in your case I can see you already have another location that’s matching the assets’ extensions, so you shouldn’t face this problem.

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