How to Create a Custom 404 Page in WordPress – Tutorial 2017

When someone goes to a page on your website that doesn’t exist, you get a 404 error – and if you’re lucky your theme will have a 404 page template that you can customise. ☆☆ ☆ Download my FREE 2019 Theme “Cento” – – a WordPress Starter Theme for Elementor ☆☆ ☆

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Editing the WordPress 404 Page template file needs a little knowledge of HTML and CSS but, in true Jakson style, we can use a WordPress Plugin to take care of it in a matter of minutes!

In this WordPress Tutorial I’ll show you how to make a a great custom 404 page with the “404page – your smart custom 404 error page’ plugin.

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23 Responses

  1. Hadi Mohammadzadeh

    Many Thanks Jakson for such a valuable videos, but in the current video I think after minute 4 is not so informative for 404, it is about visual composer!

  2. Peter's Plugins

    Just came across your video. Thanks so much for mentioning my plugin. By the way, the original name was just 404page. The long title is simply necessary to be found in plugin search on Thank you again.

  3. AskAshleigh

    Also, I Use VC also and many people say it slows down your site because of all the shortcodes. I wont disagree that my site is slow but how do you personally combat this?

  4. AskAshleigh

    this looks crazy easy! Thanks! Because until I learn PHP and get better with HTML I don't want to mess with the theme editor

  5. nana kyohyun

    Man!! Really helpful, I try so hard about this , like 3 hours but wow just end this issue within 2 min, thank you… I think you deserve more views 🙂

  6. 5 minutes video

    Hey . Jackson I have one question for you… Can you one video tutorial for me… How to set up WordPress post or page url link.. Some one copy paste address bar. It's get 404 error…..

  7. Kristen Poborsky

    Hey Jakson…great how to video! I am going to update my 404 page today using your easy to follow instructions and the plugin you recommend. I've been looking for an easy way to make this happen and you gave me everything I need to do it myself….