Joomla Custom 404 Page

  1. Oct 19, 2013 To reduce the trouble cause by a 404 error you could use a custom 404 error page instead of the boring and useless one. The page could provide the necessary details to guide the lost visitor and make sure they return to your site. Before you create your own custom 404 page check the following things which you should have on a 404 page.
  2. Ok, I create a custom 404 page with articles on my website. I have alias /error404 which works. I'm added next rule in.htaccess: ErrorDocument 404 /error404 But if if I turn on the broken link, I see a Gantry 404 Page. Can you help me fix this? Thanks in advance.

SEO is about getting visitors viewing your website. Now sometimes, they may come from an outdated link on some blog, or made a mistake while typing a URL. In such case, we certainly want to make any effort to keep them and try provide them with what they were looking for: sh404SEF can display similar URLs or even automatically redirect 404s.

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Many times, a Joomla! website 404 error page looks like this:

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Joomla Custom 404 Page

We can improve this process by first showing visitors the full template and menu structure of your site - and the search box if you have one. But sh404SEF will go one step further: we can automatically insert links to pages with an URL similar to the request made by the visitor. This way, we are likely directly offering a link that they will want to click!

Joomla Custom 404 Page

How To Make A Custom 404 Page

Joomla custom 404 pages

That's not all. If some 404 errors are happening often, you may want to automatically redirect visitors to a specific page. sh404SEF lets you choose: either let it automatically redirect to a similar URL, or select which one to redirect to. This a very easy process in the URL manager: