Since my Web site was created, it ran various rendering software ; each of those generated URL that Google sometimes seems to remember. Many of those URL aren’t relevant nowadays ; although the information may still be there on the Web site.
Here’s how I deal with the “
404: Page not found” error on WordPress:
- Go to the WordPress administration page and browse to the extensions section ;
- Grab and install the AskApache Google 404 plugin ;
- Activate the plugin and browse to its
I choose to use the
askapache-google-404/404.php file as the “404.php Template File”.
I also enabled the
Track Errors with Google Analytics option.
Finally, from the
HTML Editor section, I defined a personal rendering ; mainly to not show every proposed information and to match my theme. I used the following code:
<div> <h3>%error_title%</h3> <div> <h3>Related Posts</h3> %related_posts% <div id="g404ajax"> <div id="sFormDiv">Loading...</div> <div id="gDiv"></div> <div id="lDiv"></div> <div id="rDiv"></div> <p style="clear:both;"></p> </div><!--g404ajax--> </div><!--content--> </div><!--post--> </div>
Now, any URL is rendered in a nice manner.
That’s All Folks!