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Change 404 Error Page

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  • #23530
    brdwlk
    Participant

    Is there an “easy way” to change what is displayed for the 404 error page?

    I’m not a developer or codes, so “hooks” and “filters” aren’t really an option. I have designed a page I would like to use and though I might just be able to drop a redirect link in somewhere, but of course it doesn’t appear to be that easy…

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  • #23534
    Jason Bobich
    Keymaster

    Hi,

    Checkout our string swap plugin. That should do the trick for you, I think. It’ll allow you to change the title and content of the 404 page, along with any other hard-coded text strings the theme outputs on the frontend of your website.

    https://wordpress.org/plugins/theme-blvd-string-swap/

    #23539
    brdwlk
    Participant

    Thanks.

    This plugin will be helpful for some other wording changes I need to make, but not really helpful form my initial intent.

    I wanted to add an optin form to the 404 page, so that even if people get to my site though a broken link, I still have the opportunity to offer them value. This plugin is not that dynamic.

    No worries though. I came up with a workaround. I add a a javascipt in the footer to initiate a pop to handle this functionality. Perhaps not as pretty, but I think it gets the job done.

    Thanks again for your help.

    #23540
    Jason Bobich
    Keymaster

    I would install the included child theme, and just copy content-404.php from main parent theme to your child theme. This is a really simple little file and you can just plop your form in there.

    The fact that you know the word javascript tells me you can probably pull that off. 😉

    #23544
    brdwlk
    Participant

    I just may take that on… 🙂

    BTW, your plugin is actually much better than I first thought too. I just realized that I could use some basic html code in the text string boxes!

    Thanks again for the help… and better yet the fast responses!

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