Customise your 404 Pages

Customise your 404 Pages

Stuart Holmes

You might have seen some awesome examples of 404 pages out on the web and be thinking about getting your own. It really isn’t that hard. But if you’re a little coding averse and prefer the simplicity of a WordPress plugin, we have a list of 404 plugins which can help.

404 to Start

If you just want 404 pages to send people back to your home page, then 404 to Start is the plugin for you. It also offers email alerts to let you know your site visitor found a pesky 404.

All 404 Redirect to Homepage

Another little plugin that does exactly what it says on the tin is All 404 Redirect to Homepage. This handy plugin also sends people back to your homepage when they come across a 404 error. It’s a pretty simple fix that can save your site visitors getting annoyed.

Genesis 404 Page

If you are looking to create a customised page then the Genesis 404 Page plugin allows you to do just that.

All In One WP Security & Firewall

Thinking about something a little more robust and sophisticated? The All In One WP Security & Firewall boosts your site security and logs each 404 on your site helping you to address them effectively.

Genesis Widgetized Not Found & 404

If you have a genesis framework, then you could try the Genesis Widgetized Not Found & 404 which lets you use widgets to generate custom 404 pages.

If you want something slicker, then it’s probably best if you work with php and HTML to create something original and cool.

Need a hand with that? We’re happy to help here at Elementary Digital! Contact us today on 0113 323 0728 or use this handy contact form.

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