WiscWeb - UW Theme - Creating a Custom 404 Page

This document will walk you through setting up a custom 404 page for your site.

What is a custom 404 page?

When an end-user enters a URL for your site that does not exist, they will get a 404 error, which indicates that the page they were looking for does not exist. This can be very confusing for customers who:

  • Have old bookmarks to pages
  • Have old links in communications (emails, brochures, etc.)

Creating a custom 404 page allows you to present more information to your customers rather than a generic error.

To create a custom 404 page

  1. Login to your WordPress site.
  2. Create a new page with the content you want for your 404 page. We recommend naming it 404 Error.
  3. In your Dashboard, click on Appearance > Customize.
  4. Click on Custom 404 Page.
  5. You will see a dropdown with all of your pages selected. Select the page you created in step 2 (e.g. 404 Error).
  6. Click Save



Keywords:error does not exist navigate   Doc ID:73229
Owner:Ryan H.Group:WiscWeb CMS
Created:2017-05-10 14:10 CDTUpdated:2017-05-10 14:11 CDT
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