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Does Your Website Have a 404?

Does Your Website Have a 404?

When people try to visit a page on your website that doesn’t exist, what happens?  Do they reach a 404 page?  If not, you’ll need to add this soon.

What is a 404 page?

The requested page could not be found but may be available again in the future (w3schools).  

When a visitor goes to your website, they should get an error message that indicates that the content they were looking for isn’t at the page they landed on.  Ideally, you will help them find something related to what they were looking for by presenting them with a search box and related items.

Awesome 404 Pages

Take a look at a few best-of 404 posts:

  1. The Best 404 Pages on the Internet
  2. 33 More Entertaining 404 Error Pages
  3. 49 Nice And Creative Error 404 Pages
  4. 60 Really Cool And Creative Error 404 Pages

How to Make a 404 Page

To make a custom 404 page, you have a few options. First, your theme may have a 404 area to create your page:

how to make a 404

If your theme doesn’t have that option, try using a WordPress plugin, like Custom 404.

Testing your 404 Error Page:

To test your 404 error page, add any extra address to the end of your domain, or visit



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Courtney Engle Robertson

From high school business education to the WordPress Training team, Courtney helps people of all skill levels get their message out. She lives in south-central Pennsylvania, loves coffee, plays the mandolin, and has a very large vegetable garden.

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