Custom 404 Error Page


How to Fix

Creating a custom 404 error page can be relatively simple or more complicated, depending on what technologies were used to build your website (your web server, framework used, etc).

Learn more about the basics of creating a custom 404 error page.

On your custom error page, you should provide relevant information to keep the user's attention so they remain on your website. Some steps to achieve this goal include:

  • Adding links to your most important pages (your best articles articles/content, latest posts, etc.)
  • If you have an e-commerce business, you can display special offers, product recommendations, discounts, etc.
  • Include a search box or a sitemap link to help users find the information they wanted.
  • Use simple language (non-technical) to explain what went wrong.
  • Add a contact form or provide an email address to allow users to get in touch with you for further help.

You can also use your custom 404 error page to track the source of broken links in your site.